|Caption||Captain Fred C Dickey taking command at the commissioning of USS Hancock, Navy Yard Annex, South Boston, 15 Apr 1944. Note Commandant First Naval District RearAdm Robert Theobald seated behind Dickey. ww2dbase|
|Source||ww2dbaseNational Museum of Naval Aviation RL Lawson Collection|
|Photos on Same Day||15 Apr 1944|
|Photos at Same Place||Quincy, Massachusetts, United States|
|Added By||David Stubblebine|
|Added Date||1 Jan 2006|
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8 Aug 2019 02:34:15 PM
Seated-front row: Hon. Leverett Saltonstall, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (only hand is visible); shipâ€™s sponsor, Mrs. DeWitt C Ramsey, wife of Radm Ramsey, Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics; Radm RA Theobald, USN, Commandant First Naval District; unidentified Army General.
At microphone: Capt Fred C Dickey reading his orders to assume command of USS Hancock (CV-19), he then set the first watch.