Battleship USS Iowa on display in San Francisco Bay, California, United States, 24 May 1947. Note San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and Yerba Buena Island in the background.

Caption   Battleship USS Iowa on display in San Francisco Bay, California, United States, 24 May 1947. Note San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and Yerba Buena Island in the background. ww2dbase
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Added Date 1 Jan 2019

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
23 Jun 2018 11:14:20 PM

This is a very interesting photo for people like me who pay attention to how Navy ships fly their flags. Iowa is flying her jack from the jackstaff (bow) and her ensign from the flagstaff (stern), indicating the ship is anchored or moored. Iowa is also flying her ensign from the after mast, indicating the ship is underway. Both cannot be true. Everything else in the photo suggests the ship is well anchored. The ensign on the after mast also appears larger than usual so it may that the ship is commemorating some special event. Even so, this is an unusual display. Note also the personal flag of a Vice-Admiral (3-stars) flying from the masthead and a pennant flying from the after mast, starboard halyard.

The aircraft on the catapults are Curtiss SC-1 Seahawks.

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