Launching ceremony of submarine R-5, Fore River Shipbuilding Company yard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 24 Nov 1918Launching ceremony of S-26, at Bethlehem ShipbuildingUSS Lexington fitting out at the Bethlehem Steel Company shipyard at Quincy, Massachusetts, Nov 1927; note merchant ship West Grama at right edge of photoScrews and stern of the cruiser Northampton on the ways ten days before her launching, Bethlehem Steel Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 26 Aug 1929. Note the man standing on the scaffold next to the propeller shaft.
Launching ceremony of submarine R-5, Fore River Shipbuilding Company yard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 24 Nov 1918Launching ceremony of S-26, at Bethlehem Shipbuilding's Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 22 Aug 1922USS Lexington fitting out at the Bethlehem Steel Company shipyard at Quincy, Massachusetts, Nov 1927; note merchant ship West Grama at right edge of photoScrews and stern of the cruiser Northampton on the ways ten days before her launching, Bethlehem Steel Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 26 Aug 1929. Note the man standing on the scaffold next to the propeller shaft.
Commissioning ceremonies aboard the cruiser Northampton at the Bethlehem Steel Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 17 May 1930. Note the senior officers in their cocked hats.The launching of the USS Lexington (Essex-class) at the Bethlehem Steel Company shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 26 Sep 1942. Note that the island structure is yet to be built.Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill just after launching at the Fore River yards, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, Dec 11, 1942. Note K-class airship from Airship Patrol Squadron ZP-11 overhead.Launching ceremony of carrier Wasp, Bethlehem Steel Company shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 17 Aug 1943
Commissioning ceremonies aboard the cruiser Northampton at the Bethlehem Steel Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 17 May 1930. Note the senior officers in their cocked hats.The launching of the USS Lexington (Essex-class) at the Bethlehem Steel Company shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 26 Sep 1942. Note that the island structure is yet to be built.Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill just after launching at the Fore River yards, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, Dec 11, 1942. Note K-class airship from Airship Patrol Squadron ZP-11 overhead.Launching ceremony of carrier Wasp, Bethlehem Steel Company shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 17 Aug 1943
Launching of the Cleveland-class cruiser Pasadena at the Bethlehem Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States 23 Dec 1943.Wife of Mayor Carl Gustav Wopschall (of Pasadena, California, United States) christening cruiser Pasadena, Bethlehem Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 28 Dec 1943Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock at the Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning.Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock moving past the Fore River Bridge, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning. Photo 1 of 2
Launching of the Cleveland-class cruiser Pasadena at the Bethlehem Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States 23 Dec 1943.Wife of Mayor Carl Gustav Wopschall (of Pasadena, California, United States) christening cruiser Pasadena, Bethlehem Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 28 Dec 1943Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock at the Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning.Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock moving past the Fore River Bridge, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning. Photo 1 of 2
Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock moving past the Fore River Bridge, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning. Photo 2 of 2Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock off Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning.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.TBM-3E Avenger at NAS Squantum, Massachusetts, United States, with partially folded wings, 1947. The white canister mounted under the right wing is a radar pod.
Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock moving past the Fore River Bridge, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning. Photo 2 of 2Essex-class Aircraft Carrier Hancock off Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Apr 1944, the day before her commissioning.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.TBM-3E Avenger at NAS Squantum, Massachusetts, United States, with partially folded wings, 1947. The white canister mounted under the right wing is a radar pod.


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