Heavy cruiser USS Chester at Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, Nov 1930.Suffern in Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 15 Oct 1931Newly commissioned aircraft carrier USS Hornet (Yorktown-class) in Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 27 Oct 1941.USS Essex at Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 1 Feb 1943. Photo 2 of 2.
Heavy cruiser USS Chester at Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, Nov 1930.Suffern in Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 15 Oct 1931Newly commissioned aircraft carrier USS Hornet (Yorktown-class) in Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 27 Oct 1941.USS Essex at Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 1 Feb 1943. Photo 2 of 2.
USS Essex leaving Norfolk, Virginia, United States, for shakedown exercises, 15 Mar 1943.Starboard side view of Essex-class carrier Ticonderoga being delivered to the US Navy on the morning of her commissioning, Hampton Roads, Virginia, Untied States, May 8, 1944.USS Ticonderoga off Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 26 Jun 1944. Two months later, the flight deck would be extended 11-feet to nearly cover the forward 40mm anti-aircraft mounts.Double stacked Jeeps packed for transport on Liberty Ship SS Esek Hopkins, Pier 2, Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, Jul 10, 1944
USS Essex leaving Norfolk, Virginia, United States, for shakedown exercises, 15 Mar 1943.Starboard side view of Essex-class carrier Ticonderoga being delivered to the US Navy on the morning of her commissioning, Hampton Roads, Virginia, Untied States, May 8, 1944.USS Ticonderoga off Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 26 Jun 1944. Two months later, the flight deck would be extended 11-feet to nearly cover the forward 40mm anti-aircraft mounts.Double stacked Jeeps packed for transport on Liberty Ship SS Esek Hopkins, Pier 2, Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, Jul 10, 1944


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