Christening of battleship New Jersey by Carolyn Edison, wife of New Jersey Governor and former Secretary of the Navy Charles Edison, Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States, 7 Dec 1942Launching of submarine Bowfin, 7 Dec 1942, Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States.Submarine Bowfin sponsor Mrs. Jane Gawne, Rear Admiral Thomas Withers, and Bowfin Maid of honor Miss Christine Gawne stand ready to christen the boat prior to her launch at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, 7 Dec 1942.Two submarines of US Navy Submarine Squadron 50 at Rosneath, Scotland, United Kingdom, circa 7 Dec 1942; sub possibilities were USS Barb, USS Blackfish, USS Herring, USS Shad, USS Gunnel, and USS Gurnard
Christening of battleship New Jersey by Carolyn Edison, wife of New Jersey Governor and former Secretary of the Navy Charles Edison, Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States, 7 Dec 1942Launching of submarine Bowfin, 7 Dec 1942, Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States.Submarine Bowfin sponsor Mrs. Jane Gawne, Rear Admiral Thomas Withers, and Bowfin Maid of honor Miss Christine Gawne stand ready to christen the boat prior to her launch at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, 7 Dec 1942.Two submarines of US Navy Submarine Squadron 50 at Rosneath, Scotland, United Kingdom, circa 7 Dec 1942; sub possibilities were USS Barb, USS Blackfish, USS Herring, USS Shad, USS Gunnel, and USS Gurnard


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