Cotten, circa Jul 1943 off New York City, when she was first completed; note the photo had been retouched by war-time censors to remove radar antennas and Mark 37 gun director, photo 1 of 2Cotten, circa Jul 1943 off New York City, when she was first completed; note the photo had been retouched by war-time censors to remove radar antennas and Mark 37 gun director, photo 2 of 2Aerial photo of Cotten underway off New York City, 14 Aug 1943Destroyer Cotten steaming at sea, circa 1945, photo 1 of 7
Cotten, circa Jul 1943 off New York City, when she was first completed; note the photo had been retouched by war-time censors to remove radar antennas and Mark 37 gun director, photo 1 of 2Cotten, circa Jul 1943 off New York City, when she was first completed; note the photo had been retouched by war-time censors to remove radar antennas and Mark 37 gun director, photo 2 of 2Aerial photo of Cotten underway off New York City, 14 Aug 1943Destroyer Cotten steaming at sea, circa 1945, photo 1 of 7
Destroyer Cotten steaming at sea, circa 1945, photo 2 of 7Destroyer Cotten steaming at sea, circa 1945, photo 3 of 7Destroyer Cotten steaming at sea, circa 1945, photo 4 of 7; men of APA Sanborn in foregroundDestroyer Cotten steaming at sea, circa 1945, photo 5 of 7; men of APA Sanborn in foreground
Destroyer Cotten steaming at sea, circa 1945, photo 2 of 7Destroyer Cotten steaming at sea, circa 1945, photo 3 of 7Destroyer Cotten steaming at sea, circa 1945, photo 4 of 7; men of APA Sanborn in foregroundDestroyer Cotten steaming at sea, circa 1945, photo 5 of 7; men of APA Sanborn in foreground
Destroyer Cotten steaming at sea, circa 1945, photo 6 of 7; men of APA Sanborn in foregroundDestroyer Cotten steaming at sea, circa 1945, photo 7 of 7; men of APA Sanborn in foreground
Destroyer Cotten steaming at sea, circa 1945, photo 6 of 7; men of APA Sanborn in foregroundDestroyer Cotten steaming at sea, circa 1945, photo 7 of 7; men of APA Sanborn in foreground
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