Bagley-class destroyers Blue and Helm on 27 May 1937, the date of their launching, in Drydock #2 at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States.USS Helm departing Hampton Roads, Virginia for her builders’ trials, 11 Nov 1937.Plan view, aft, of destroyer Helm, Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 25 Feb 1942Plan view, forward, of destroyer Helm, Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 25 Feb 1942
Bagley-class destroyers Blue and Helm on 27 May 1937, the date of their launching, in Drydock #2 at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States.USS Helm departing Hampton Roads, Virginia for her builders’ trials, 11 Nov 1937.Plan view, aft, of destroyer Helm, Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 25 Feb 1942Plan view, forward, of destroyer Helm, Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 25 Feb 1942
Helm off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 26 Feb 1942USS Helm at anchor at Nouméa, New Caledonia, 6 Apr 1942.USS Helm off Mare Island Naval Shipyard after an overhaul and a new Measure 31, Design 1D paint scheme, 29 Apr 1944.Destroyer USS Helm repelling a special attack from a Nakajima Ki-43
Helm off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 26 Feb 1942USS Helm at anchor at Nouméa, New Caledonia, 6 Apr 1942.USS Helm off Mare Island Naval Shipyard after an overhaul and a new Measure 31, Design 1D paint scheme, 29 Apr 1944.Destroyer USS Helm repelling a special attack from a Nakajima Ki-43 'Oscar' fighter off Luzon, Philippines, 5 Jan 1945. The photo was taken from the carrier USS Steamer Bay.
USS Helm in the western Pacific in a Measure 31 Design 1D paint scheme, late 1944-1945. Note the sailor sitting on top of the upper most gun director.
USS Helm in the western Pacific in a Measure 31 Design 1D paint scheme, late 1944-1945. Note the sailor sitting on top of the upper most gun director.
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