San Juan christened by Mrs. Margarita Coll de Santori, during launching ceremonies at the Bethlehem Steel CompanyUSS San Diego and USS San Juan, Fore River shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, Jan 1942San Juan off Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 11 Apr 1942USS San Juan probably at Nouméa, New Caledonia, 3 Aug 1942; photograph taken from USS Wasp
San Juan christened by Mrs. Margarita Coll de Santori, during launching ceremonies at the Bethlehem Steel Company's Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 6 Sep 1941USS San Diego and USS San Juan, Fore River shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, Jan 1942San Juan off Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 11 Apr 1942USS San Juan probably at Nouméa, New Caledonia, 3 Aug 1942; photograph taken from USS Wasp
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