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United States (CVA-58). Workmen lay the ship’s 15-ton keel plate and initial shell plate, in a construction dry dock at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company shipyard, Newport News, Virginia, 18 April 1949. The carrier was cancelled a few days later, on 23 April. [1280 x 1023]

United States (CVA-58). Workmen lay the ship’s 15-ton keel plate and initial shell plate, in a construction dry dock at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company shipyard, Newport News, Virginia, 18 April 1949. The carrier was cancelled a few days later, on 23 April. [1280 x 1023]

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Class-leader plus one. USS Fletcher (DD-445) and USS Radford (DD-446) at launching, 3 May 1942. Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Kearny, New Jersey. There were 175 Fletcher-class DD’s built during World War II. [5695 × 4537]

Class-leader plus one. USS Fletcher (DD-445) and USS Radford (DD-446) at launching, 3 May 1942. Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Kearny, New Jersey. There were 175 Fletcher-class DD’s built during World War II. [5695 × 4537]

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USS Barton (DD 599) view forward looking aft at Bethlehem Steel Company, Shipbuilding Division, Quincy, Massachusetts, January 2, 1942. Barton was sunk by Japanese destroyer Amatsukaze on November 13, 1942, during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. [3112 x 2344]

USS Barton (DD 599) view forward looking aft at Bethlehem Steel Company, Shipbuilding Division, Quincy, Massachusetts, January 2, 1942. Barton was sunk by Japanese destroyer Amatsukaze on November 13, 1942, during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. [3112 x 2344]

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SS War Harbour, then SS Independence, photographed on 24 October 1918 at the yard of her builder, Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., San Francisco. To the left is her sister, SS Eclipse, that during World War II became USS William P. Biddle (AP-15). [860 × 700]

SS War Harbour, then SS Independence, photographed on 24 October 1918 at the yard of her builder, Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., San Francisco. To the left is her sister, SS Eclipse, that during World War II became USS William P. Biddle (AP-15). [860 × 700]