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USS Arizona

USS Arizona from conception in 1915 to final memorial.

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 AssistantNavySecretaryFranklinRooseveltvisitingtheUSSArizonaunderconstructionattheNavyYardinNewYorkin1914_zps201e49a3_compressed

 Written on the picture:  F644N150.NAVY YEAR, NEW YORK, 3-16-14, LAYING KEEL OF U.S.S. BATTLE-SHIP NO39, ARRIVAL OF ASST.Ff.D.ROOSEVELT, & OTHERS.

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         Motor Crane, Navy Yard7466726104_5ac4972d0c_o_zps3002e132_compressed

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U.S.S. Arizona. USS_Arizona_aft_cradle_before_launch_NARA_19-LC-19A-12_zpsa6ba7922_compressed

Details of After Cradle, NavyYard, NewYork, June 18, 1915.

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 Launching Party

USS_Arizona_launch_arrival_of_sponsor_NARA_19-LC-19A-5_zps32057c66_compressedJune 1915

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 Approaching End of Ways, June 19, 1915

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USS Arizona at Guantanamo c 1920

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USS Arizona 1927

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USS Arizona 1930

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USS_Arizona_after_1931_modernization_NARA_19-LC-19B-5_zps21485b20_compressedPicture reads:   U.S.S. Arizona upon completion of modernization NFK.

Navy Yd.  Ports, VA serial No. 143-31. 3-2-31

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