Ladies Who Launch: Ship Christening Photographs from Delaware Valley Shipyards
USS Alaska, 1943
Launching party, USS Alaska, Mrs. Ernest Gruening, sponsor, August 15, 1943. New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey.
Alaska, a large cruiser, was part of a task force that provided protection to aircraft carriers in the Pacific during attacks on Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and Japan.
Independence Seaport Museum
New York Shipbuilding Corporation Collection
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