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Charleston Naval Shipyard Photographs

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USS Eldridge (DE 201) and USS Craig (DE 202) Keel Laying Ceremony
USS Eldridge (DE 201) and USS Craig (DE 202) Keel Laying Ceremony Print of keel laying ceremony participants. Printing at bottom states, "636-43 US Navy Yard, SC, April 15, 1943. Keel laying ceremonies of the USS Eldridge (DE 201) and USS Craig (DE 202). Rear Admiral W. A. Glassford addressing the keel laying group of the USS Eldridge (DE 201) after presentation of momento plaques by Mrs. A. M. Penn. Left to right: Mrs A. A. Cuzzell, Mr A. A. Cuzzell, Mrs. L. H. Pryor, Mr L. H. Pryor, back to camera, Captain A. M. Penn, USM, Mrs. H. R. Gissell, Mr. H. R. Gissell, Rear Admiral W. A. Glassford, USN, Commandant, and Mrs. A. M. Penn.
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USS Beatty and USS Tillman
USS Beatty and USS Tillman Writing on back states, "Dual launching USS Beatty (DD640) and USS Tillman (DD 641) - Dec. 20, 1941 USS Tillman at point of pivot."
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USS Beatty (DD640) and USS Tillman
USS Beatty (DD640) and USS Tillman Writing on bottom states, "1820-41 US Navy Yard, Charleston, SC. December 20, 1941. Dual Launching USS Beatty (DD640) and USS Tillman (DD 641) Christening Bottle USS Tillman. File 11951."
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USS Paul Hamilton (DD 589) & USS Twiggs (DD 591)
USS Paul Hamilton (DD 589) & USS Twiggs (DD 591) Printing on bottom states, "205-43 US Navy Yard, SC, January 20, 1943. USS Paul Hamilton (DD 589) & USS Twiggs (DD 591) Keel Laying Ceremonies. The keel was officially laid by striking three arcs simutaneously on the keel of each vessel by the wives of Junior Officers assited by thier husbands. DD591 striking the arc and officially laying the keel. Left to right: front row: Mrs.R. G. Odiorne, Mrs. A. A. Rimmer,Mrs. J. W. Clayton, Mrs. T. H. Dwyer. File 14783."
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USS Eldridge (DE 201) and USS Craig (DE 202) Keel Laying Ceremony
USS Eldridge (DE 201) and USS Craig (DE 202) Keel Laying Ceremony Print of keel laying ceremony participants. Print on bottom states, "633-43 US Navy Yard, SC April 15, 1943. Keel Laying Ceremonies of the USS Eldridge (DE 201) and USS Craig (DE 202) Left to right: Mrs. A. A. Cuzzell, Mr. A. A. Cuzzell, Mrs. L. H. Pryor, Mr. L. H. Pryor, Mrs. H. R. Gissell, and Mr. H. R. Gissell. File 15303."
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USS J. Fred Talbott
USS J. Fred Talbott Printing on bottom states, "US Navy Yard, SC, December 31, 1943. USS J. Fred Talbott, Stern, Down View. File 12-31-43-10. APD-7 (WWI 4 stack DD-114 modernized at CNSYD to APD-7)" This is incorrect, however; the USS Talbot, DD-114, was converted to APD-7, this photograph is of the USS J. Fred Talbott, DD-156, which was converted to AG-81. LB 2010.
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USS Beatty and USS Tillman
USS Beatty and USS Tillman Writing on bottom states, "1831-41 US Navy Yard, Charleston, SC. December 20, 1941. Dual Launching USS Beatty (DD640) and USS Tillman (DD 641) The Honorable Josephus Daniels making principal address in Tillman ceremonies. File 11962."
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USS Beatty and USS Tillman
USS Beatty and USS Tillman Writing on bottom states, "1831-41 US Navy Yard, Charleston, SC. December 20, 1941. Dual Launching USS Beatty (DD640) and USS Tillman (DD 641) Rear Admiral W. H. Allen and Sponsors of the Tillman and Beatty, Mrs. Charles S. Moore and Mrs. Charles H. Drayton. File 11973."
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USS Beatty and USS Tillman
USS Beatty and USS Tillman Writing on bottom states, "1831-41 US Navy Yard, Charleston, SC. December 20, 1941. Dual Launching USS Beatty (DD640) and USS Tillman (DD 641) Mr. John Jennings, Chairman of the Central Shop Committee, Navy Yard, Charleston, presenting gifts to Sponsor of the Beatty, Mrs. Charles H. Drayton and her Matron of Honor, Mrs. F. E. Beatty. File 11966."
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USS Beatty and USS Tillman
USS Beatty and USS Tillman Writing on bottom states, "1831-41 US Navy Yard, Charleston, SC. December 20, 1941. Dual Launching USS Beatty (DD640) and USS Tillman (DD 641) Mr. John Jennings presenting pledges of 12,000 yard employees to purchase Defense Bonds to Rear Admiral Allen. File 11965."
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USS Beatty (DD640) and USS Tillman
USS Beatty (DD640) and USS Tillman Writing on bottom states, "1769-41 US Navy Yard, Charleston, SC. December 2, 1941. USS Beatty (DD640) and USS Tillman (DD 641) 19 days before launching. After staging and stage bents have been removed. Full bow view showing port forward poppet on Tillman and starboard poppet on the Beatty. File 11750."
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USS Beatty (DD640) and USS Tillman
USS Beatty (DD640) and USS Tillman Writing on bottom states, "1769-41 US Navy Yard, Charleston, SC. December 2, 1941. USS Beatty (DD640) and USS Tillman (DD 641) 19 days before launching. After staging and stage bents have been removed. Showing starboard forward poppet and cribbing on Tillman and starboard bow of both vessels. File 11751."
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USS Beatty (DD640) and USS Tillman
USS Beatty (DD640) and USS Tillman Writing on bottom states, "1771-41 US Navy Yard, Charleston, SC. December 2, 1941. USS Beatty (DD640) and USS Tillman (DD 641) 19 days before launching. After staging and stage bents have been removed. Showing port forward poppet and cribbing on the Beatty and port bow of both vessels. File 11752."
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USS Beatty (DD640) and USS Tillman
USS Beatty (DD640) and USS Tillman Writing on bottom states, "1772-41 US Navy Yard, Charleston, SC. December 2, 1941. USS Beatty (DD640) and USS Tillman (DD 641) 19 days before launching. After staging and stage bents have been removed. Showing view of port bow. File 11753."
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USS Paul Hamilton and USS Twiggs
USS Paul Hamilton and USS Twiggs Writing on bottom states, "196-43 US Navy Yard, SC. January 20, 1943. USS Paul Hamilton (DD590) and USS Twiggs (DD591). The keel was officially laid by stricking three arcs simutaneously on the keel of each vessel by the wives of Junior Officers assisted by thier husbands. View showing the combined group of both vessesls. (Names follow) File 14775."
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USS Paul Hamilton and USS Twiggs
USS Paul Hamilton and USS Twiggs Writing on bottom states, "580-43 US Navy Yard, SC. April 7, 1943. Colonel Paul A. Capron, USMC, commanding officer, Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, SC, speaking on the life of Major Leir Twiggs at launching of USS Twiggs and USS Paul Hamilton. (Official Navy Photo). File 15250."
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USS Stevens (DD479) and USS Bell (DD587)
USS Stevens (DD479) and USS Bell (DD587) Printing on bottom states, "683-42 US Navy Yard, SC, May 15 1942. Bow assembly of USS Stevens (DD479) and USS Bell (DD587). Total weight including rigging 29,500 lbs. Total time required to rig, place in position and release cranes, two hours and forty-five minutes. View showing method of handling to vertical position. File 13268."
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USS Stevens (DD479) and USS Bell (DD587)
USS Stevens (DD479) and USS Bell (DD587) Printing on bottom states, "686-42 US Navy Yard, SC, May 15 1942. Bow assembly of USS Stevens (DD479) and USS Bell (DD587). Total weight including rigging 29,500 lbs. View showing bow assemblies in position for lowering into place. File 13271."
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USS Stanly & USS Pringle
USS Stanly & USS Pringle Printing on bottom states, "638-42 Released US Navy Photograph US Navy Yard, Charleston, SC. May 2, 1942. Spectators' section at launching ceremonies of USS Stanly (DD 478) and USS Pringle (DD 477). File 11698."
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USS Stevens (DD479) and USS Bell (DD587)
USS Stevens (DD479) and USS Bell (DD587) Printing on bottom states, "688-42 US Navy Yard, SC, May 15 1942. Bow assembly of USS Stevens (DD479) and USS Bell (DD587). Total weight including rigging 29,500 lbs. View showing bow assemblies as they are lowered into position. File 13273."