Printing on bottom states, "645-43 US Navy Yard, SC, April 15, 1943. Navy Yard, SC Building Docks #4 placed into commission on April 15,1943, starting the erection of DE's 203 and 204. View shows keel subassemblies of the two ships just after landing on the blocks, officially placing Building Docks #4 into commission." DE-203 & 204 is hand-written on the bottom.
Accompaning note states, "Floating Drydock - To augment Drydock No. 1 and Drydock No. 2 Charleston maintains ARD 15 shown here, and ARD 12. These ARDs provide additional capability for meeting heavy docking needs to Fleet in this area."
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.
Under tab "Building Ways". Printing on the bottom states, "382-38 US Navy Yard, Charleston, SC. 15 August 1938. New Shipbuilding Ways. Allotment 7-08/0679.1-87-1 (PWA). Site looking northeast. File 8004
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."