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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- EVENTS -- World War II in the Pacific -- Japan Capitulates --
Allied Fleet off Japan, 15 August - 2 September 1945

The Allied Fleet in Sagami Wan and Tokyo Bay, 27 August - 2 September, Part II.

This page presents views of and on board individual U.S. warships in Sagami Wan and Tokyo Bay through 2 September, when the Japanese formal surrender took place. Allied warships initially entered Sagami Wan on 27 August. Tokyo Bay was first entered over the following two days.

For views of groups of U.S. and British ships in Sagami and Tokyo Bays during this time, see The Allied Fleet in Sagami Wan and Tokyo Bay 27 August - 2 September, Part I.

For links to further pictorial coverage of the Allied Fleets off Japan during 15 August - 2 September 1945, see: Overview and Special Image Selection.

For views of other aspects of Japan's surrender, see: Japan Capitulates, August - September 1945.

If you want higher resolution reproductions than the Online Library's digital images, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

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Photo #: 80-G-490436

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Anchored in Sagami Wan or Tokyo Bay, Japan, with other units of the U.S. Third Fleet, 30 August 1945. Mount Fujiyama is faintly visible in the distance.
Missouri is flying Admiral William F. Halsey's four-star flag.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Online Image: 69KB; 740 x 615 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-700862

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Close up view of her bow, with Mount Fujiyama framed by her stem and anchor chain, in Sagami Wan or Tokyo Bay, Japan, circa 30 August 1945.
This photograph was released for publication on 5 September 1945.
Note Missouri's port anchor, paravane and anchor chains, and jack flying above her bow. British and U.S. battleships and cruisers are in the background.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Online Image: 62KB; 570 x 765 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: NH 89362

USS West Virginia (BB-48)


Anchored in Sagami Wan, Japan, outside of Tokyo Bay, circa late August 1945.
Mount Fuji is in the background.

Courtesy of Robert O. Baumrucker, 1978.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 56KB; 740 x 595 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 50232

USS New Mexico (BB-40)


Anchored in the Tokyo Bay area, circa late August 1945, at the end of World War II. Mount Fuji is in the background.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 72KB; 740 x 615 pixels

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-6522 (Color)

USS Boston (CA-68)


In Sagami Wan, outside of Tokyo Bay, Japan, circa late August 1945, at the time Third Fleet ships initially entered Japanese waters.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 73KB; 740 x 635 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: NH 90517

USS Archerfish (SS-311)


Ship's crew pose on board, while she was alongside USS Proteus (AS-19) in Tokyo Bay, 1 September 1945.
Men in the front row are holding Archerfish's battleflag, which features her insignia in its center. The insignia is also painted on the large circular plaque held up below the superstructure railing in the background.

Courtesy of Captain Joseph F. Enright, USN(Retired), 1979.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 83KB; 740 x 570 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 92607

Vice Admiral John S. McCain, USN
(center)

with his son, Commander John S. McCain, Jr., on board a U.S. Navy ship (probably USS Proteus, AS-19) in Tokyo Bay, circa 2 September 1945. Admiral McCain died a few days after this photo was taken.
Note Japanese submarine in background, just to left of Admiral McCain.

Collection of Admiral John S. McCain, Jr.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 77KB; 740 x 580 pixels

 


For views of groups of U.S. and British ships in Sagami and Tokyo Bays during this time, see The Allied Fleet in Sagami Wan and Tokyo Bay 27 August - 2 September, Part I.

For links to further pictorial coverage of the Allied Fleets off Japan during 15 August - 2 September 1945, see: Overview and Special Image Selection

For views of other aspects of Japan's surrender, see: Japan Capitulates, August - September 1945


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2 March 1999