Pearl Harbor Raid, 7 December 1941
Salvage and Repair of USS West Virginia, December 1941 - April 1943 (Part II)



This page features additional views related to the salvage and repair of USS West Virginia following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Images related to the salvage and repair of USS West Virinia


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Photo #: NH 84005

USS West Virginia (BB-48)


Is moved to a pier after being undocked from Pearl Harbor Navy Yard's Drydock Number One, 9 September 1942. Note the large area of her midships upper hull that must still be replaced.
West Virginia was then under repair for damages received in the 7 December 1941 Japanese air raid.
A New Mexico class battleship is in the right background.

Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of The Honorable James V. Forrestal.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, NHHC Collection.

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Photo #: 80-G-K-572 (Color)

USS West Virginia (BB-48)

Prepares to leave Pearl Harbor on 30 April 1943, en route to the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, for reconstruction. The Pearl Harbor Navy Yard had just finished temporary repair of the damage she had received in the Japanese attack of 7 December 1941.
The battleship in the left background is USS North Carolina (BB-55).

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives Collection.

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Photo #: 80-G-K-570 (Color)

USS West Virginia (BB-48)

About to leave Pearl Harbor on 30 April 1943, en route to the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, for reconstruction. The Pearl Harbor Navy Yard had just finished temporary repair of the damage she had received in the Japanese attack of 7 December 1941.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives Collection.

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Photo #: 80-G-K-574 (Color)

USS West Virginia (BB-48)

Ready to depart Pearl Harbor on 30 April 1943, en route to the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, for reconstruction. The Pearl Harbor Navy Yard had just finished temporary repair of the damage she had received in the Japanese attack of 7 December 1941.
Note her crewmen wearing Dress White uniforms.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives Collection.

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Photo #: 80-G-K-569 (Color)

USS West Virginia (BB-48)

Leaving Pearl Harbor on 30 April 1943, en route to the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, for reconstruction. The Pearl Harbor Navy Yard had just finished temporary repair of the damage she had received in the Japanese attack of 7 December 1941.
A New Mexico class battleship is in the right distance, and at far right is the former mainmast of USS California (BB-44), now serving as a signal tower ashore.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives Collection.

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Photo #: 80-G-K-565 (Color)

USS West Virginia (BB-48)

Underway off Pearl Harbor on 30 April 1943, en route to the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, for reconstruction. The Pearl Harbor Navy Yard had just finished temporary repair of the damage she had received in the Japanese attack of 7 December 1941.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives Collection.

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Photo #: 80-G-K-568 (Color)

USS West Virginia (BB-48)

Underway off Pearl Harbor on 30 April 1943, en route to the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, for reconstruction. The Pearl Harbor Navy Yard had just finished temporary repair of the damage she had received in the Japanese attack of 7 December 1941.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives Collection.

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Reproductions may also be available at National Archives.

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-571 (Color)

USS West Virginia (BB-48)

Underway off Pearl Harbor on 30 April 1943, en route to the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, for reconstruction. The Pearl Harbor Navy Yard had just finished temporary repair of the damage she had received in the Japanese attack of 7 December 1941.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives Collection.

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Reproductions may also be available at National Archives.

 
Photo #: 80-G-343630

USS West Virginia (BB-48)


En route to the west coast after she had been salvaged and given preliminary repairs at Pearl Harbor.
Original photo is dated 20 April 1943.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives Collection.

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