Photo #: 80-G-414591
USS Missouri (BB-63)
Captain Irving T. Duke reads his orders during change of command ceremonies on the battleship's after deck, at Norfolk Naval Station, Virginia, 19 April 1950. He relieved Captain Harold P. Smith (2nd from left, in background) as Missouri's Commanding Officer.
Captain Roland Smoot is at left.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
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23 March 1999