Photo #: 80-G-641308
Captain John Sylvester, USN (left) and
Captain Warner R. Edsall, USN
Shake hands, after Captain Edsall relieved Captain Sylvester as Commanding Officer of USS Missouri (BB-63). The change of command ceremonies were held on board the ship at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Virginia, 4 September 1952.
Note fancy life ring.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
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31 March 1999