Photo #: 80-G-659069
USS Missouri (BB-63)
Captain Karl Poehlmann, Commander of the Bremerton Group of the Pacific Reserve Fleet, accepts Missouri into his custody, during decommissioning ceremonies at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, 26 February 1955.
Missouri's Commanding Officer, Captain James R. North, is in the center, holding her final commissioning pennant.
At left the ship's Executive Officer, Commander William Davis.
Rear Admiral Homer N. Wallin, Commander of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, is between Commander Davis and Captain North.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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Image posted 22 January 1999
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