Photo #: 80-G-701369
USS Missouri (BB-63)
In the Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal, 13 October 1945, while en route from the Pacific to New York City to take part in Navy Day celebrations.
Note the close fit of the ship in the locks. The beam of battleships of this era was determined by Panama Canal lock dimensions.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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5 January 1999