Photo #: 80-G-707175
USS United States (CVA-58)
Workmen lay the ship's 15-ton keel plate and initial shell plate, in a construction dry dock at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company shipyard, Newport News, Virginia, 18 April 1949. The carrier was cancelled a few days later, on 23 April.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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4 September 2001