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Photo #: 80-G-707571
USS Missouri (BB-63)
Aground on Thimble Shoals, Virginia, with tugs alongside and astern attempting to pull her off, during one of four unsuccessful attempts to free her after she ran onto the shoal on 17 January 1950. She was freed by the fifth attempt on 1 February, following dredging to open up a path between her position and the main shipping channel.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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14 January 1999