Photo #: NH 75633
USS Shangri-La (CV-38)
Is christened by Mrs. James H. Doolittle, during launching ceremonies at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, 24 February 1944.
Rear Admiral Felix X. Gygax, the Navy Yard Commandant, is in the foreground, holding a microphone close to the sponsor's champagne bottle as it smashes into the new carrier's bow.
Courtesy of James Russell.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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16 April 2001