Photo #: NH 96330
USS Tarawa (CV-40)
Goes down the ways at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, after she was christened by Mrs. Julian C. Smith, 12 May 1945.
Copied from typescript "History of the Norfolk Navy Yard in World War II", page 169. The original volume is in the collections of the Navy Department Library.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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1 May 2001