Photo #: NH 105177
Launching, at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard, Camden, New Jersey, 1 September 1921.
Photographed by the Aero Service Corporation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
USS Colorado (BB-45) is fitting out in the wet basin at the end of the covered shipways building. The two 535-foot passenger liners fitting out in the upper left are S.S. Southern Cross (later USS Wharton, AP-7) and S.S. Hoosier State.
Washington's construction ceased in February 1922, under the terms of the Naval Limitations Treaty, and she was sunk as a target in 1924.
Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2007.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 28 October 2007
Caption updated 25 November 2007