Photo #: 80-G-K-572 (Color)
USS West Virginia (BB-48)
Prepares to leave Pearl Harbor on 30 April 1943, en route to the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, for reconstruction. The Pearl Harbor Navy Yard had just finished temporary repair of the damage she had received in the Japanese attack of 7 December 1941.
The battleship in the left background is USS North Carolina (BB-55).
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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30 November 2000