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Photo #: 80-G-K-4531 (Color)
USS Missouri (BB-63)
Lieutenant Rival Joe Hawkins, Chaplain, leads a congregation of sailors in prayer, during services on the battleship's fantail. Photographed during her shakedown period, circa August 1944.
Note portable organ at right, 16-inch triple gun turret in center background and censored ship (which is USS Alaska, CB-1) in the right distance.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
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8 February 1999