Photo #: 80-G-K-4538 (Color)
USS Missouri (BB-63)
Commander Jacob E. Cooper, the ship's Executive Officer, passes an order to his talker, Seaman Second Class Vincent Domino, in the primary conning station, part-way up the forward fire control tower.
Photographed during gunnery exercises on Missouri's shakedown cruise, August 1944.
Note the battleship's forward 16"/50 gun turrets trained out to port below; binnacle and other instruments in the conning station.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
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9 January 1999