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Photo #: 80-G-K-4540 (Color)
USS Missouri (BB-63)
Several harbor tugs push Missouri into the channel as she gets underway during her shakedown period in mid-1944.
The battleship's crew is paraded on deck for morning roll call.
Tugs present include four U.S. Navy YTs and two commercial tugs, with the Wood Towing Corporation's tug Camel closest to the camera.
Note marking atop Missouri's second 16-inch gun turret, indentifying the 40mm gun mount on its top as 40mm mount # 1. Those on the bow, ahead of the turrets, are marked as numbers 18 (port side) and 17 (starboard side).
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
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8 February 1999