Photo #: 19-N-6071
USS Ward (DD-139)
On the building ways at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 1 June 1918, during her 14th day under construction. She was launched later in the day.
Many of her hull plates are still held in place with bolts. Note banners.
Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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14 November 2000