Photo #: 19-N-26590 (cropped)
Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina
Destroyers fitting out and refitting alongside the Navy Yard piers in January 1942. These ships are (from left to right):
USS Tillman (DD-641), commissioned 9 June 1942;
probably USS Beatty (DD-640), commissioned 7 May 1942;
probably USS Hobson (DD-464), commissioned 22 January 1942;
USS Anderson (DD-411);
USS Hammann (DD-412); and
USS Mustin (DD-413).
Note that the three incomplete ships at left are painted in Measure 12 camouflage, while those refitting (at right) wear Camouflage Measure 12 (Modified).
This image is cropped from Photo # 19-N-26590, which shows USS Morris (DD-417). Note (in the left foreground, atop her Mark 37 gun director) the bracket for the antenna of an FD radar.
Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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Image posted 20 April 2006