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Photo #: 19-N-26638
USS Ballard (AVD-10)
View of the ship's after portion, taken at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 5 January 1942.
Note motor launch stowed above the main deck between the smokestack and the after deckhouse, with life rafts nearby; 3"/50 dual-purpose gun atop the after deckhouse; large propeller guards at her stern.
Two submarines under construction in the background are probably Wahoo (SS-238) and Whale (SS-239).
Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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12 March 1999