Photo #: 19-N-27362
USS New Mexico (BB-40)
At the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, 31 December 1941, just before she deployed to the Pacific.
The camouflaged ship alongside the near side of the next pier is USS George F. Elliott (AP-13). Another BB-40 class battleship is on the other side of that pier.
Note: number "40" painted atop New Mexico's second 14"/50 triple gun turret; Mark 33 and other gun directors atop her superstructure; FC radar antenna on one of the directors and SC radar antenna mounted at the top of her mainmast.
Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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3 October 2001