Photo #: 19-N-28532
USS South Dakota (BB-57)
Under construction at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard, Camden, New Jersey, 1 April 1940.
This view, taken looking forward from Frame # 115, shows the ship's interior amidships, including six major watertight transverse bulkheads and anti-torpedo longitudinal bulkheads along the sides. Note the inward slope of the side bulkheads, corresponding to the slope of the battleship's side armor.
Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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29 March 2000