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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS Missouri (BB-63), Interior Views of Shipboard Work and Life, 1944-1945

This page features views of work and life below decks on board USS Missouri in 1944-45.


For additional color and black & white views taken on board USS Missouri in 1944-45, see:
USS Missouri, Views while the Ship was Underway;
USS Missouri, Command & Navigation;
USS Missouri, Ordnance Maintenance & Operation;
USS Missouri, Aviation and
USS Missouri, Exterior Views of Shipboard Work and Life.

For links to further picture coverage on USS Missouri, see the ship's cover page: USS Missouri, Selected Views.
That page's "Actions and Activities" section features links to additional on board views, including other World War II color photographs.

If you want higher resolution reproductions than the Online Library's digital images, see "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.

Photo #: 80-G-K-6582 (Color)

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Crew members painting a decorative chart of the ship's wartime travels, on the forward bulkhead of the Wardroom, in preparation for public visits during Navy Day at New York City, 27 October 1945. Photographed some days earlier, while Missouri was en route from the Pacific to New York.
Those present are (left to right):
Signalman Third Class Jose de la Torre, Jr.;
Signalman Second Class Gerald Parker and
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Reichart Muncie, Jr.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 107KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-4556 (Color)

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Dental Officers Commander Jessie B. Bancroft and Lieutenant George E. Wheeler at work in the battleship's dental spaces. Photographed during her shakedown cruise, circa August 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 86KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-4554 (Color)

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Commander Louis E. Gilge, Medical Corps, makes his "rounds" in the battleship's sick bay as Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Frank Mancini stands by at left. Photographed during Missouri's shakedown cruise, circa August 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 84KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-4553 (Color)

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Machinist's Mate Second Class Reed Bankhead and Machinist's Mate First Class Ralph Weiss operating metal lathes in the battleship's machine shop, during her shakedown cruise, circa August 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 70KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-4516 (Color)

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Mass production of lemon pies in the battleship's bakery during her shakedown period, Summer 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 79KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-47247

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Crew members making purchases at the ship's store, probably during the ship's shakedown cruise, circa August 1944.
Photograph was released for publication on 1 December 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Online Image: 113KB; 740 x 610 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-4555 (Color)

USS Missouri (BB-63)


Crew members get a drink of water from a crew's quarters scuttlebutt, as other men rest and read in hanging berths. Photographed during the ship's shakedown period, circa August 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 70KB; 585 x 765 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 

For additional color and black & white views taken on board USS Missouri in 1944-45, see:
USS Missouri, Views while the Ship was Underway;
USS Missouri, Command & Navigation;
USS Missouri, Ordnance Maintenance & Operation;
USS Missouri, Aviation and
USS Missouri, Exterior Views of Shipboard Work and Life.

For links to further picture coverage on USS Missouri, see the ship's cover page: USS Missouri, Selected Views.
That page's "Actions and Activities" section features links to additional on board views, including other World War II color photographs.

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Modified 2 April 1999