Just before her launching at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 24 July 1919. Preparing to christen the vessel is the daughter of Commander John L. Neilson, USN (Medical Corps). Commander Neilson is also on the platform. Collection of Rear Admiral Ammen C. Farenholt, USN (Medical Corps). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.