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80-G-K-14925 (Color) USS Missouri (BB-63)

Photo #: 80-G-K-14925 (Color)  USS Missouri (BB-63)
Caption:
Description: Aground on Thimble Shoals, Virginia, 21 January 1950, as several harbor tugs attempt to free her. She went aground on 17 January and was refloated on 1 February. Note minesweepers and other ships in the shipping channel beyond Missouri's stern. Their apparent closeness indicates that the photograph was taken with a telephoto lens. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
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  • Boats-Ships--Battleship
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  • Photograph
Wars & Conflicts
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