The photographs begin with various groupings of friends (sailors) at Sampson Naval Training Station as well as in Boston in 1944. Commercial postcards in the fall of 1944 indicate a visit to Panama. Specific subject matter includes a celebration of the first anniversary of the ship (menus and fliers from the occasion are also included). Throughout the album are photos of USS Pasadena, including battle scenes and onboard activities such as the ship’s band and boxing matches, and include a combination of commercial and official Navy images (some are copies from newspapers). There are also some pictures of the ship underway and crewmembers as seen from the deck (Koluch is identified in several). Views related to Japan, including the surrender of Japan, are also seen, as are the locations that the ship traveled to while in port from 1945-1946 near Yokosuka and several views of Japanese battleship Nagato. The album ends with crewmembers traveling back home from the west coast via train eastward in 1946 (locations noted include Colorado; Wyoming, California, Nevada, and Illinois).