4 photographs of the ship’s launching at Moore Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Oakland, CA, 17 December 1941. Sponsor Mrs. Robert B. Lea is among those seen.
4 photographs of USS Sperry’s commissioning ceremonies at Mare Island Navy Yard, CA, 1 May 1942.
6 photographs of USS Sperry at various times before 5” guns were removed in late 1970s. One image was taken during 1942, two circa 1950s and three circa 1970s.
1 photograph of various submarines and tenders circa 1940s or 1950s.
2 photographs of sailors aboard USS Sperry
21 aerial photographs of USS Sperry underway at sea, late in her career after removal of 5” guns.
17 photographs of USS Sperry in port (probably at Ballast Point, San Diego, CA), late in her career, after removal of 5” guns.
58 photographs of USS Sperry and other ships at Ballast Point, San Diego, mainly circa late 1970s or early 1980s. Other ships present include: USS Proteus (AS-19), USS Dixon (AS-37) and USS San Onofre (ARD-30).
Approximately 100 views in, and entering, drydock for an overhaul, circa late 1970s or early 1980s. Views show overall and close up shots. Items seen include underwater hull in detail, including propellers and rudder.