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S-516 LCDR Carlyle M. Terry Collection

Collection of 24 photographs circa 1942 originally collected by LCDR Carlyle M. Terry, a Public Information Officer at Norfolk Navy Yard, regarding USS Alabama (BB-60) construction and launching activities. Specific imagery consists of launching of the Alabama at Norfolk on February 16, 1942; christening by Mrs. Lister Hill and sponsor’s party – including Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox; the ship sliding down the ways after christening; dinner and concert events; and various images of ship’s launching arrangements and gear (fore poppet, after poppet, chain drags, cable attachments, starting jacks, etc.).
Title: LCDR Carlyle M. Terry Collection
Caption: Collection photo # S-518.01 - USS Alabama (BB-60) being put to sea, February 16, 1942
Description: Collection of 24 photographs circa 1942 originally collected by LCDR Carlyle M. Terry, a Public Information Officer at Norfolk Navy Yard, regarding USS Alabama (BB-60) construction and launching activities. Specific imagery consists of launching of the Alabama at Norfolk on February 16, 1942; christening by Mrs. Lister Hill and sponsor’s party – including Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox; the ship sliding down the ways after christening; dinner and concert events; and various images of ship’s launching arrangements and gear (fore poppet, after poppet, chain drags, cable attachments, starting jacks, etc.).
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Catalog #: S-516
Donor: CAPT Paul B. Ryan
Copyright Owner: Naval History & Heritage Command
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Topic
  • Ceremonies. Celebrations, Commemorations
  • Boats-Ships--Battleship
Document Type
  • Photograph
Wars & Conflicts
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  • Image (gif, jpg, tiff)
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