USS Howard W. Gilmore (AS-16) Ready for launching, at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 16 September 1943. Note riveting and plating details on the ship's hull. Billboard in the foreground celebrates the combat exploits of another ship built by the Mare Island Navy Yard: USS Wahoo (SS-238). There are War Bond posters to its left. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.