Being launched at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California. The ship was launched by Mrs. Gordon L. Allott, wife of U.S. Senator Allott of the State of Colorado. Mrs. Donald G. Brotzman, wife of U.S. Congressman Brotzman, second congressional district of the State of Colorado, saved as matron of honor. A sister-ship is fitting out at left in the background.
Naval History and Heritage Command