(CL-120) Dignitaries on board during her commissioning ceremonies, at the New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn, N.Y., 17 May 1946. Those present are (from left to right): Captain Le Merton E. Crist, Jr., Commanding Officer; Representative Walt Horan, M.C.; Patrice Munsel, Ship's Sponsor; Arthur R. Meehan, Mayor of Spokane, Washington; and Rear Admiral Francis E.M. Whiting, Commander Naval Base, New York. Photograph from the USS Spokane scrapbook, donated by Rear Admiral John M. McIsaac, USN, 1974. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.