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80-G-427992 USS Missouri (BB-63)

Photo #: 80-G-427992  USS Missouri (BB-63)
Description: Vice Admiral Harold M. Martin, USN, reads his orders, as he assumes command of the Seventh Fleet, 28 March 1951. He relieved Vice Admiral Arthur D. Struble, who in turn relieved VAdm. Martin as Commander, First Fleet. Ceremonies were held in Missouri's wardroom. The battleship was then at Yokosuka, Japan. She remained VAdm. Struble's flagship during her return to the United States, a voyage that began on 29 March. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
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