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A sailor stands in the boat while it's being raised by the battleship's crane. The "punt" boat was used only to paint the sides of the ship. The boat pictured on the far left is a whale boat, which is used as a life boat and is also used in racing. The boat on the right  is called a "racing cutter" and is also used as a life boat and in cutter racing.
Crew members walk around the deck while the ship is at sea.
Each link in the anchor chain weighs 100 lbs. and is one foot long. The chain falls through the hawse pipes.
McIlwain was part of the 7th Division Marine Detachment and a crew member on the U.S.S. West Virginia.