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The U.S.S. West Virginia crew organized on the deck.
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.
Captain Spears and his inspecting party make a routine inspection.
Sailors and Naval officers fill the battleship's deck.