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Miss Alice Wright-Mann, third from left holding a large bouquet and bottle, poses with a group on the battleship. The rest of the subjects are unidentified.Alice Wright-Mann, of Mercer County, sponsored the battleship which was built by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. of Newport News, Va. Wright-Mann was the daughter of a millionaire coalmine operator, Isaac T. Mann.
Alice Wright-Mann, of Mercer County, is pictured with a large bouquet of flowers and what appears to be a bottle of champagne.Ms. Wright-Mann sponsored the battleship which was built by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. of Newport News, Va. Wright-Mann was the daughter of a millionaire coalmine operator, Isaac T. Mann.
Portrait of Alice Wright Mann holding a bouquet and a bottle before the christening of the U.S.S. West Virginia.
Group portrait of Governor Ephraim Morgan, Alice Wright Mann and others ladies holding bouquets before the christening of the U.S.S. West Virginia.
The U.S.S. West Virginia is pictured in a dry dock moments before its launch.
Mann is pictured with a bouquet of roses in front of the ship.
The U.S.S. West Virginia out at sea, moments after launching from the dry dock.
The christening of the U.S.S. West Virginia by Alice Wright Mann, daughter of a prominent West Virginian.
The U.S.S. West Virginia at sea moments after her launch in November 1921, surrounded by support craft. The battleship, nicknamed the "Wee Vee", was commissioned in December 1, 1923.
A crowd disperses after the launching of the battleship.
The U.S.S. West Virginia next to another much smaller boat. Stamped on back: Official photograph. Not to be used for publication by order of the Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics.
Taken at Hampton Roads Va. Photo of the U.S.S. West Virginia taken after launching.  Credit Line: Navy Department photo no. 80-CF-2058-2 in National Archives.