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Official Navy photo postcard of the U.S.S. West Virginia at sea.
Postcard of the U.S.S. West Virginia at sea outside of a city. The photograph was taken before 1941.
Postcard of the U.S.S. West Virginia going under the Brooklyn Bridge.
The U.S.S. West Virginia and USS Oklahoma at sea.  Text on back reads 'Official U.S. Navy photographs from C941635...Watch your credit...international news photos slug West Virginia-Oklahoma' U.S. Battleships bombed by Japs.  Washington, D.C...Two U.S. Warships, the Battleships West Virginia 'Top' and Oklahoma 'Bottom', were reported damaged or sunk in the Japanese bombing attack on the Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Naval Base. G-12-7-41-9/30PM.
U.S.S. West Virginia leaving dry docks with a crowd of onlookers.
Picture of the guns of the U.S.S. West Virginia 'BB-48'. Credit Line, Navy Department, photo no. 80-G-3 39585.
Picture of crew rescuing men of the U.S.S. West Virginia during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Credit Line Navy Department 80-G-19930.
The U.S.S. West Virginia floats out into Hampton Roads after being launched at the Newport News shipyard. Afterwards she was outfitted and commissioned in 1923.
Men and women dining in celebration of the U.S.S. West Virginia.
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.
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.
Bird's-eye view of the U.S.S. West Virginia moving in a harbor.
The mast is erected at Memorial Plaza, which is located directly in front of Oglebay Hall.
The battleship out at sea.
An aerial oblique view of U.S.S.  West Virginia in East River, with New York City in background.
An aerial view of U.S.S. West Virginia (BB-48), broad on beam.
An aerial view of U.S.S. West Virginia (BB-48), board on beam.
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.
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.
A swarm of sailors are pictured on the ship deck.
The battleship sails through unknown waters. The photograph was taken before America was in World War II.
Men inspect the damage after the infamous Japanese attack. The "Wee Vee" as the ship was affectionately referred to, was raised from the bottom of Pearl Harbor where she was moored during the attack and towed to dry dock for repairs.
Photos are from an album belonging to a crew member of the U.S.S. West Virginia.  William Wright, Radio Technician 2C, was on the ship from 1944-45 and saw action at Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.
Photos are from an album belonging to a crew member of the U.S.S. West Virginia.  William Wright, Radio Technician 2C, was on the ship from 1944-45 and saw action at Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. Another battleship is visible in the background.
On the photo is a message reading, "All my love, Bill." Photos are from an album belonging to a crew member of the U.S.S. West Virginia.  William Wright, Radio Technician 2C, was on the ship from 1944-45 and saw action at Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.
Photos are from an album belonging to a crew member of the U.S.S. West Virginia. William Wright, Radio Technician 2C, was on the ship from 1944-45 and saw action at Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.
A man likely named Al is pictured on the ship. Photos are from an album belonging to a crew member of the U.S.S. West Virginia.  William Wright, Radio Technician 2C, was on the ship from 1944-45 and saw action at Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.
Photos are from an album belonging to a crew member of the U.S.S. West Virginia.  William Wright, Radio Technician 2C, was on the ship from 1944-45 and saw action at Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.
Two sailors pose together for a photo. The man on the right is likely named Al. Photos are from an album belonging to a member of the U.S.S. West Virginia.  William Wright, Radio Technician 2C, was on the ship from 1944-45 and saw action at Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.
The two men in the photo are sitting on top of or near one of the gun turrets on the ship.  Photos are from an album belonging to a crew member of the U.S.S. West Virginia.  William Wright, Radio Technician 2C, was on the ship from 1944-45 and saw action at Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.
Wright, left, is pictured with an unidentified woman on his lap. Photos are from an album belonging to a member of the U.S.S. West Virginia.  William Wright, Radio Technician 2C, was on the ship from 1944-45 and saw action at Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.
Photos are from an album belonging to a member of the U.S.S. West Virginia.  William Wright, Radio Technician 2C, was on the ship from 1944-45 and saw action at Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.
Photos are from an album belonging to a member of the U.S.S. West Virginia.  William Wright, Radio Technician 2C, was on the ship from 1944-45 and saw action at Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.
Photos are from an album belonging to a member of the U.S.S. West Virginia.  William Wright, Radio Technician 2C, was on the ship from 1944-45 and saw action at Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.
Photograph of the ship taken from the U.S.S. West Virginia.
Two unidentified admirals are pictured in their dress uniforms.
Each link in the anchor chain weighs 100 lbs. and is one foot long. The chain falls through the hawse pipes.
A crew works on the battleship in the dock area.
Crew members walk around the deck while the ship is at sea.
Crew members surround the battleship as its anchored near the dock.
Ladders surround the battleship.
A sailor walks along the deck while the ship passes the bridge.
Sailors idle beneath the ship's gun barrel while passing the bridge.
View from the battleship's deck during the voyage.
Sailors and Naval officers fill the battleship's deck.
Captain Spears and his inspecting party make a routine inspection.
A sailor is transferred to the motor boat by gliding down a rope and pulley system. Motor boats were used to carry enlisted men ashore. Photo taken from the deck of the U.S.S. West Virginia. An unidentified battleship lurks in the background.
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.
The battleship's deck is briefly flooded by seawater.
Portraits of the men in the U.S.S. West Virginia's S Division, which handled supply, disbursing, and commissary.  All photos are identified with last name and first initials.  Several of the men are also identified by nickname.  William Hand is at bottom center.
A group of men are scattered along the dry dock inspecting and repairing the ship.
Two sailors on the deck observe the gunfire.
A boat speeds across the sea while the U.S.S. West Virginia lurks in the background.
Kalbfus is welcomed by 8 side boys, full guard, and band as well as the orderly duty and the quartermasters.
The U.S.S. West Virginia crew organized on the deck.
The plane sits on the battleship's deck.
Looking up at the mast from the ship's deck.
Crew members fire the 5" guns.
Captain William Furlong peers out at the navigation bridge during a U.S.S. West Virginia voyage.
One of the two scout planes on the U.S.S. West Virginia sits on the stern deck.
View looking at the 16" guns.
The battleship out at sea.
A crew tends to the ship.
Thick, black smoke billows from an unidentified battleship.
Crew members look out to the sea from the deck.
Captain Furlong was commander of the ship.
Photograph comes from a U.S.S. West Virginia scrapbook.
The U.S.S. West Virginia floats beneath the bridge.
"The guns of U.S.S. West Virginia (BB-48) in operation.  L.C.M.'s in foreground."  L.C.M. stands for Landing Craft Mechanized.
U.S.S. West Virginia (BB-48) anchored in an unidentified location.
U.S.S. West Virginia in dry dock, likely in Newport News, Va. during construction.  The keel was laid down in April 1920, and the ship was launched in November 1921.
"The W. Va. is shown as she was photographed at a dry dock in Pearl Harbor. The battleship was severely damaged in the Japanese raid Dec. 7, 1941. Damages to her sides are visible."