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"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."
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.
U.S.S. West Virginia (BB-48) anchored in an unidentified location.
"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.
Bell of the U.S.S. West Virginia before installation on the campus of West Virginia University.  The bell was dedicated on December 7, 1967, and joined the mast of the U.S.S. West Virginia in Memorial Plaza.
The installation of U.S.S. West Virginia's mast nears completion at Memorial Plaza on the campus of West Virginia University.  The Mountainlair and Stewart Hall are visible in the background.
Fern Evan's husband, GM3e Woodrow W. Evans was killed aboard the U.S.S. West Virginia during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, leaving Fern to support herself and their 20 month old son.  Subsequently, Mrs. Evans was employed at a West Coast aircraft plant.  She's shown here working on a radio bracket for a bomber.
The U.S.S. West Virginia floats beneath the bridge.
View of the New York City skyline.
Crew members pal around during the crossing initiation ceremony, where sailors who have never crossed the equator before are "brought before Neptune" and tested.
American military work with coastal artillery during a defense campaign. Photograph comes from a U.S.S. West Virginia scrapbook.
A sailor prepares to dive into the sea off the deck of the U.S.S. West Virginia.
American president Franklin D. Roosevelt inspected the Pacific Fleet, including the U.S.S. West Virginia.
A group of soldiers gather around coastal artillery during a defense campaign. Photograph taken from a U.S.S. West Virginia scrapbook.
A group of soldiers practice firing. Photograph comes from a U.S.S. West Virginia scrapbook.
Soldiers gather around a firing anti-aircraft gun during a defense campaign. The photograph comes from a U.S.S. West Virginia scrapbook.
Photograph comes from a U.S.S. West Virginia scrapbook.
A fleet of U.S. bomber airplanes fly across the sky. The photograph comes from a U.S.S. West Virginia Scrapbook.
A crowd awaits the U.S.S. West Virginia crew returning from a voyage. The boat on the left is the captain's "gig."
Crane ship docked at the Navy yard.
Captain Furlong was commander of the ship.
Crew members hanging out of the West Virginia and in a smaller boat alongside attempt to right the overturned boat.
Crew members look out to the sea from the deck.