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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.