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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.
Crew members pal around during the crossing initiation ceremony, where sailors who have never crossed the equator before are "brought before Neptune" and tested.
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 crowd awaits the U.S.S. West Virginia crew returning from a voyage. The boat on the left is the captain's "gig."
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.
A crew tends to the ship.
The battleship out at sea.
The motor boat that carries the officers to and from shore idles beside the battleship.
View looking at the 16" guns.
The motor boats were used to transport enlisted men to and from shore.
One of the two scout planes on the U.S.S. West Virginia sits on the stern deck.
Captain William Furlong peers out at the navigation bridge during a U.S.S. West Virginia voyage.
Crew members fire the 5" guns.
Looking up at the mast from the ship's deck.
The admiral is greeted with a band and guard as he boards the ship.
The plane sits on the battleship's deck.
The old captain of the ship, William R. Furlong (right), stands beside the new captain of the ship, William O. Spears (left).
The U.S.S. West Virginia crew organized on the deck.
Kalbfus is welcomed by 8 side boys, full guard, and band as well as the orderly duty and the quartermasters.
Furlong during a visit to the U.S.S. West Virginia.
A boat speeds across the sea while the U.S.S. West Virginia lurks in the background.
Two sailors on the deck observe the gunfire.
A group of men are scattered along the dry dock inspecting and repairing the ship.
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.
The battleship's deck is briefly flooded by seawater.
Whale boat crew that won a race near San Pedro, California, on February 4, 1934 with a time of 16 minutes, 7 seconds.  William Hand is identified as front row, far right.
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.
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.
An unidentified crew member leans against the 5" gun and port.
Captain Spears and his inspecting party make a routine inspection.
A crew consisting of a cox, and engineer and two extra men are pictured on the stem of the boat, which was used to take enlisted men ashore. The boat carries about 125 men and is 50 feet long.
Sailors and Naval officers fill the battleship's deck.
View from the battleship's deck during the voyage.
Sailors idle beneath the ship's gun barrel while passing the bridge.
Looking at the bridge from the deck of the battleship.
Kneeling in the front row, from left to right, is PFC Meihold; Private Grewohl; PFC Dunning; and Private Hayes.Standing in the back, from left to right, is Corporal Pop Winn Coxswain; PFC Rottier; Private Hill; CPL Marquez; Private Davis; Private McIntyre; PFC Shumacher; and 1st Lieutenant Davis.