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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.
Smoke billows from the U.S.S. West Virginia, which is pictured in the back and center of the photograph. The ship eventually sank.Floating on the left is the U.S.S. Maryland. On the right is a capsized U.S.S. Oklahoma.
Smoke rises from the sinking battleship, which was hit by seven torpedoes and two bombs.
An official U.S. Navy photograph. From left to right is the U.S.S. West Virginia, U.S.S. Tennessee, and the U.S.S. Arizona.
The photograph was taken at the beginning of the attack. The explosion seen in the center of the photograph is a torpedo that struck the U.S.S. West Virginia.
Crew members during a salvage and repair operation work port side of the battered battleship. The U.S.S. West Virginia was hit by seven torpedoes and two bombs during the December 7th attack.
The U.S.S. West Virginia looks battered and wounded while docked at the naval shipyard. The "Wee Vee" was hit by nine bombs and torpedoes by the Japanese warplanes during the December 7th attack.
Men on boats attempt to extinguish the fire on the U.S.S. West Virginia.
On the left, only the top deck and caged masts of the U.S.S. West Virginia can be seen. The U.S.S. West Virginia was hit with nine bombs and torpedoes total. In the center is the U.S.S. Arizona and on the right is the U.S.S. Tennessee. All ships are on fire.
The Japanese hit the "Wee Vee" with nine bombs and torpedoes during the attack. The U.S.S. Tennessee is moored on the right.
The U.S.S. West Virginia floats beneath the bridge.
Photograph comes from a U.S.S. West Virginia scrapbook.
Captain Furlong was commander of the ship.
Crew members look out to the sea from the deck.
Thick, black smoke billows from an unidentified battleship.
A crew tends to the ship.
The battleship out at sea.
View looking at the 16" guns.
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 plane sits on the battleship's deck.
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.
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.
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.
Captain Spears and his inspecting party make a routine inspection.
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.
A sailor walks along the deck while the ship passes the bridge.
Ladders surround the battleship.
Crew members surround the battleship as its anchored near the dock.
Crew members walk around the deck while the ship is at sea.
A crew works on the battleship in the dock area.
Each link in the anchor chain weighs 100 lbs. and is one foot long. The chain falls through the hawse pipes.
Two unidentified admirals are pictured in their dress uniforms.
Photograph of the ship taken from the U.S.S. West Virginia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Another battleship is visible in the background.
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.
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.
The battleship sails through unknown waters. The photograph was taken before America was in World War II.
A swarm of sailors are pictured on the ship deck.
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.
An aerial view of U.S.S. West Virginia (BB-48), board on beam.
An aerial view of U.S.S. West Virginia (BB-48), broad on beam.
An aerial oblique view of U.S.S.  West Virginia in East River, with New York City in background.
The battleship out at sea.
The mast is erected at Memorial Plaza, which is located directly in front of Oglebay Hall.
Bird's-eye view of the U.S.S. West Virginia moving in a harbor.
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.
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.
Men and women dining in celebration of the U.S.S. West Virginia.
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.
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.
Picture of the guns of the U.S.S. West Virginia 'BB-48'. Credit Line, Navy Department, photo no. 80-G-3 39585.
U.S.S. West Virginia leaving dry docks with a crowd of onlookers.
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.
Postcard of the U.S.S. West Virginia going under the Brooklyn Bridge.
Postcard of the U.S.S. West Virginia at sea outside of a city. The photograph was taken before 1941.
Official Navy photo postcard of the U.S.S. West Virginia at sea.