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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.