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Ready for launching ceremonies.
Stern view prior to launching. Note welders, workman and size of
Mrs. Graham Coghlan just prior to christening the Coghlan,
apparently at night.
Last minute instructions to Mrs. Graham Coghlan.
christen thee United States Ship Coghlan DD606" .
Down the ways! 12 Feb 1942. Note that the sign is already up for
the USS Bush; Bethlehem had already converted over to the building of
Fletcher Class DD's. Bush was sunk off Okinawa, 6 April 1945 by 3 kamikaze
hits, but 227 survived.
Coghlan riding high in the water and being attended by tugs just
after launch. Note missing after superstructure. Typical dark, foggy, San
Francisco Feb 12,