Construction and Launching

Hull 1576 on 5/3/1945

Hull 1576 on 6/4/1945

Hull 1576 on 7/3/1945

Launch Benediction

Mass. Governor Tobin speaks

The Kennedy family

Jean, Joseph Sr, and Rose Kennedy

Miss Jean Kennedy, Ship's sponsor

"I christen thee..."

Shipyard worker ready to let her go

850 touches water for the first time

Nice view

Just about all the way in

Awaiting Tugs

Time to be outfitted


Almost Ready on 9/11/1945

Special thanks to Marilyn Moore Burnett, daughter of Commander H.G. Moore for use of some of her father's collection.