Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Battleship Wisconsin at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, 1951

The Norfolk Public Library's Sargeant Memorial Collection recently found several images in their stacks of the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) from the 1940s and 1950s. Photojournalists from the Ledger-Star (a local Norfolk newspaper that is now part of the Virginian-Pilot) took the pictures. The NPL was gracious enough to share the photos with us.

The set of images shown here include Wisconsin arriving at Norfolk Naval Shipyard on January 9, 1951. The U.S. Navy had just pulled the ship out of mothballs in response to the Korean War and workers at the Yard recommissioned her into fighting form.

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