Friday, May 10, 2013
Ship's Company USS Colorado (BB-45), 1927
A visitor recently shared with the museum this photograph of the battleship USS Colorado (BB-45) and her ship's company. Norfolk photographer Frank Conway took the picture while the ship made a rare port call at Naval Operating Base Norfolk. It is rare in the respect that Colorado mostly operated out of New York City before permanently transferring to the Pacific Fleet in the late 1920's. We believe Conway took the image in 1927, when the Fleet assembled in Hampton Roads for a naval review.