Monday, April 14, 2014

USS Wisconsin Veteran's Photos, 1953-1955, Part 2

Here is batch number two of the photos we recently received from a battleship Wisconsin veteran. The veteran served on the ship between 1953 and 1955. Once again, we are looking for assistance identifying certain pictures.

"Crossing the Line" ceremony just underway, June 1953

Crossing the Line ceremony, June 1953, with polywogs ( on the left) about to go through the line.
USS Samuel B. Roberts is in the background making her way through rough seas.

King Neptune and Court for the Crossing the Line ceremony, June 1953.
We think this is Wisconsin in New York City, 1955, for Armed Forces Day; however, we are not sure.

We know this is the aircraft carrier USS Midway (CV-41) and the picture was
taken from Wisconsin. But where was the picture taken? One guess is Naval Station
Norfolk as the Navy homeported both ships there in the 1950s. 
This one has us stumped. It looks a Marine landing exercise, maybe off Puerto Rico?

Another stumper- Guantanamo? Naval Station Roosevelt Roads? You tell us!

1 comment:

sucutraco said...

The bottom photo shows Guantanamo Bay.