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USS Arizona, Arrival of Sponsor, Navy Yard, New York

American Red Cross - Soliciting Funds - Public Gatherings - American Red Cross Salvage Committee, assisted by Navy recruiting officers, sponsor "stein-smashing" party, Omaha, Nebraska

Mrs. Alan G. Kirk, Sponsor, and Mrs. James D. Grant, Matron of Honor, at the Launching of the USS Toro (SS 422), Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Mrs. Alan G. Kirk, Sponsor, Rear Admiral Thomas Withers, U.S. Navy, and Mrs. James D. Grant, Matron of Honor, at Launching of USS Toro (SS 422) at Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Mrs. Adolphus E. Watson, Sponsor, and Mrs. Alexander Liggett, Maid of Honor

Mrs. William Henry Allen, Sponsor, and Mrs. J. A. Rossell, Maid of Honor

Miss Priscilla Dudley, Sponsor, and Mrs. Owen Davis, Maid of Honor

Mrs. John H. Newton, Sponsor, and Mrs. Charles F. M. S. Quinby, Maid of Honor

U.S. Senator Hattie W. Caraway, Sponsor, Christening USS Sawfish

Mrs. James C. Dempsey, Sponsor, Miss Nancy Lee Dismukes, Maid of Honor, and Rear Admiral Thomas Withers

Mrs. Lewis S. Parks, Sponsor, Rear Admiral Thomas Withers, and Miss Zelda Lou Parks, Maid of Honor

Mrs. Harvey W. Moore, Jr., Inspects the Sponsor's Christening Plate Weld on the USS Spikefish

Mrs. Harvey W. Moore, Jr., Welds the Sponsor's Christening Plate to the USS Spikefish

Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, Sponsor for USS Tench (SS 417) Launch

Presentation of Navy Yard Employees Gift to the Sponsor Mrs. Alan G. Kirk by Mr. Robert J. McIntyre, Shop 06 at the Launching of the USS Toro (SS 422) at Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Mrs. Alan G. Kirk, Sponsor for the USS Toro (SS 422), Launching at Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Employees of the Portsmouth Navy yard Present a Gift to Sponsor Margaret Chase Smith

A sponsor for the guided missile frigate CLARK (FFG 11) poses during the ship's launching ceremony at Bath Iron Works

Mrs. Richard Antrim, sponsor, christens the guided missile frigate ANTRIM (FFG-20) during its launching ceremony at Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation

Mrs. Richard Antrim, sponsor, during the launching ceremony for the guided missile frigate ANTRIM (FFG-20) at Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation

Mrs. Frank G. Fahrion, sponsor, christens the guided missile frigate FAHRION (FFG-22) during the ship's launching ceremony at Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation

A view of Mrs. Frank G. Fahrion, sponsor, during the launching ceremony for the guided missile frigate FAHRION (FFG-22) at Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation

A sponsor for the guided missile frigate ESTOCIN (FFG 15) poses during the ship's launching ceremony at Bath Iron Works

Dorothy M. Flatley, sponsor, left, John F. Sullivan Jr., president, Bath Iron Works, and Mrs. Nancy G. Flatley stand in front of the ways that the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS FLATLEY (FFG 21) recently slid down. The Flatley is in the background

Dorothy M. Flatley, sponsor, breaks a bottle of champagne across the bow of the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS FLATLEY (FFG 21) as John F. Sullivan, president of Bath Iron Works, looks on

Participants in the launching of the guided missile frigate USS FLATLEY (FFG 21) are, left to right: Captain (CAPT) C. L. Mull, S. Mull, G. Sullivan, John F. Sullivan Jr., President Bath Iron Works; N. Flatley, Dorothy Flatley, sponsor; Admiral (ADM) G. Anderson Jr., Rear Admiral (RADM) Robert Carius, Office of the CHIEF of Naval Operations and (RADM) Kleber Masterson Jr., Naval Sea Systems Command

Dorothy M. Flatley, sponsor, stands in front of the Flatley prior to the start of the launching ceremony for the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate

Dana Elaine Carr, sponsor's proxy and Fern William Carr, co-sponsor, right, stand in front of the USS JACK WILLIAMS (FFG 24) prior to the start of the launch ceremony for the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate

Standing on the speakers platform prior to the launching of the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS JACK WILLIAMS (FFG 24) are, from left to right, Dana Elaine Carr, sponsor's proxy; John F. Sullivan, president of Bath Iron Works; and Fern Williams Carr, co-sponsor

Dana Elaine Carr, sponsor's proxy, breaks a bottle of champagne across the bow of the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS JACK WILLIAMS (FFG 24) at the conclusion of the launching ceremony

Mrs. Kenneth J. Sanger, sponsor, christens the guided missile frigate MAHLON S. TISDALE (FFG 27) during the launching ceremony at Todd Pacific Shipyards

Mrs. Kenneth J. Sanger, sponsor, right; Hans Schaefer, general manager, center; and Karen Callaway Quinn participate in the launching ceremony for the guided missile frigate MAHLON S. TISDALE (FFG 27) at Todd Pacific Shipyards

Mrs. Kenneth J. Sanger, sponsor, enjoys refreshments during the launching ceremony for the guided missile frigate MAHLON S. TISDALE (FFG 27) at Todd Pacific Shipyards

Mrs. O'Farrell makes a presentation to LCDR R. A. Christie, executive officer of the Australian frigate HMAS CANBERRA (F-02), during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation. The presentation is on behalf of Lady Tange, the ship's sponsor

Miriam Groves Landry, sponsor's proxy, breaks a bottle of champagne across the bow of the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS STEPHEN W. GROVES (FFG 29)

Miriam Groves Landry, left, sponsor's proxy; John Sullivan, president of Bath Iron works; and Susan Groves Mills, matron of honor, stand with their backs to the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS STEPHEN W. GROVES (FFG 29). The GROVES has just slid down the ways at the conclusion of the launch ceremony

Guests of honor attending the launching of the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS STEPHEN W. GROVES (FFG 29), background, include Susan Groves Mills, matron of honor and Miriam Groves Landry, sponsor's proxy

Susan Groves Mills, left, matron of honor and Miriam Groves Landry, sponsor's proxy, stand on the speakers platform prior to the launching ceremony for the guided missile frigate USS STEPHEN W. GROVES (FFG 29), background

Susan Groves Mills, left, matron of honor and Miriam Groves Landry, sponsor's proxy, stand on the speakers platform prior to the launching ceremony for the guided missile frigate USS STEPHEN W. GROVES (FFG 29), background

CMDR William Owens, commanding officer of the nuclear-powered attack submarine CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN-702), left; Lilla Tower, sponsor, center; Mrs. William Owens and Senator John Tower, R-Texas, pose for a picture at the launching ceremony for the CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI

Lilla Tower, sponsor, breaks a bottle and christens the nuclear-powered attack submarine CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN-705), as distinguished guests look on during the launching ceremony

Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman addresses guests attending the launching ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN-705). Seated behind him are Lilla Tower, far left, sponsor; ADM James D. Watkins, far right, deputy chief of naval operations; and Senator John Tower, R-Texas

A view of the launching party for the guided missile Frigate RIED (FFG 30) at Todd Pacific Shipyard. First row, left to right: Marcy Abhau, Elliot Abhau, Mrs. William C. Abhau, sponsor, Mrs. David G. Kalb and Captain D.G. Kalb, Second Row: Hans K. Schaefer, Rear Admiral John C. McArthur and retired Admiral William C. Abhau, USN

Sponsor Mrs. William C. Abhau (right) with her daughter Miss Elliot Abhau assisting, christens the USS REID (FFG-30) during launching ceremonies. Mrs. Abhau is the great-great granddaughter of Sailing Master Chester Reid for which this guided missile frigate is named at the Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp., Los Angeles Div

Mrs. William C. Abhau, sponsor, christens the guided missile frigate RIED (FFG 30) during the launching ceremony at Todd Pacific Shipyard

Sponsor Mrs. William C. Abhau (right) with her daughter Miss Elliot Abhau assisting, prepares to christen the USS REID (FFG-30) during launching ceremonies. Mrs. Abhau is the great-great granddaughter of Sailing Master Chester Reid for which this guided missile frigate is named at the Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp., Los Angeles Div

Sponsor Mrs. William C. Abhau (right) with her daughter Miss Elliott Abhau assisting, prepares to christen the USS REID (FFG 30) during launching ceremonies at the Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp., Los Angeles Division. Mrs Abhau is the great-great granddaughter of Sailing MASTER Chester Reid for which this guided missile frigate is named

Rita C. Clements, sponsor, presents a gift to Captain (CAPT) Donald R. Ferrier, prospective commanding officer, during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

Captain (CAPT) Donald R. Ferrier, commanding officer of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700), escorts Rita C. Clements, sponsor, between two ranks of side boys at the conclusion of the ship's commissioning ceremony

Rita C. Clements, sponsor, speaks with Captain (CAPT) Donald R. Ferrier, prospective commanding officer, during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

Distinguished guests honor the flag during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700). They are, left to right: Rear Admiral (RADM) H.L. Young, supervisor of shipbuilding, conversion and repair, Groton, Connecticut; Vice Admiral (VADM) Steven White, commander, Submarine Force, US Atlantic Fleet; William P. Clements, governor of Texas; and Rita C. Clements, sponsor

Captain (CAPT) Donald R. Ferrier, commanding officer of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700), escorts Rita C. Clements, sponsor, between two ranks of side boys at the conclusion of the ship's commissioning ceremony

Dr. Susan Hall Hodson, sponsor, stands in front of the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS JOHN L. HALL (FFG 32), prior to its launch ceremony

Ann Tyler Godson, maid of honor, left; Dr. Susan Hall Godson, sponsor, center; and Ellen Godson Wood, maid of honor, stand on the speakers platform prior to the launching ceremony for the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS JOHN L. HALL (FFG 32), background

Mrs. June Baldwin, sponsor and wife of retired Vice Admiral Robert Baldwin, arrives for the commissioning of the fleet oiler USS MONONGAHELA (AO 178). She is escorted by Commander (CDR) Albert Bard, prospective commanding officer

Distinguished guests stand on the pier at the bow of the guided missile patrol combatant (hydrofoil) AQUILA (PHM-4) following launching. Among the guests are RDML and Mrs. John D. Williams, left; RDML and Mrs. James W. Lisanby, center; and RDML and Mrs. John D. Bulkeley. Mrs. Bulkeley, holding flowers, is the ship's sponsor. Her husband is at her left. The AQUILA was built by Boeing Marine Systems

Boeing Marine Systems Vice President R. A. Bateman watches as Sponsor Mrs. John D. Bulkeley, wife of RDML John D. Bulkeley, breaks the champagne bottle on the ship's forward hydrofoil to launch the guided missile patrol combatant (hydrofoil) AQUILA (PHM-4). The AQUILA was built by Boeing Marine Systems

A starboard view of the guided missile patrol combatant (hydrofoil) AQUILA (PHM-4) up on the pier with a crowd as Sponsor Mrs. John D. Bulkeley breaks the champagne bottle of the forward hydrofoil to launch the ship. Mrs. Bulkeley is the wife of RDML John D. Bulkeley, president, Navy Board of Inspection and Survey. The AQUILA was built by Boeing Marine Systems

Retired LT J. M. Newberry, USN, speaks at the launching of the guided missile patrol combatant (hydrofoil) AQUILA (PHM-4) as other distinguished guests on the speaker's platform listen. Among the guests to Newberry's left are, front row, from left, RDML and Mrs. John D. Bulkeley, RDML James W. Lisanby and Joan Bulkeley Stade. Mrs. Bulkeley is the ship's sponsor and Mrs. Stade is the matron of honor

RDML John D. Bulkeley, president, Navy Board of Inspection and Survey; Mrs. Bulkeley, the ship's sponsor; Joan Bulkeley Stade, matron of honor; and Herbert Stade stand on the pier at the bow of the guided missile patrol combatant (hydrofoil) AQUILA (PHM-4) following launching. The AQUILA was built by Boeing Marine Systems

Mrs. Fracesca Ferguson, sponsor, right, stands in front of is the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS AUBREY FITCH (FFG 34) prior to the beginning of its launch ceremony

Mrs. Fracesca Ferguson, sponsor, breaks a bottle of champagne across the bow of the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS AUBREY FITCH (FFG 34) at the conclusion of its launch ceremony. John Sullivan Jr., president of Bath Iron Works, is standing behind her

Mrs. Fracesca Ferguson, sponsor, stands in front of is the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS AUBREY FITCH (FFG 34) prior to its launch ceremony

Captain (CAPT) James Richard Lang, prospective commanding officer, escorts Sponsor Shirley Haughey Wilson to the speakers platform during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)

Commander Harold V. Maixner, commanding officer of the guided missile destroyer USS SCOTT (DDG 995), introduces Sponsor Martha Scott Josi during the ship's commissioning

Sponsor Shirley Haughey Wilson listens to a speaker at the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701). Seated behind her is P. Takis Veliotis, executive vice president, Marine General Dynamics, and general manager, Electric Boat Division

Flag officers and distinguished guests look toward the bow of the nuclear-powered attack submarine NORFOLK (SSN-714) as Sponsor Jane Weinberger launches the ship. Standing near Mrs. Weinberger are her husband, Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger, left, and Newport News Shipbuilding President Edward J. Campbell

The audience and distinguished guests on the speaker's platform listen as Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman Jr. speaks at the keel laying of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71). Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger and Mrs. Weinberger are seated on the platform in the front row to the right of Lehman. Mrs. Weinberger is the ship's sponsor

Guests at the launching of the submarine NORFOLK (SSN-714) include Secretary of Defense and Mrs. Caspar Weinberger, left, Norfolk Mayor Vince Thomas, next to Mrs. Weinberger, and Secretary of the Navy and Mrs. John F. Lehman Jr., right. Mrs. Weinberger is sponsor of the submarine, which was built by Newport News Shipbuilding

Secretary of Defense and Mrs. Caspar Weinberger stand during the playing of the national anthem at the launching of the nuclear-powered attack submarine NORFOLK (SSN-714). Mrs. Weinberger is sponsor of the submarine, which was built by Newport News Shipbuilding

The audience and distinguished guests on the speaker's platform listen as Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger speaks at the keel laying of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71). Included on the platform are Mrs. Weinberger, far left, ship's sponsor, and Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman Jr., far right

Newport News Shipbuilding President Edward J. Campbell and Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman Jr., on steps, watch as Sponsor Jane Weinberger, wife of Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger, launches the nuclear-powered attack submarine NORFOLK (SSN-714) by breaking a champagne bottle on its bow

CAPT William E. Trueblood, PHM Acquisition Project Manager, Naval Sea Systems Command, speaks at the launching of the guided missile patrol combatant (hydrofoil) ARIES (PHM-5). Among those on the platform with Trueblood are, from left, Boeing Marine Systems Vice President Robert E. Bateman and VADM and Mrs. Earl B. Fowler Jr., VADM Fowler, commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, and Mrs. Fowler is the ship's sponsor

Chaplain (CAPT.) Oliver Wetzel, Naval Base Seattle, offers the invocation at the launching of the guided missile patrol combatant (hydrofoil) Aries (PHM-5). Among those with Wetzel on the platform are: Boeing Marine Systems Vice President Robert E. Bateman, third from left; Vice Adm. Earl B. Fowler Jr., commander, Naval Sea Systems Command; his wife who is ship's sponsor; and Rear Adm. James D. Williams, commander, Naval Base Seattle

Mrs. Earl B. Fowler Jr., ship's sponsor, breaks the champagne bottle on the forward hydrofoil of the guided missile patrol combatant (hydrofoil) ARIES (PHM-5) as Boeing Marine Systems Vice President Robert E. Bateman watches during launching. Mrs. Fowler is the wife of VADM Earl B. Fowler Jr., commander, Naval Sea Systems Command. The vessel was built by Boeing Marine systems

ADM Hyman G. Rickover, right, and Sen. and Mrs. John Glenn (D-Ohio) stand together during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine USS OHIO (SSBN-726). Mrs. Glenn is sponsor of the submarine which was built by General Dynamics Corp

Distinguished guests on the speakers platform at the commissioning ceremony of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine USS OHIO (SSBN-726) include, from right, ADM Hyman G. Rickover, deputy assistant secretary for naval reactors, Department of Energy; Sen. and Mrs. John Glenn (D-Ohio) and CAPT Alton K. Thompson, commanding officer (blue crew). Mrs. Glenn is the ship's sponsor

Mrs. John Glenn, ship's sponsor, is escorted by CAPT Alton K. Thompson, commanding officer (blue crew), during commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine USS OHIO (SSBN-726). The submarine was built by General Dynamics Corp

Commander (CDR) Steven M. Mondul, commanding officer, presents Barbara Griffiths, sponsor and wife of retired Vice Admiral (VADM) Charles H. Griffiths, with a plaque during the commissioning of the fleet oiler USS MERRIMACK (AO 179) at Avondale shipyards

Barbara Griffiths, sponsor of the fleet oiler USS MERRIMACK (AO 179), and her husband retired Vice Admiral (VADM) Charles H. Griffiths, disembark after the ship's commissioning at Avondale shipyard

Commander (CDR) Steven M. Mondul, commanding officer, and Barbara Griffiths, sponsor and wife of retired Vice Admiral (VADM) Charles H. Griffiths, pose with a silver platter during the commissioning of the fleet oiler USS MERRIMACK (AO 179) at Avondale shipyards

Mr. G. C. Jones shakes hands with Commander Alan W. Swinger, prospective commanding officer, as Ship's Sponsor Virginia Moore and a distinguished guest look on during the commissioning ceremony of the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS JOHN A. MOORE (FFG 19). (SUBSTANDARD)

Barbara Griffiths, sponsor and wife of retired Vice Admiral (VADM) Charles H. Griffiths, speaks during the commissioning of the fleet oiler USS MERRIMACK (AO 179) at Avondale shipyard. Commander (CDR) Steven M. Mondul, commanding officer, is on the right

Commander (CDR) Steven M. Mondul, commanding officer, presents Barbara Griffiths, sponsor and wife of retired Vice Admiral Charles H. Griffiths, with a plaque during the commissioning of the fleet oiler USS MERRIMACK (AO 179) at Avondale shipyards

Commander (CDR) Steven M. Mondul, commanding officer, receives a gift for his ship from Barbara Griffiths, sponsor and wife of retired Vice Admiral (VADM) Charles H. Griffiths, during the commissioning of the fleet oiler USS MERRIMACK (AO 179) at Avondale shipyards

Ship's Sponsor Virginia Moore and her grandchildren Laurel and John Swearengen attend the commissioning ceremony for the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS JOHN A. MOORE (FFG 19)

Guests of honor at the launching ceremony for the fleet oiler PLATTE (AO-186) stand for a group picture. They are, from left to right: M. Lee Rice, president Ogden Transportation Corporation, VADM Earl B. Fowler, commander Naval Sea Systems Command, Al Bossier, president, Avondale Shipyard, Inc., Mrs. Bobby Inman, sponsor, ADM Bobby Inman, deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency and CDR M. G. Simpson, supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair, New Orleans

Mrs. Bobby Inman, sponsor, breaks the bottle of champagne across the fleet oiler PLATTE (AO-186) during the launching ceremony. Standing behind her are Al Bossier, president Avondale Shipyards, Inc., and Miss Cahdi Simoneaux, Avondale flower girl

Sponsor Elizabeth T. Underwood christens the guided missile frigate UNDERWOOD (FFG-36) during the launching ceremony

Sponsor Elizabeth T. Underwood poses for a photo with another distinguished guest during thelaunching ceremony for the guided missile frigate UNDERWOOD (FFG-36)

Sponsor Elizabeth T. Underwood poses for a photo during the launching of the guided missile frigate UNDERWOOD (FFG-36)

Sen. John Tower, R-Texas, speaks during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70). Seated behind him are, right to left, Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman Jr., CAPT Richard L. Martin, commanding officer, and Molly Snead, ship's sponsor

CAPT Richard L. Martin, commanding officer, at the podium, Sen. Sam Nunn, D-Georgia, and Molly Snead, sponsor, stand during the playing of the national anthem at the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70)

Sen. John Tower, R-Texas, speaks during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70). To the senator's right are Molly Snead, ship's sponsor, and Edward Campbell, president, Newport News Shipbuilding Co

Sen. John Tower, R-Texas, speaks at the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70). Seated behind the senator are Molly Snead, ship's sponsor, left, and CAPT Richard L. Martin, commanding officer of the CARL VINSON

Sponsor Nancy L. Domenici, right, and her husband, Sen. Pete V. Domenici, R-New Mexico, are on the speakers platform with other dignitaries during the launching ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine ALBUQUERQUE (SSN-706)

Sen. John Tower, R-Texas, speaks during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70). Seated behind him are CAPT Richard L. Martin, commanding officer of the CARL VINSON, and Molly Snead, ship's sponsor

David S. Lewis, chairman of the board, General Dynamics Electric Boat Division, right, and Sponsor Nancy L. Domenici are seated on the speakers platform during the launching ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine ALBUQUERQUE (SSN-706)

David S. Lewis, chairman of the board, General Dynamics Electric Boat Division, right, and Sponsor Nancy L. Domenici, seated on the speakers platform, listen to a guest speaker during the launching ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine ALBUQUERQUE (SSN-706)

CAPT Richard L. Martin, commanding officer, applauds Molly Snead, ship's sponsor, during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON