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Aerial view of US Naval Dry Dock

Aerial view of US Naval Dry Dock

This photograph is an aerial view of US Naval Dry Dock with BB-61 USS Iowa in Dry Dock #3, USS Bunker Hill at East Jetty, and AP-21 USS Wakefield at the pier. Administrative History of the First Naval District ... More

Aerial view of US Naval Dry Dock

Aerial view of US Naval Dry Dock

This photograph is an aerial view of US Naval Dry Dock with BB-61 USS Iowa in Dry Dock #3, USS Bunker Hill at East Jetty, and AP-21 USS Wakefield at the pier. Administrative History of the First Naval District ... More

BB 61  Iowa

BB 61 Iowa

Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Naval Vessels

BB 61  Iowa

BB 61 Iowa

Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Naval Vessels

BB 61  Iowa

BB 61 Iowa

Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Naval Vessels

BB 61  Iowa

BB 61 Iowa

Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Naval Vessels

BB 61  Iowa

BB 61 Iowa

Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Naval Vessels

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....An officer and sailors stand before the caskets containing the bodies of the 47 sailors who died in the 16-inch gun turret explosion on the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....An officer and sailors st...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush attend the memorial service for the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....President George H. W. Bush and Barbara...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Pallbearers carry the flag-draped casket of one of the 47 sailors who died when an explosion ripped through the No. 2 16-inch gun turret of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Pallbearers carry the fla...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

After inserting a lock combination primer, Yeoman 3rd Class Burch closes the firing lock on the breach of one of the Mark 7 16-inch/50-caliber guns in turret No. 3 aboard the battleship USS IOWA (BB-61)

After inserting a lock combination primer, Yeoman 3rd Class Burch clos...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....CAPT. Fred P. Moosally, commanding officer of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), speaks at a press conference several days after 47 crew members were killed in an explosion aboard the ship. The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....CAPT. Fred P. Moosally, commanding offi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....CAPT. Fred P. Moosally, commanding officer of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), stands by as President George H. W. Bush speaks with a family member of one of the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the ship. The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....CAPT. Fred P. Moosally, commanding offi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....GUNNER's Mate 3rd Class Kendall Truitt, CMDR. Robert Kissinger, executive officer, and CMDR. John Morris, weapons officer aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), take part in a press conference several days after 47 crew members were killed in an explosion aboard the ship. The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....GUNNER's Mate 3rd Class Kendall Truitt,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush attend the memorial service for the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....President George H. W. Bush and Barbara...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....CAPT. Paul W. Hanley, public affairs officer for Commander in CHIEF, Atlantic Fleet, acknowledges a member of the media as CAPT. Fred P. Moosally, commander of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), prepares to answer questions during a press conference several days after 47 crew members were killed in an explosion aboard the ship. The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....CAPT. Paul W. Hanley, public affairs of...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....GUNNER's Mate 3rd Class Kendall Truitt and CMDR. Robert Kissinger, executive officer of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), take part in a press conference several days after 47 crew members were killed in an explosion aboard the ship. The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....GUNNER's Mate 3rd Class Kendall Truitt ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Navy pallbearers carry the remains of one of the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Navy pallbearers carry th...

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PH2 Milton Savage, USNR Fort Monroe, Va....A Navy officer watches from shore as the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), its crew manning the rails, passes by the fort near Norfolk, Va. The Iowa is returning home to Norfolk after an explosion in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret killed 47 sailors during routine gunnery exercises 330 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 Milton Savage, USNR Fort Monroe, Va....A Navy officer watches from...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Pallbearers carry the flag-draped casket of one of the 47 sailors who died when an explosion ripped through the No. 2 16-inch gun turret of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Pallbearers carry the fla...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....President George H. W. Bush speaks with a family member of one of the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....President George H. W. Bush speaks with...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Pallbearers bear the flag-draped casket of one of the 47 sailors who died when an explosion ripped through the No. 2 16-inch gun turret of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Pallbearers bear the flag...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

PH2 Milton Savage, USNR Fort Monroe, Va....A close-up starboard beam view of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), showing the damaged No. 2 16-inch gun turret, as it passes the fort near Norfolk, Va. The Iowa, with its crew manning the rails, is returning home to Norfolk after an explosion in the No. 2 turret killed 47 sailors during routine gunnery exercises 330 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 Milton Savage, USNR Fort Monroe, Va....A close-up starboard beam v...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

PHCS Ron Bayles Naval Station, Norfolk, Va....Beneath the 16-inch guns of turret No. 2, relatives and other well-wishers greet sailors disembarking from the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), which has returned to its home port four days after an explosion in No. 2 killed 47 of its crew. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PHCS Ron Bayles Naval Station, Norfolk, Va....Beneath the 16-inch guns...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....Family members and friends attend a memorial ceremony for the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....Family members and friends attend a mem...

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The lookout station on the 03 level of the battleship USS IOWA (BB-61) fitted with mounts for binoculars and flashing light units as well as an escape scuttle for the helicopter control room

The lookout station on the 03 level of the battleship USS IOWA (BB-61)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Jeff Hilton Release Status: R... More

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Navy personnel board the open nose of the C-5 Galaxy aircraft which transported the bodies of the 47 sailors killed aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) by an explosion in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Navy personnel board the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Navy pallbearers carry the remains of one of the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Navy pallbearers carry th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Yeoman 3rd Class Burch, the primer man for one of the Mark 7 16-inch/50-caliber guns in turret No. 3 aboard the battleship USS IOWA (BB-61), signals his readiness while standing at his station beneath the gun's breach

Yeoman 3rd Class Burch, the primer man for one of the Mark 7 16-inch/5...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....CAPT. Fred P. Moosally, commanding officer of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), stands by as President George H. W. Bush speaks with a family member of one of the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the ship. The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....CAPT. Fred P. Moosally, commanding offi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Pallbearers carry the flag-draped casket of one of the 47 sailors who died when an explosion ripped through the No. 2 16-inch gun turret of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Pallbearers carry the fla...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Naval Base, Norfolk, Va....Aviation Anti-submarine Warfare Technician 1ST Class Gil Endo mans the phone at the Information and Referral Crisis Intervention Center. Endo is answering questions regarding the explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) which claimed the lives of 47 crew members. The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Naval Base, Norfolk, Va....Aviation Anti-submarine War...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....CAPT. Fred P. Moosally, commanding officer of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), attends a memorial service for the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the ship. The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....CAPT. Fred P. Moosally, commanding offi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....After ceremonies for the seamen who died in the 16-inch gun turret explosion on the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), officers and sailors walk off the flight line. The bodies of the 47 casualties have just been flown to the continental United States. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....After ceremonies for the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

PH2 Milton Savage, USNR Fort Monroe, Va....Numerous small craft surround the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) as it passes the fort near Norfolk, Va. The Iowa, with its crew manning the rails, is returning home to Norfolk after an explosion in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret killed 47 sailors during routine gunnery exercises 330 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 Milton Savage, USNR Fort Monroe, Va....Numerous small craft surrou...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....Adm. William J. Crowe Jr., chairman, Joint Chiefs of STAFF, and CAPT. Fred. P Moosally, commanding officer of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), speak with the father of one of the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the ship. The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....Adm. William J. Crowe Jr., chairman, Jo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Pallbearers carry the flag-draped casket of one of the 47 sailors who died when an explosion ripped through the No. 2 16-inch gun turret of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Pallbearers carry the fla...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

PH2 Milton Savage, USNR Fort Monroe, Va....A helicopter flies over the damaged No. 2 16-inch gun turret of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) as the ship passes the fort near Norfolk, Va. The Iowa, with its crew manning the rails, is returning home to Norfolk after an explosion in the No. 2 turret killed 47 sailors during routine gunnery exercises 330 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 Milton Savage, USNR Fort Monroe, Va....A helicopter flies over the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Descending the ramp of the C-5 Galaxy aircraft that flew the casualties from Puerto Rico, pallbearers carry the casket of one of the 47 sailors who died when an explosion ripped through the No. 2 16-inch gun turret of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Descending the ramp of th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

PHCS Ron Bayles Naval Station, Norfolk, Va....Friends and relatives greet sailors aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), which has returned to its home port four days after an explosion in 16-inch gun turret No. 2 killed 47 of its crew. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PHCS Ron Bayles Naval Station, Norfolk, Va....Friends and relatives gr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Sailors enter the nose of a C-5 Galaxy aircraft of the 436th Military Airlift Wing. The C-5 has transported the bodies of the sailors who died in the 16-inch gun turret explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Sailors enter the nose of...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....Navy personnel observe a moment of silence in remembrance of the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....Navy personnel observe a moment of sile...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Navy pallbearers carry the remains of one of the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Navy pallbearers carry th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Yeoman 3rd Class Burch inserts a lock combination primer in the firing lock on the breach of one of the Mark 7 16-inch/50-caliber guns in turret No. 3 aboard the battleship USS IOWA (BB-61)

Yeoman 3rd Class Burch inserts a lock combination primer in the firing...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....The nose of a C-5 Galaxy aircraft of the 436th Military Airlift Wing opens to deliver the bodies of the sailors who died in the 16-inch gun turret explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....The nose of a C-5 Galaxy ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....As the color guard stands at attention, pallbearers carry the flag-draped casket of one of the 47 sailors who were killed by the explosion in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....As the color guard stands...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....After ceremonies for their comrades, killed by the explosion in the 16-gun turret on the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), sailors march off the flight line. The bodies of the 47 casualties have just been flown to the continental United States. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....After ceremonies for thei...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....Volunteers man phone lines in a crisis center set up to arrange lodging for relatives and friends attending the memorial service in honor of the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....Volunteers man phone lines in a crisis ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush observe a moment of silence during the memorial service for the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....President George H. W. Bush and Barbara...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

PH2 Milton Savage, USNR Fort Monroe, Va....A starboard bow view of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), surrounded by numerous small craft, as it passes the fort near Norfolk, Va. The Iowa, with its crew manning the rails, is returning home to Norfolk after an explosion in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret killed 47 sailors during routine gunnery exercises 330 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 Milton Savage, USNR Fort Monroe, Va....A starboard bow view of the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....CAPT. Fred P. Moosally, commanding officer of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), speaks at a press conference several days after 47 crew members were killed in an explosion aboard the ship. The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....CAPT. Fred P. Moosally, commanding offi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....A representative of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF and CAPT. Fred P. Moosally, commanding officer of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), stand by as GUNNER's Mate 3rd Class Kendall Truitt, a crew member aboard the Iowa (BB-61), speaks during a press conference several days after 47 crew members were killed in an explosion aboard the ship. The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....A representative of the Joint Chiefs of...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Pallbearers carry the flag-draped casket of one of the 47 sailors who died when an explosion ripped through the No. 2 16-inch gun turret of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Pallbearers carry the fla...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....CAPT. Fred P. Moosally, commanding officer of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), speaks during a press conference several days after 47 crew members were killed in an explosion aboard the ship. The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....CAPT. Fred P. Moosally, commanding offi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....CAPT. Fred P. Moosally, commanding officer of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), answers questions as CAPT. Paul W. Hanley, public affairs officer for Commander in CHIEF, Atlantic Fleet, stands by during a press conference several days after 47 crew members were killed in an explosion aboard the ship. The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....CAPT. Fred P. Moosally, commanding offi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

PHCS Ron Bayles Naval Station, Norfolk, Va....Sailors from the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), which has returned to its home port four days after an explosion in 16-inch gun turret No. 2 killed 47 of its crew, make calls from a phone booth. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PHCS Ron Bayles Naval Station, Norfolk, Va....Sailors from the battles...

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PH2 Milton Savage, USNR Fort Monroe, Va....Crowds of people lining the shore and in small craft watch as the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) passes the fort near Norfolk, Va. The Iowa, with its crew manning the rails, is returning home to Norfolk after an explosion in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret killed 47 sailors during routine gunnery exercises 330 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 Milton Savage, USNR Fort Monroe, Va....Crowds of people lining the...

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JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....A crew member from the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) is reunited with his family upon the ship's return to home port following an explosion in its No. 2 16-inch gun turret which killed 47 crew members on April 19th. The explosion occurred as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....A crew member from the battleship USS I...

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JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Pallbearers carry the flag-draped casket of one of the 47 sailors who died when an explosion ripped through the No. 2 16-inch gun turret of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Pallbearers carry the fla...

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JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....GUNNER's Mate 3rd Class Kendall Truitt, a crew member aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), speaks during a press conference several days after 47 crew members were killed in an explosion aboard the ship. The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....GUNNER's Mate 3rd Class Kendall Truitt,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....A color guard takes part in a ceremony honoring the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....A color guard takes part ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

PH2 Milton Savage, USNR Fort Monroe, Va....A Navy officer watches from shore as the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), its crew manning the rails, passes by the fort near Norfolk, Va. The Iowa is returning home to Norfolk after an explosion in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret killed 47 sailors during routine gunnery exercises 330 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 Milton Savage, USNR Fort Monroe, Va....A Navy officer watches from...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....President George H. W. Bush attends the memorial service for the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....President George H. W. Bush attends the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....CAPT. Fred P. Moosally, commanding officer of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), speaks during a press conference several days after 47 crew members were killed in an explosion aboard the ship. The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....CAPT. Fred P. Moosally, commanding offi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....President George H. W. Bush speaks with a family member of one of the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....President George H. W. Bush speaks with...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

PHCS Ron Bayles Naval Station, Norfolk, Va....Black arm-banded officers and crew members stand at the rail of the USS Iowa (BB-61), as the battleship comes home four days after an explosion in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret killed 47 of its crew. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PHCS Ron Bayles Naval Station, Norfolk, Va....Black arm-banded officer...

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JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....CMDR. Robert Kissinger, executive officer, and CMDR. John Morris, weapons officer, take part in a press conference several days after 47 crew members were killed in an explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....CMDR. Robert Kissinger, executive offic...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....An honor guard marches during a ceremony honoring the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....An honor guard marches du...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

PH2 Milton Savage, USNR Fort Monroe, Va....A close-up starboard beam view of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), showing the damaged No. 2 16-inch gun turret, as it passes the fort near Norfolk, Va. The Iowa, with its crew manning the rails, is returning home to Norfolk after an explosion in the No. 2 turret killed 47 sailors during routine gunnery exercises 330 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 Milton Savage, USNR Fort Monroe, Va....A close-up starboard beam v...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....As officers and honor guard stand at attention, pallbearers carry the flag-draped casket of one of the 47 sailors who died when an explosion ripped through the No. 2 16-inch gun turret of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....As officers and honor gua...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Navy pallbearers carry the remains of one of the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Navy pallbearers carry th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

PH2 Milton Savage, USNR Fort Monroe, Va....Crew members man the rails of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) as it passes the fort near Norfolk, Va. The Iowa is returning home to Norfolk after an explosion in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret killed 47 sailors during routine gunnery exercises 330 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 Milton Savage, USNR Fort Monroe, Va....Crew members man the rails ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....GUNNER's Mate 3rd Class Kendall Truitt, a crewman of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), takes part in a press conference several days after 47 crew members were killed in an explosion aboard the ship. The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....GUNNER's Mate 3rd Class Kendall Truitt,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Pallbearers carry the flag-draped casket of one of the 47 sailors who died when an explosion ripped through the No. 2 16-inch gun turret of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Pallbearers carry the fla...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....CAPT. Fred P. Moosally, commanding officer of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), speaks during a press conference several days after 47 crew members were killed in an explosion aboard the ship. The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....CAPT. Fred P. Moosally, commanding offi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Navy pallbearers stand at attention during a ceremony honoring the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Navy pallbearers stand at...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....Volunteers man phone lines in a crisis center set up to arrange lodging for relatives and friends attending the memorial service in honor of the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....Volunteers man phone lines in a crisis ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

PHCS Ron Bayles Naval Station, Norfolk, Va....With its 16-inch guns of turret No. 2 looming over the officers and crew members at the rails, the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) comes home four days after an explosion in No. 2 killed 47 of its crew. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PHCS Ron Bayles Naval Station, Norfolk, Va....With its 16-inch guns of...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....The C-5 Galaxy aircraft which flew the casualties of the USS Iowa (BB-61) 16-inch gun turret explosion from Puerto Rico, during ceremonies for the battleship's 47 sailors who died in the blast. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....The C-5 Galaxy aircraft w...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....Sen. John Warner, R-Va., and GEN. Alfred M. Gray, commandant of the Marine Corps, stand by as William L. Ball, secretary of the Navy, speaks with the parents of one of the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....Sen. John Warner, R-Va., and GEN. Alfre...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

PHCS Ron Bayles Naval Station, Norfolk, Va....The 16-inch guns of turret No. 2, as well as the officers and crew members beneath them, are silhouetted against the sea as the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) comes home, four days after an explosion in No. 2 killed 47 of its crew. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PHCS Ron Bayles Naval Station, Norfolk, Va....The 16-inch guns of turr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....The nose of a C-5 Galaxy aircraft of the 436th Military Airlift Wing opens to deliver the bodies of the sailors who died in the 16-inch gun turret explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....The nose of a C-5 Galaxy ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Navy pallbearers carry the remains of one of the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Navy pallbearers carry th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Pallbearers carry the flag-draped casket of one of the 47 sailors who died when an explosion ripped through the No. 2 16-inch gun turret of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Pallbearers carry the fla...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....CAPT. Fred P. Moosally, commanding officer of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), speaks during a press conference several days after 47 crew members were killed in an explosion aboard the ship. The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....CAPT. Fred P. Moosally, commanding offi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....Members of the media attend a press conference regarding the explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) which killed 47 crew members. The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....Members of the media attend a press con...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....GEN. Alfred M. Gray, commandant of the Marine Corps, and William L. Ball, secretary of the Navy, console family members of some of the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....GEN. Alfred M. Gray, commandant of the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....GEN. Alfred M. Gray Jr., commandant of the Marine Corps, consoles a child as Sen. John Warner, R-Va., left, and William L. Ball, secretary of the Navy, right, stand by following a ceremony commemorating the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....GEN. Alfred M. Gray Jr., commandant of ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Pallbearers carry the flag-draped casket of one of the 47 sailors who died when an explosion ripped through the No. 2 16-inch gun turret of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Dover Air Force Base, Del....Pallbearers carry the fla...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....CAPT. Fred P. Moosally, commanding officer of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), salutes as the national anthem is played during the memorial service for the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the ship. The explosion occurred in the No. 2 16-inch gun turret as the Iowa was conducting routine gunnery exercises approximately 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on April 19th. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JOSN Oscar Sosa Norfolk, Va....CAPT. Fred P. Moosally, commanding offi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Starboard side hatches by "B" turret aboard the battleship IOWA (BB-61). The ship is in mothball storage here

Starboard side hatches by "B" turret aboard the battleship IOWA (BB-61...

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A view looking aft at the bridge aboard the battleship IOWA (BB-61). The ship is in mothball storage here

A view looking aft at the bridge aboard the battleship IOWA (BB-61). T...

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A view from forward looking aft at Nos. 1 and 2 16-inch/50-caliber gun turrets and the bridge of the battleship IOWA (BB-61). The ship is in mothball storage here

A view from forward looking aft at Nos. 1 and 2 16-inch/50-caliber gun...

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A view from the bow of "A" turret and the bridge aboard the battleship IOWA (BB-61). The ship is in mothball storage here

A view from the bow of "A" turret and the bridge aboard the battleship...

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Starboard view of the number one 5-inch/38-caliber gun mount aboard the battleship IOWA (BB-61). The ship is in mothball storage here

Starboard view of the number one 5-inch/38-caliber gun mount aboard th...

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Port side view of the foretop aboard the battleship IOWA (BB-61). The ship is in mothball storage here

Port side view of the foretop aboard the battleship IOWA (BB-61). The ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Philadelphia State: Pennsylvania (PA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PHC Don Sallee Release Status: Released to ... More

A view from the starboard bow looking aft at "A" and "B" turrets and the bridge aboard the battleship IOWA (BB-61). The ship is in mothball storage here

A view from the starboard bow looking aft at "A" and "B" turrets and t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Philadelphia State: Pennsylvania (PA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PHC Don Sallee Release Status: Released to ... More

A view from starboard side of the No. 2 16-inch/50-caliber gun turrets and the bridge of the battleship IOWA (BB-61). The ship is in mothball storage here

A view from starboard side of the No. 2 16-inch/50-caliber gun turrets...

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A view from the O2 deck looking aft along the starboard side of the IOWA (BB-61). The ship is in mothball storage here

A view from the O2 deck looking aft along the starboard side of the IO...

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A turret entrance hatch aboard the battleship IOWA (BB-61). The ship is in mothball storage here

A turret entrance hatch aboard the battleship IOWA (BB-61). The ship i...

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