USS Sonoma, 1912 - Ship Christening

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    Unidentified sponsor, USS Sonoma, May 11, 1912. New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey.

    Tugboat Sonoma served as a tender ship in the Atlantic during the first World War, and in World War II did towing, salvage and fire-fighting duty in the Pacific.

    For more background and additional photos, visit the Ladies Who Launch - Ship Christening Photographs exhibit at Philadelphia's Independence Seaport Museum.

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    1. Kingkongphoto & 70 months ago | reply


      this is so beautiful...thats it unreal !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. Kingkongphoto & 65 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Best Vintage Images on Flickr, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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