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USS Kitty Hawk, 1960 - Ship Christening

Mrs. Camilla F. McElroy, sponsor, USS Kitty Hawk, May 21, 1960. New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey.


This aircraft carrier was the largest ship ever built in Camden, requiring a specially made drydock. In 1998, it became the ship with the longest active status in the U. S. Navy.


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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Taken in May 1960