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lonestarbattleship · 25 days ago
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Philadelphia Navy Yard on August 28, 1946
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USS Tennessee (BB-43) and USS California (BB-44) sharing a dry dock, workers were prepping the two for mothballs.
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To the left side, are USS Detroit (CL-8) (inboard) and USS Trenton (CL-11) (outboard). Next to the two cruisers might "possibly" be barbettes from the Illinois (BB-65). Below them are HMS Rupert (DE-96) outboard of USS Olympia, and HMS Berry (DE-3).
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Behind them is USS South Dakota (BB-57), she was already deactivated.
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luvincpl611 · a year ago
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Construction of the South Dakota BB-57
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judgemark45 · 4 months ago
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USN battleships USS South Dakota (BB-57) and USS Alabama (BB-60) 1944.
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usaac-official · 11 months ago
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Crewmen climb into an OS2U on the aft catapult of USS South Dakota (BB-57) while attached to the British Home Fleet at Scapa Flow, 1943
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pinturas-sgm-marina · 4 months ago
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1944 USS South Dakota (BB-57)
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nebris · 10 months ago
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USS South Dakota BB-57 1945 in a floating drydock
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viktor-sbor · a year ago
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Pilot of USS South Dakota (BB-57) as the ship served in the Home Fleet.
Scapa Flow, 22nd May, 1943.
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pavelnkhv · 2 years ago
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A U.S. Navy Vought OS2U Kingfisher taxis towards the recovery sled for recovery by the battleship USS South Dakota (BB-57) on 29, April 1943. Note the signalman with flags on board the ship. 'South Dakota' was operating in the North Atlantic at that time.
"...... South Dakota was back at sea on 25 February 1943, and following sea trials, operated with the USS Ranger in the North Atlantic until mid-April.
"The Vought OS2U Kingfisher is an American catapult-launched observation floatplane. It was a compact mid-wing monoplane, with a large central float and small stabilizing floats. Performance was modest because of its light engine. The OS2U could also operate on fixed, wheeled, taildragger landing gear.
The OS2U was the main shipboard observation aircraft used by the United States Navy during World War II, and 1,519 of the aircraft were built. It served on battleships and cruisers of the US Navy, with the United States Marine Corps in Marine Scouting Squadron Three (VMS-3), with the United States Coast Guard at coastal air stations, at sea with the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy, and with the Soviet Navy. The Royal Australian Air Force also operated a few Kingfishers from shore bases."
Source - U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 2004.166.002.005
(Color by Alex Wolf)
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lonestarbattleship · 8 days ago
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USS South Dakota (BB-57) passing under the Golden Gate Bridge with a load of returning soldiers, circa September 1945.
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Note: she is flying a homeward bound pennant.
NHHC: NH 66301, NH 66294
NARA: 79965
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judgemark45 · 11 months ago
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The USS South Dakota (BB-57) was the lead ship of its class of battleships. Commissioned in 1942, it saw extensive service in the Pacific during World War II.
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usaac-official · a year ago
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An OS2U approaches USS South Dakota (BB-57) for recovery after a mission, 1943
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sailorsam109 · 6 days ago
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Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, 1944. The mighty League Island Hammerhead Crane is shown with USS Wilkes-Barre (CL-103), USS South Dakota (BB-57), and the Essex-class USS Princeton (CV-37, nearing completion) https://ift.tt/3nEXHoE
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arkwrightaviation · 9 days ago
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A Vought OS2U Kingfisher being recovered by USS South Dakota BB-57. Mid Atlantic 1943. https://ift.tt/3z8WCYn
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nebris · 2 months ago
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14 July 1945: The Japanese Home Islands get hit by BIG MAMIE and her sisters in the first bombardment operation by US Navy ships in WW2 on Japan proper.
USS Massachusetts BB-59 was detached from her Task Force to form TG 34.8.1. with USS Indiana BB-58, USS South Dakota BB-57, two heavy cruisers and nine destroyers.
The ships are sent to bombard the industrial complex in Kamaishi that included the Japan Iron Co. and the Kamaishi Steel Works; this complex was Japan's second-largest iron and steel manufacturing center.
Image1:  As seen from South Dakota (BB-57),  Indiana (BB-58) is the nearest ship, followed by Massachusetts (BB-59) and Cruisers Chicago (CA-136) and Quincy (CA-71) bringing up the rear as they form a battleline formation.
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the-tiago-rosado · 10 months ago
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Battleship USS South Dakota (BB-57) in heavy seas
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lonestarbattleship · 25 days ago
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USS South Dakota (BB -57) docked at Philadelphia Navy Yard, on August 28, 1946.
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She was deactivated but was the Flagship of Admiral Charles H. McMorris, Fourth Fleet. This was a reserve unit. The Fourth Fleet was dissolved on January 1, 1947.
Photographed by Sam Sphere of LIFE Magazine.
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