Mrs Ilo Wallace, wife of U.S. Vice President Wallace, christens the USS Iowa (BB-61); also seen is launch of USS New Jersey.
New York City USA Date:1942, August 27 Duration:52 sec Sound:Yes
Wife of Vice President Wallace, Mrs Ilo Wallace christens the Navy Battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) at New York Naval Yard in Brooklyn, New York City. After she breaks a bottle on the bow, the ship is slid down skids into river. Ship's crew working on deck. Next is shown the launch of the Iowa-class Battleship USS New Jersey (BB-62) from Philadelphia Naval Shipyard on December 7, 1942. USS New Jersey slides down into water. Crowd assembled for the ceremonies.
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