Alice Davison, wife of Assistant Secretary of Navy for Air, christens the USS Essex (CV-9), and ship is launched from Virginia.
Newport News Virginia USA Date:1942, July 31 Duration:59 sec Sound:Yes
The U.S. Navy USS Essex (CV-9) aircraft carrier being launched from the Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia. The newly constructed USS Essex (CV-9) aircraft carrier in the Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding yards. Flags of the United States on the ship. People watch the ship as it is ready for launch. Alice Trubee Davison, wife of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Air Artemus L. Gates, with others christens the USS Essex (CV-9). USS Essex (CV-9) aircraft carrier being launched from the Newport News yards. The ship at sea.
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