The Director of the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) christens USS Franklin (CV-13) in Newport News.
Newport News Virginia USA Date:1943 Duration:1 min 9 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. Navy ships launched in the United States during World War II. Lieutenant Commander Mildred H. McAfee, USNR (US Navy Reserve), Director of the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) breaks a bottle of champagne on the bow of a carrier and christens USS Franklin (CV-13) in Newport News, Virginia on 14th October, 1943. A destroyer is launched at the Great Lakes. The destroyer is turned into an upright position. Shipyard workers cheer. A ship is launched sideways.
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