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USS Houston (CL-81) launching ceremony, Governor Coke Stevenson of Texas at the microphone, Newport News, Virginia, 1943

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 6, Item: 2

Caption on card: "Norfolk, Va., 19 June 1943-- Governor Coke Stevenson, of Texas, speaks at the launching ceremonies of the launching of the new cruiser Houston 19 June 1943, at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Va. In the background near the flag is the sponsor (white hat), Mrs. Claude Hammill, of Houston, Tex. On the left of the speaker with his hat off is Senator Tom Connally, of Texas, and Lt. (jg) Cyril Best, (ChC), USNR."


  • Other: 1943

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From the Collection: 63.0 linear feet

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