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USS Houston (CL-81) launching ceremony, Mayor Otis Massey of Houston, Texas at the microphone, Newport News, Virginia, 1943

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 6, Item: 4

Caption on card: "Norfolk, Va., 19 June 1943-- Otis Massey, Mayor of Houston, Tex., is shown at the microphone speaking at the launching of the new cruiser, Houston, 19 June 1943, at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Va. Behind him is Governor Coke Stevenson, of Texas, and to the speaker's right is Senator Tom Connally, of Texas. In the right foreground is Lieutenant Commander Wilson Starbuck, USNR, Public Relations Officer of the Fifth Naval District, and Rear Admiral O.L. Cox, Supervisor of Shipbuilding for the Navy at the yard."


  • Other: 1943

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From the Collection: 63.0 linear feet

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