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Caption on white card: "USS Houston (CA-30) Mary Ellen Bute (maid of honor), Elisabeth Holcombe (ship's sponsor), and Charlotte Williams (special guest) on platform at launching ceremony, 7 Sept. 1929.", September 7, 1929

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 41, Item: 2

Inscription on white slip: "Largest launching party (over 10,000 invited spectators) in history of the Newport yard--just prior to breaking of Houston Ship Channel water by the sponsor. Sept. 7, 1929"


  • Other: September 7, 1929

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Open for research.


From the Collection: 63.0 Linear Feet

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