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79 viewsFleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN, and Captain William R. Smedberg III, Commanding Officers, look on while Mrs. Smedberg (left) and Mrs. William S. Beardsley, wife of the Governor of Iowa, cut cake. The cake was made for the Iowa's (BB-61) re-commissioning ceremonies at San Francisco Naval Yard, California, 25 August 1951.
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77 viewsKeel laying ceremony for the Iowa (BB-61), as seen on 27 June 1940 at the New York Navy Yard. Shipyard Superintendents, foremen and chargemen who will lead the yard workers on the project look on as Rear Admiral C. H. Woodward, Chief of the Bureau of Construction and Repair Bu C & R) drives the first rivet.
     
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