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After nearly 2 & 1/2 years of construction, the commissioning of the South Dakota-class battleship Alabama (BB-60) takes place at Norfolk Navy Yard. She is berthed at the uncompleted Pier 6, on 16 August 1942. In the foreground, note the open top of turret# 3 on Alabama. Source MuseumShips page
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Alabama (BB-60) being towed through the Panama Canal on her way from Seattle to Mobile sometime in the summer of 1964. Note the secondary stern armament wrapped in their protective "dehumidifiers".
Pre commissioning 3 July 1942