USS Missouri ready to be christened

Margaret Truman, USS Missouri (BB 63) sponsor, stands ready to christen the ship during launching ceremonies at the New York Navy Yard, Jan. 29, 1944. Looking on are from left, Rear Adm. Monroe R. Kelly, New York Navy Yard commandant, Rear Adm. Sherman S. Kennedy, and Sen. Harry S. Truman of Missouri, the sponsor’s father.

U.S. Navy file photo

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