USS West Virginia repaired after attack

On Sept. 23, 1944 (73 years ago this week), the USS West Virginia (BB 48) reached Pearl Harbor and rejoined the Pacific Fleet, marking the end of the salvage and reconstruction of 18 ships damaged in the Imperial Japanese attacks of Dec. 7, 1941. In this photo, USS West Virginia (BB-48) is about to leave Pearl Harbor on April 30, 1943, en route to the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, for reconstruction. The Pearl Harbor Navy Yard had just finished temporary repair of the damage the ship had received in the attack.

Official U.S. Navy photograph

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