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Photo #: 80-G-K-3516 (Color)
USS Midway (CVB-41)
Ship's sponsor, Mrs. Bradford D. Ripley, II, of Dayton, Ohio, poses with the christening bottle, at launching ceremonies at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Newport News, Virginia, 20 March 1945.
Mrs. Ripley is accompanied by Lieutenant George Gay, USNR, the only survivor of the Battle of Midway attack by Torpedo Squadron Eight (VT-8) from USS Hornet (CV-8).
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
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7 May 1999