Mrs. T.H.H. Thoresen stands at a reviewing platform after the christening of the ship U.S.S. Grand Forks in Richmond, Calif. Other women stand with her, holding large bouquets. Men in naval uniforms are also present.
The U.S.S. Grand Forks was a Tacoma class frigate launched on November 27, 1943. She saw duty off the coast of California as a plane guard ship until 1946. In October 1944 she picked up a distress call from a PB2Y Coronado plane that made an emergency landing in the sea. The Grand Forks rescued 15 crewmen and passengers from the sea, as well as 114 bags of mail. The Grand Forks was decommissioned in May 1946 and sold for scrap in 1947.