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Launching day of the U.S.S. Grand Forks, Richmond, Calif.
Launching day of the U.S.S. Grand Forks, Richmond, Calif.
TitleLaunching day of the U.S.S. Grand Forks, Richmond, Calif.
Date of Original1943-11-27
DescriptionMrs. T.H.H. Thoresen and Isabel Rystad (both on the right) stand with two other unidentified women at the occasion of the launch of the U.S.S. Grand Forks. Three of the four women hold large bouquets of flowers. Behind them, the sign reads "U.S.S. Grand Forks Kaiser Cargo, Inc. Keel laid September 29, 1943, launced November 27, 1943. This fighting ship sponsored and made possible by the war bond purchases of the people of Grand Forks County, North Dakota, USA."
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectMilitary
People
Awards and ceremonies
Women
Subject (LCTGM)Battleships
Launchings
Bouquets
Ships
Personal NameThoresen, Inga
Rystad, Isabel
Organization NameGrand Forks (Patrol frigate)
Kaiser Shipyards (Richmond, Calif.)
LocationRichmond (Calif.)
Decade1940-1949
Item Number00178-12
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Launching day of the U.S.S. Grand Forks November 21, 1943 Richmond Shipyard number four of Kaiser Cargo, inc., Richmond, California. Photograph no. 4L-12"--Printed on front of photograph.
"Mrs. T.H.H. Thoresen, Isabel Rystad"--Handwritten on front of photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryThe 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.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionCynthia Selland Photograph Collection 00178
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00178-12)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh0017812
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