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Mrs. T.H.H. Thoresen at christening of U.S.S. Grand Forks, Richmond, Calif.
Mrs. T.H.H. Thoresen at christening of U.S.S. Grand Forks, Richmond, Calif.
TitleMrs. T.H.H. Thoresen at christening of U.S.S. Grand Forks, Richmond, Calif.
Date of Original1943-11-27
DescriptionMrs. 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.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectAwards and ceremonies
Military
People
Women
Subject (LCTGM)Battleships
Ships
Bouquets
Military uniforms
Personal NameThoresen, Inga
Organization NameGrand Forks (Patrol frigate)
Kaiser Shipyards (Richmond, Calif.)
LocationRichmond (Calif.)
Decade1940-1949
Item Number00178-15
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-25"--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.
Bibliographic ReferenceSeiland, Cynthia T. and Chandice Johnson. T.H.H. Thoresen: states attorney, tax commissioner, and lieutenant governor. Bismarck, N.D.: SHSND, 1986.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionCynthia Selland Photograph Collection 00178
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00178-18)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh0017818
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