Help identifying ships in a WWII photo

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Help identifying ships in a WWII photo

Post by croftonaviation » Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:17 pm

Hello all and great forum.

I am going through my grandfathers WWII pictures and trying to identify where they were taken and what they were taken of. He was with the 53rd naval construction btln. I know he was at normea, New Caledonia, the invasion of bouganville, the invasion of Guam, and finally bikini until the able test shot. I am trying to identify the carrier in the foreground or any of the ships for that matter in this photo. Thank you all for your help


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And another taken I believe at the same time

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Honestly I was thinking perhaps the big E, but I an more of a plane guy than a ship man.

Thanks
Tom

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Re: Help identifying ships in a WWII photo

Post by tommy303 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:23 pm

looks more like an Essex class carrier than the Enterprise (CV6).

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Re: Help identifying ships in a WWII photo

Post by RNfanDan » Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:03 am

tommy303 wrote:looks more like an Essex class carrier than the Enterprise (CV6).
Unquestionably an Essex-class bird farm. ID will be difficult without a paper trail or caption written in situ by the photographer.

Cool pics, by the way! :clap:
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