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"MOTHER AND CHILDREN" Submarines nest alongside tender for replenishing in Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, November 11,1944. Vessels (left/right);USS Salmon,USS Saury,USS Besugo,USS Burrfish,USS Pipefish,USS SeaCat,USS Fulton AS-11 (tendor),USS Ronquil,USS Tamdor,USS Perch11,USS Pampanito,USS Archerfish & USS Searaven.
USS Astoria (CA-34), a heavy cruiser, prepares to lift her seaplane out of the water during artillery fire training near the island of Kona, Hawaii, Aug 7, 1942. In the absence of helicopters, the seaplane solution was the best for the time. All it took was a good crane and earmarked space on the deck.
Task Group 38.3 enters Ulithi anchorage in column formation on December 18,1944. The ships were returning from strikes on targets in the Philippines. From front to back: USS Langley (CVL-27) a small aircraft carrier. USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) aircraft carrier USS Washington (BB-56) battleship USS North Carolina (BB-55) battleship USS South Dakota (BB-57) battleship USS Santa Fe (CL-60) light cruiser USS Biloxi (CL-80) light cruiser USS Mobile (CL-63) light cruiser USS Oakland (CL-95) l