1942 Press Photo Navy tugboats Tawasa & Takesta ceremony Commercial Iron Works

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Keel-laying for two navy tugboats. Tawasa and Taketa, names taken from Indian tribes, were part of multiple launching and laying ceremonies at Commercial Iron Works Monday. A double submarine chaser launching was a feature in addition to dedication of a new marine railway drydock. A crowd (above) watches a keel come down.

Photo measures 9.5 x 7.5 inches.

Photo is dated 09-08-1942.

This item is an original collectible vintage print from a news archive, not a digital download or reproduction. Please see our FAQ for more information.

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