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The caption of this photo by US Military History is: A classic view of six United States Navy battleships firing broadsides during a training exercise. The battleline consists of the battleships West Virginia (BB-48), Colorado (BB-45), Maryland (BB-46), Tennessee (BB-43), California (BB-44) and New Mexico (BB-40). This photo was taken off of California in February of 1927.
Task Group 38.3, 12 December 1944 while returning from strikes on targets in the Philippines. Ships are (from front), aircraft carrier Ticonderoga (CV-14), battleship USS Washington (BB-56), battleship USS North Carolina (BB-55), battleship USS South Dakota (BB-57) and light cruiser USS Santa Fe (CL-60).
Surrender of Japan, 1945. U.S. and British warships anchored in Sagami Wan, outside of Tokyo Bay, Japan, on the day the Allied ships entered Japanese waters, 27 August 1945. Photographed from USS South Dakota (BB-57) as the sun set behind Mount Fuji's distinctive cone. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives, 80-G-490487.