YNS #53 / Wheeler / launching; on ways;spectators / 7/ 24 / 42
black-and -white negative; safety negativePHOTOGRAPHS - SOFT NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NY, Whitestone
July 24, 1942
Kodak safety #121
overall: 4 x 5 in.
4X5 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons at the Whitestone Wheeler Shipyard on July 24, 1942. View is a long distance bow view of YMS-53 still on the ways but nearly completely in the water. There are many spectators on the dock watching the launch including the sponsor seen from her back at the far right of the crowd. Also seen in the water is YMS-49 underway behind the ways. Stamped neg. sleeeve: "104604F 7/24/42 / Launching at Wheeler of YMS-53 / [ Box ] 4739". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.
YMS 53 yard minesweeper, Wheeler
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection