Launching of Andromeda Class Attack Cargo Ship USS PRENTISS, December 6, 1944, Wilmington, NC
gelatin silver printPHOTOGRAPHS
USA, NC, Wilmington
December 6, 1944
8 x 10 in.
Gelatin silver print of launching of Andromeda Class Attack Cargo Ship USS PRENTISS at North Carolina Shipbuilding Co.; 2 men and 3 women on platform on the launching ways; identified are Roger Williams (center) and his wife Frances McIlvaine Williams (far right), who has just hit the hull with the christening bottle; typed in photograph lower right "Launching of/ U.S.S. Prentiss/ Dec. 6th 1944/ N.C. Shipbld'g Co./ Wilmington, N.C./ MC1699 Bld'rs 190". See 2003.34.1-4 for same event. See 2003.30 collection for related items.