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USS Lewis Hancock

August 9, 2013


Joy Bright Hancock had been married to Navy man Lewis Hancock, Jr., a submarine officer during World War I. During the early 1920s he served on various battleships, and in 1922 he was assigned to be executive officer of a Navy dirigible, the Shenandoah. The Shenendoah crashed in Caldwell, Ohio in 1925.

In this photo, Hancock is christening a ship named after her late husband. The ship set sail in  August 1943.

The photograph comes from the U.S. National Archives.

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