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Naval ships, Naval Air Station Museum

Description

The guided-missile cruiser USS Wainwright, a Belknap-class destroyer leader was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for members of the Wainwright family; specifically, Commander Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright, his son, Master Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright, Jr., and his cousin, Commander Richard Wainwright, as well as Rear Admiral Richard Wainwright, the son of Commander Richard Wainwright, and Commander Richard Wainwright, the son of Admiral Wainwright. Her keel was laid down on 2 July 1962 at Bath, Maine, by the Bath Iron Works Corporation. She was launched on 25 April 1965 sponsored by Mrs. Richard W. Wainwright and commissioned on 8 January 1966 at the Boston Naval Shipyard with Captain Robert P. Foreman in command. (Wikipedia)

Date Digital

2019

Format

Black and white photographic print

Digital Collection

NASFL Ships

Keywords

Naval ships, Naval Air Station Museum

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