Naming Convention

Operating near the Marianas, 1 August 1944. Photographed from USS Hornet (CV-12). Franklin is painted in camouflage Measure 32, Design 6a. At this time, Design 6a was applied only to her starboard side. She wore Design 3a on the port side. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. Catalog #: 80-G-367248

How USS Franklin Got Its Name

The ship is floated out of her building dock immediately after christening, at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company...