The Museum of the Pacific War


USS Franklin (CV-13) Documentaries, Videos, And Oral Histories

Until my book comes out, here are other sources that provide more information about USS Franklin (CV-13). Documentaries I want...
The ship is floated out of her building dock immediately after christening, at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company shipyard, Newport News, Virginia, on 14 October 1943. Note WAVES officers in the foreground. The WAVES' Director, Lieutenant Commander Mildred H. McAfee, USNR, was Franklin's sponsor. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

USS Franklin Anniversary–And An Afternoon At The Museum (of the Pacific War)

When people think of December 7 as an anniversary, they usually remember the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. (And...