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PHOTOGRAPHIC SUMMARY

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ENCLOSURE 2



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First picture of MISSOURI aground 17 January, 1950. Taken at 1030. Old Point Comfort and Phoebus in the background. Engineering plant is operating on atmospheric exhaust.


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Side view MISSOURI two hours after stranding. ATF KIOWA, ATA 208 and two YTBs standing by.


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Bow draft marks near low tide. Draft prior stranding was 35 feet 9 inches - over ten feet above reading shown.


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Stern draft marks near low tide showing the stern about 8 feet out of the water compared to the draft of 36 feet 9 inches prior to stranding.


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Fleet tanker CHEMUNG (A030) stands toward MISSOURI, 17 January 1950, to start removing fuel. CHEMUNG went alongside MISSOURI at 1300.


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MISSOURI fails to move on pull at 1100, 20 January. This was the last favorable tide predicted until 2 February


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Aerial view of unsuccessful pull on 20 January. Lessons learned in this effort were put to good use in the next twelve days.


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Dredge WASHINGTON working in close to MISSOURI port quarter. KITTIWAKE (ASR13) is working divers at tunneling under MISSOURI bow taking care to keep them at least 200 feet from the dredge.


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Dredge WASHINGTON on MISSOURI starboard quarter and COMBER in the exit channel. ASR in foreground is PETREL whose divers were locating the damage to the hull.


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Army dredge COMBER working close in to starboard side MISSOURI using a YTB as a fender. Pipe alongside MISSOURI is the starboard amidships draft gauge.


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Army dredge COMBER working close astern of MISSOURI. In this position COMBER's suction pipe is about 100 feet astern of MISSOURI.


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Army dredge COMBER's hopper in action. In all, COMBER dredged 234,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel, equivalent to a trench 10 yards deep, 12 yards wide and a mile long.


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PETREL (ASR 14) works divers under the quarter while ammunition is unloaded forward. Space alongside MISSOURI was critical at this time.

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