Postcards from the Collection of Jack Whitmeyer
Collection:
Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library
Object Type:
Postcard
Title:
US Navy scenes. Postcard from Jack Whitmeyer Collection.
Collection Description:
U.S.S. New Jersey Steaming with Task Group during West Pac 83 — from postcard.
Description of Photograph:
U.S.S. New Jersey, an Iowa—Class battleship, was a support vessel used in the task force called Fast Carrier Task Force in World War II's Pacific Theater.
Background Information:
The current American Navy originated in 1775 with a small Continental Navy used during the American Revolution to fight the British. Today the US Navy is one of the largest in the world, with over 300,000 personnel, many different types of ships, including frigates, aircraft carriers, and submarines.
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