N.Y., 3 May 1939."The Navy's eyes probe the sky".
Two battleships [looks to be the Texas (BB-35) & New York (BB-34)] of the Navy's Atlantic squadron made this pretty picture on the Hudson when their huge searchlights were played across the sky in search of imaginary aerial attackers. The lights of New York's myriad skyscrappers twinkle through from the background.
A.P. Wire photo from the collection of Michael Strout, courtesy of Jonathan Eno.
Civil War Era Monitors|
|Pre-Dreadnought Battleships |
|Post-Dreadnought / Newport Conference Design Battleships |
|Post-Dreadnought / Washington Conference Design Battleships |
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