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|114k||USS ABSD-2 at Manus, 12 October 1944 with USS Mississippi (BB-41) drydocked. As the dry-docks were
displacement limited, as to their capacity, fuel and sometimes ammunition had to be offloaded to "lighten ship". In this instance, 700,000 gallons of fuel had to be offloaded in order to meet the lifting capacity of the dry-dock.
US Navy photo.
|268k||A painting by the artist Wayne Scarpaci entitled "South Pacific Advanced Base" depicting USS Mississippi (BB-41) in floating drydock USS ABSD-2, 1944. Next to her is USS Delta (AR-9).||Drawing courtesy of artbywayne.com.|
|153k||USS Killen (DD-593), at left, USS Canberra (CA-70), right, and USS Claxton (DD-571), beyond Canberra's bow undergoing battle damage repairs in floating drydock USS ABSD-2 at Manus, Admiralty Islands, 2 December 1944. Note men crowding the rails on Canberra, and her two forward 8"/55 triple gun turrets.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-304096 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|129k||USS Claxton (DD-593), at left, USS Canberra (CA-70), right, and USS Killen (DD-571) undergoing battle damage repairs in floating drydock USS ABSD-2 at Manus, Admiralty Islands, 2 December 1944.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-304088 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
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|81k||USS ABSD-2 at Manus, Admiralty Islands with USS Iowa (BB-61) entering the floating dry dock before the battleship returned to San Francisco for an early 1945 refit. The Iowa also was the only one of her class that was camouflaged, as seen in these photos. The lifting capacity of the floating dry-docks is dramatically shown, but battleships had to have their ammunition and most of their fuel off-loaded before entering the dry-dock.||US Navy photo|
|90k||USS Iowa (BB-61) in floating dry dock USS ABSD-2 at Manus, Admiralty Islands.||US Navy photo|
|314k||USS ABSD-2 at Manus, Admiralty Islands, date unknown.
US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
|01||CDR. Rochefort, Joseph John, USN||14 August 1943 - 25 June 1944|
|02||CAPT. Richardson, George Victor, USNR||25 June 1944 - 1 April 1945|
|03||CDR. Lawrence, William Raymond, USNR||1 April 1945 - 24 December 1945|
|04||CDR. Lee, Joseph Epps, USNR||24 December 1945 - 28 February 1946|
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