Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Happy Birthday USS Razorback!

From the deck log:

"At 1130 the U.S.S. Razorback was placed in commission and the colors hoisted. Lieutenant Commander A.M. BONTIER, Commanding Officer, accepted the ship from the Commandant Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N.H. and the watch was set."

This photograph shows LCDR Bontier reading his orders and officially taking command.
(US National Archives Photo)

Additional photos of the commissioning ceremony, including photos of the officers and crew, are available on the AIMM Website. We have a page set aside especially for photographs of the Commissioning.

Copies of the deck logs are also available by contacting AIMM directly.


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