|Title||[USS Damato launch]|
|Object Name||Negative, Film|
|Photographer||Flamm, Herbert A.|
|Date||November 21, 1945|
|Collection||Herbert A. Flamm Photograph Collection|
Original B&W film negative. A woman stands next to the hull of a ship with inscription "U.S.S. DAMATO". She holds up a bottle, preparing to christen the ship. A group of men and women watch; they stand below a sign with inscription "BETHLEHEM STEEL CO. STATEN ISLAND YARD".
(Keywords: Mariners Harbor, New York City, Twentieth Century)
|Film Size||4 x 5|
|Acquisition||Gift of Herbert A. Flamm|
|Ownership and History||The USS Damato was launched from the Bethlehem Steel shipyard in Mariners Harbor, Staten Island, on November 21, 1945. The woman holding the bottle is believed to be Mrs. Frances Damato, mother of Anthony P. Damato USMC (1922-1944).|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, April 2015.
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