Sunday, September 14, 2008
Christening a Submarine
This picture was taken in 1943 and shows the christening of the submarine USS Plaice. The woman doing the honors is Eleanor Fazzi. She was given the honor because she had recently lost her brother who was killed on the USS Yorktown at the Battle of Coral Sea. The submarine served in World War II, and was later acquired by the Brazilian navy. Before retiring the submarine, the Brazilian navy provided a memento, the sub's barometer to the Fazzi family.
Many thanks to Lea E. for providing this interesting old photograph.