US Navy oiler USS Maumee is christened with champagne and slides down the rails
SLATE INFORMATION: Launch of American Battleship
USA: California: Vallejo: Mare Island Naval Shipyard:
LV. Launching ceremony is performed with bottle of champagne.
GV. Ship down slipway into water.
NB. ORIG. ISSUE UNSTABLE & JUNKED.
Navy - Ceremonial, United States of America
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Background: US Navy oiler USS Maumee is christened with champagne and slides down the rails