USS Alabama BB-60 Sailor's Censored Mail Feb 22, 1943 Shakedown Casco Bay

USS Alabama BB-60  Sailor's Censored Mail Feb 22, 1943 Shakedown Casco Bay

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USS Alabama BB-60 Sailor's Censored Mail Feb 22, 1943 Shakedown Casco Bay, Maine

November 11, 1942 she began her shakedown cruise in the Chesapeake Bay. She then began initial training to prepare the ship's crew for wartime service, first out of Casco Bay, Maine. On 11 January 1943, Alabama returned to Chesapeake Bay for further training before moving to Norfolk. She was then assigned to Task Group (TG) 22.2 and sent back to Casco Bay on 13 February for tactical training.

 

“Forged by the Sea.”