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I know it's a South Dakota class, but which one? Picture was sent to me by a co-worker who was curious about it. He says his father in-law served in the Pacific and took the photo.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Indiana_(BB-58)

 

The exact photo is about halfway down. It is the USS Indiana. The only South Dakota class ship in WoWS is Alabama though, so if you're looking for a match in game... That's your best bet

 

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2 minutes ago, IWantedOption1 said:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Indiana_(BB-58)

 

The exact photo is about halfway down. It is the USS Indiana. The only South Dakota class ship in WoWS is Alabama though, so if you're looking for a match in game... That's your best bet

Nice! Not looking for an in-game match, just trying to help him out. I'm a bit dubious of the claim now, although the fact that it's on Wikipedia doesn't necessarily mean his father in-law didn't take it.

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According to Navsource  that image is of the USS Indiana (BB-58) like people previously mentioned. The photo itself was taken on 8 September 1942 at Hampton Roads, Virginia by a man named Pieter Bakels. So if that's your co-workers father-in-law's name then odds are he did take it.

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3 minutes ago, Gravtech said:

According to Navsource  that image is of the USS Indiana (BB-59) like people previously mentioned. The photo itself was taken on 8 September 1942 at Hampton Roads, Virginia by a man named Pieter Bakels. So if that's your co-workers father-in-law's name then odds are he did take it.

Thanks for finding that. I'll do some gentle prodding and see what shakes out.

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2 hours ago, RagingxMarmoset said:

I know it's a South Dakota class, but which one? Picture was sent to me by a co-worker who was curious about it. He says his father in-law served in the Pacific and took the photo.

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Beautiful - that's a camo (and ship for that matter) I'd love to see in game ... eventually.

 

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