USS Aaron Ward DD-483

November 22, 1942: Aaron Ward DD-483 (left) and Buchanan DD-484 seen on the stocks at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Kearny, New Jersey on the day they were launched.

November 22, 1941: Ship's sponsor Miss Hilda Ward, daughter of the ship's namesake Rear Admiral Aaron Ward, christens the ship during the launch ceremony. Lt. Commander George A. Holderness and Rear Admiral Harold G. Bowen are seen at left.

November 22, 1941: Aaron Ward DD-483 seen just after the ship's launching.

May 15, 1942: The forward 5"/38 guns on USS Aaron Ward DD-483.

May 15, 1942: USS Aaron Ward DD-483 seen off New York.

August 16, 1942: USS Aaron Ward DD-483 coming alongside USS Wasp CV-7 to deliver mail in the Solomon Islands area.

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