Page 13 - USS South Carolina Keel Laying


Photograph of Lennis "Bud" Ackerman, president of the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company delivering the welcoming remarks at the keel laying ceremony for the USS South Carolina. Principals seated on the main stage are (from left) Senator Strom Thurmond, Margaret (Middleton) Rivers, Congressman Chet Holifield, Assistant Secretary of Defense Barry J. Shillito, and Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Elmo Zumwalt. The image was removed from an old photograph album.

Gift of Margaret Middleton Rivers Eastman.