View of the USS Ballard taken Jan. 5, 1942, at Mare Island Navy Yard. The two submarines being built in the background are probably the Wahoo (SS-238) and the Whale (SS-239).
Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
Photo # 19-N-26638
During WWII, the USS Ballard was involved in the Battle of Midway, the Saipan operation, and the Palaus invasion.