Japanese cruiser Yubari off Shanghai, China, in April 1937. Photograph was sent to the Navy Department with a Commander Asiatic Fleet (CinCAF) report. Note laundry hung over the ship’s lifelines. The building in the left distance is the Broadway Mansion hotel.
“USS Iowa (BB-61) being prepared for launching, at the New York Navy Yard, NY, circa late August 1942. Note: heavy chains used to brake the ship after she had entered the water; and men lounging at lower right, near a Navy Department safety poster, listening to a Marine Corps band.”
Deck department Sailors prepare to chock and chain an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter as it lands aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher. These crews use aircraft handling equipment such as tow tractors, spotting dollies, aircraft tie-down chains, aircraft wheel chocks and aircraft tow bars.
There might not be ice and snow on the ground in DC, but it still feels like winter! Here is a great image of some kids sledding on the steps of the State, War & Navy Building (now the EEOB), DEC 1921.
Air department Sailors stretch out a barricade during flight deck drills aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. The barricade is a large nylon net used to catch aircraft during emergency landings, and the ship isn’t allowed to conduct flight operations without it. It can only be used one time before being replaced.