More Ladies Who Launch

The SSN-723 also has some ladies who launch,
although apparently in 1985, the use of color film was not authorized.

SSN-723 Launch Photo

Sponsor Jane Nickles christens the nuclear-powered attack submarine Oklahoma City (SSN-723) on 2 Nov 1985. Other members of the launching party include, from left to right: Eleanor Kirkpatrick, matron of honor; Senator Don Nickles, Republican-Oklahoma; Admiral (ADM) William J. Crowe Jr., chairman of the joint chiefs of staff; and Edward J. Campbell, president of Newport News Shipbuilding.(Official U.S. Navy Photograph)

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