These photos were provided by Richard Whitehead.
His uncle T. R. (Rudolph) Whitehead served as a Chief Boatswain's Mate
aboad the Philadelphia.
. September 29, 1941: Change of command party
at the Hotel Astor in New York.
Captain Vance D. Chapline was
being relieved by Captain C.J.Moore.
Here are closeups of the above picture.
While we originally thought the photo below was also of the Philadelphia
this is not possible since the Philly was bombarding Southern France on that
date in 1944.
Other possibilities are Chief Whitehead's other assignments:
AP-31, General W.A. Mann, AP-112 or the Titania AKA-13
The ship has been positively identified as the
General W.A. Mann, AP-112
by Bill Moryto, LtCol USMC who recognized his grandfather, CPL Edward
J Duda USMC in the group photo
Here is a closeup of Cpl
Edward J Duda USMC (center in the Marine uniform)
who served aboard
the Mann from 1943-1945
Here are additional closeups of the group photo