Thanks to the unnamed US Servicemen
who took most of the official photographs shown on these pages.
All Shipboard photos are Official
U.S. Navy Photographs
This page is maintained by
Paul Berver. Comments, corrections and additional materials are welcomed.
Materials from the private collection of Ruff Berver
Additional materials from the private collections of
W. Robert Swartz, John Vreeland,
E.T. Grolla, Carl J. Beddows,
Milton A. Rhea and
The 1944 photos of the Ship's interior were provided by Tracy White, Reasearcher @ Large
The Wartime History was produced by
the Staff of the Rocky Mount at the end of the war. The maps were generated
through the courtesy of Xerox-Parc.
Samuel Elliot Morrison,
The Two Ocean War, Little, Brown &;Company,1963 Henry Salomon & Richard Hanser,
Victory at Sea, National Broadcasting Company,1952
The American Pageant, D.C. Heath and Company,1966 The Birthday Card
was produced by the
Staff of the USS Rocky Mount Press. Unidentified Home Town Press
are from the scrapbooks of Crew Members which were reprinted
The Rock Report,
a newsletter for friends and shipmates
of the USS Rocky Mount.
The Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, DANFS Online links and text courtesy of Andrew Toppan.
Current photographs of Saipan were
provided through the courtesy of The Saipan Chamber of Commerce. http://www.saipan.com/