St. Paul's Hospital where Emily was born in 1970. Looks about the same today
The USS Rochester CA-124 was a heavy cruiser that was first launched after World War II.
Nicknamed the "gray ghost of the Korean Coast," the cruiser was used
extensively in the Korean War.
When it docked in Saigon in 1953 as a
gesture of "goodwill" after returning from combat, the USS Rochester
CA-124 was the largest ship
to ever visit the city.
In January 1954, the year after the Korean War ended, the cruiser
departed from Long Beach, California to head to the West Pacific region.
According to the content of the ship's cruise book
in 1954, it stopped at Pearl Harbor, Manila, Singapore and Bangkok
before arriving in Saigon on February 17. The crew stayed there for
three days before departing for Yokosuka.
According to Redsvn
it was also during its stop in Saigon in 1954 that this series of
photographs were taken by an unknown sailor who served on the ship.