Column Right! Arizona (BB-39), New Mexico (BB-40) & West Virginia (BB-48) and other ships of the Pacific Fleet taken during Fleet Ops in October 1940. This photo and the following five are more than likely from the LIFE issue of 28 Oct 1940: "The Navy: LIFE Goes into Action with the U.S. Fleet". One of the introductory paragraphs reads as follows: "To show itself to the American people, the U.S. Navy has co-operated with LIFE in this issue. LIFE photographers and reporters examined naval schools, ammunition depots, bases, destroyers, battleships, the War College, etc. Finally a LIFE crew sailed on the U.S. Fleet maneuvers last month off Pearl Harbor in mid-Pacific."