Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Monday, April 1, 2019

From the U.S. Navy's WWI Collections — Photography

The U.S. Navy has done a terrific job of documenting its service during the Great War. In this series, we are giving examples from their collection of naval art, artifacts, and photography. Today we feature some interesting photographs from the Navy's collection. Much of the material of all three categories can be found at the online sites of two institutions: the National Museum of the U.S. Navy and the Naval History and Heritage Command.  Links to the two sites can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Sawyer the Sea Dog, Mascot of the U.S. Navy National Museum

The American Battle Fleet on the Eve of War

Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy; Rear Admiral Samuel McGowan, Paymaster General; and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Assistant Secretary of the Navy

American Battleship Division Nine Commander
Admiral Hugh Rodman and Staff

A 12-Inch Turret of USS Arkansas Fires a Salvo

Torpedo Damage to Destroyer USS Cassim (DD-43)

Thanksgiving Dinner at the U.S. Navy Station, Charleston, SC

USS Fanning Captures U-58

U.S. Naval Air Station, Brest, France

Doughboys Boarding USS Minnesotan for Return Home

Naval Parade, New York City, December 1918

Battleship Delaware Being Disarmed in Accordance with the
Washington Naval Treaty


National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Naval History and Heritage Command

1 comment:

  1. Great photos -- thanks for sharing an often-overlooked part of the war. (And hugs to Sawyer!)