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Online Library of Selected Images
-- ART TOPICS -- PHOTOGRAPHERS
O.W. Waterman was apparently a member of a family of photographers
who actively recorded Navy subjects beginning in the early 1900s.
The earliest works we have by him were taken in about 1907. For at least the following decade he was located at Hampton, Virginia, near the Atlantic Fleet's main operating base at Norfolk. Soon after the bulk of the Battle Fleet was transferred to the West Coast in 1919, O.W. Waterman appears to have relocated to follow his customers, and was thereafter active in the San Diego, California area.
This page provides links to photographs taken by, or attributed
to, O.W. Waterman.
The following photographs, organized chronologically, were
taken by O.W. Waterman, or are attributed to him:
- Photo # NH 99942:
(Armored Cruiser # 10) in 1907. Print is marked "O.W. Waterman & Son"
- Photo # NH 78238:
USS Connecticut (Battleship # 18) leads the Atlantic Fleet out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, at the start of the "Great White Fleet" World cruise, December 1907.
- Photo # NH 73978:
(Battleship # 22) underway in 1911
- Photo # NH 99943:
USS Tennessee (Armored Cruiser # 10) underway in 1912. Print is marked "Waterman, Hampton, Virginia"
- Photo # NH 99253:
(Destroyer # 18) underway in 1912
- Photo # NH 99255:
(Destroyer # 23) underway in 1912
- Photo # NH 99256:
(Destroyer # 26) underway in 1912
- Photo # NH 59932-A:
(Destroyer # 27) underway, circa 1912
- Photo # NH 99257:
(Destroyer # 33) underway in 1912
- Photo # NH 99258:
(Destroyer # 36) underway, circa 1912
- Photo # NH 100400:
USS Roe (Destroyer # 24) underway prior to World War I. Print is marked "Waterman".
- Photo # NH 100401:
USS Patterson (Destroyer # 36) underway prior to World War I
- Photo # NH 90358:
USS Ohio (Battleship
# 12), 1913
- Photo # NH 81570:
USS Utah (Battleship
# 31), circa 1914
- Photo # NH 90359:
USS Utah (Battleship # 31), prior to World War I
- Photo # NH 105770:
USS Virginia (Battleship # 13) underway, circa 1914-1916
- Photo # NH 98011:
Officers and crew of USS Flusser
(Destroyer # 20), prior to World War I
- Photo # NH 95195:
(Destroyer # 32) underway prior to World War I
- Photo # NH 105382:
(Scout Cruiser # 2) firing salutes while underway circa mid-1916, accompanied by three destroyers. Print is marked "Waterman".
- Photo # NH 77907:
USS Cummings (Destroyer # 44) making smoke while underway, circa 1916. Print is marked "Waterman".
- Photo # NH 76067-A:
(Destroyer # 58) underway, circa 1916
- Photo # NH 76067: Halftone reproduction of Photo # NH 76067-A, published in 1917.
- Photo # NH 99399:
(Submarine # 32) underway, circa 1916
- Photo # NH 94962-KN:
(Destroyer # 57) underway, circa 1916-1917
- Photo # NH 106438:
(Battleship # 27) underway, circa 1916-17
- Photo # NH 86376:
USS Michigan (Battleship # 27). Same image as NH 106438, but cropped more tightly.
- Photo # NH 80744:
(Battleship # 6), circa 1918
- Photo # NH 85883:
(Battleship # 9), circa 1918
- Photo # NH 106439:
Officers and Crew of USS Michigan (Battleship # 27), circa 1918
- Photo # NH 98371:
(ID # 1687), circa early 1919
- Photo # NH 91642:
(ID # 3012) underway, 1919
- Photo # NH 106017: USS Mercury underway in 1919. Probably taken at the same time as Photo # NH 91642.
- Photo # NH 73322:
(ID # 3007) underway with troops on board, circa 1919
- Photo # NH 58840:
(ID # 3016) underway with troops on board, circa 1919
- Photo # NH 95912:
(DD-306), circa 1920-21
- Photo # NH 100960:
(DD-180) underway off San Diego, California, circa 1920-22
- Photo # NH 100947:
(DD-175) underway, circa 1920-22. Photo annotated to identify some of the ship's features.
- Photo # NH 52042:
(DD-306), circa 1921
- Photo # NH 95680:
(DD-309), circa 1923
- Photo # NH 95210:
(DD-321), circa 1923-1930
NOTES:To the best of our knowledge, the pictures referenced here
are all in the Public Domain, and can therefore be freely downloaded
and used for any purpose.
Some images linked from this page bear obsolete credit lines
citing the organization name: "Naval Historical Center".
Effective 1 December 2008 the name should be cited as: "Naval
History and Heritage Command".
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