Photo #: 80-G-707157
Ceremonies at Tripoli, Libya, 2 April 1949
Conclusion of memorial ceremonies for five unknown Sailors killed in the explosion of the U.S. Ketch Intrepid in Tripoli harbor on 4 September 1804. Attended by the crew of USS Spokane (CLAA-120), the ceremonies took place at Tripoli's Protestant Christian cemetary.
Those present are (from left to right):
Captain William Marshall, Spokane's Commanding Officer
Orray Taft, U.S. Consul at Tripoli;
Rear Admiral Richard H. Cruzen, Commander Cruiser Division Two; and
Prince Taher Bey Karamanli of Libya.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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21 November 2002