Photo #: NH 263
Ex-USS Alabama (BB-8)
Showing the effect of a phosphorus bomb, while serving as a target for U.S. Army bombers in Chesapeake Bay, 27 September 1921. An Army Martin twin-engine bomber is flying overhead.
Also visible, in the foreground, is a Navy F5L seaplane. Wrecks in the distance are the old battleships San Marcos (furthest to the left) and Indiana, both of which had been used as targets.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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26 December 2002