Photo #: NH 1831
First airplane takeoff from a warship,
14 November 1910
USS Birmingham (Scout Cruiser # 2) bound for Hampton Roads, after leaving the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, with Eugene B. Ely's Curtiss pusher airplane on board, 14 November 1910.
Ely took his plane off from Birmingham later that afternoon.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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23 October 2002