Photo #: NH 1900
Samoan Hurricane of 15-16 March 1889
Men pay their respects at the grave of Captain Cornelius M. Schoonmaker, USN, Commanding Officer of USS Vandalia, who lost his life when his ship was wrecked during the storm. He was buried near Apia, Upolu, Samoa.
Photographed shortly after the disaster. Those present are (from left to right):
Mr. Hart, news correspondent;
Mr. J.P. Dunning, Associated Press correspondent;
Chief Engineer Albert S. Greene, of USS Vandalia;
Ensign John H. Gibbons, of USS Vandalia;
Lieutenant James W. Carlin, of USS Vandalia;
two unidentified men; and
Captain Norman H. Farquhar, Commanding Officer of USS Trenton.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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19 March 2002