Photo #: NH 2805
Laying the North Sea Mine Barrage, 1918
U.S. Navy minelayers steaming in column in the North Sea, September 1918. At left, British destroyers are covering the formation's flank with a smoke screen.
Ships in the minelayer column are (from front to rear): Roanoke, Housatonic, Quinnebaug and Baltimore.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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9 January 2001