Photo #: NH 41627-A
Machinist Charles Church Roberts, USN
On board USS Santee, circa late 1917 or early 1918.
He is wearing civilian clothing and a British cap as part of Santee's disguise as an anti-submarine "decoy ship".
Cropped from Photo # NH 41627.
Charles Church Roberts had been awarded the Medal of Honor for "heroism in the line of his profession" during a fire on board USS North Dakota (Battleship # 29) on 8 September 1910. He was a Machinist's Mate First Class at that time.
Courtesy Captain David C. Hanrahan, USN, November 1929.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 2 December 2007