Photo #: NH 41824
USS S-4 (SS-109)
Secretary of the Navy Curtis D. Wilbur (on gangplank, in center) boarding the submarine during an inspection tour, soon after she was salvaged from the ocean off Provincetown, Massachusetts, where she was sunk in a collision with USCGC Paulding on 17 December 1927. Photographed in dry dock at the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Massachusetts, 20 March 1928.
The Captain at the foot of the gangplank, awaiting Secretary Wilbur, is probably James D. Willson, Commander of the Receiving Ship at Boston. Rear Admiral Philip Andrews, Navy Yard Commandant, was also present.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 12 April 2005