Photo #: NH 41945
USS West Hosokie (ID # 3695)
Ship's officers and men pose with a 14"/50 Mark IV gun stowed on her foredeck, after it had been transported across the Atlantic from France. Taken at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, circa 10 March 1919.
Photographed by Charles M. Clark, Ledger Art Service, Philadelphia.
These guns were part of the Naval Railway Battery in France during the final months of World War I.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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17 February 2004