Photo #: NH 44377
Aviators Eugene Ely and Hugh Robinson
Flying near a U.S. Navy armored cruiser in Elliott Bay, Washington, 1911.
Photographed by Nowell & Rognon, Seattle, Washington.
Probably taken on 20 July 1911, with Ely in the upper airplane and Robinson flying low in the floatplane.
The cruiser is probably USS West Virginia (Armored Cruiser # 5), flagship of the Pacific Fleet.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 19 May 2006