Photo #: NH 50361
New Year's Day off Honolulu, Hawaii, 1 January 1912
A boat from USS South Dakota (Armored Cruiser # 9) alongside the embarkation ladder of USS Maryland (Armored Cruiser # 8), paying a New Year's Day call.
The boat appears to be rigged as a brigantine, probably purely for decoration.
It was customary to exchange visits among ships in the same harbor on New Year's Day.
Photographed by McDaniel. Note the caption (purely humorous, and quite inaccurate concerning gun caliber): "14" Saluting Gun Crews Man Your Batteries!".
Courtesy of Lloyd Harmon.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 9 June 2006