Photo #: NH 51922
USS Somers (1842-1846)
Lithograph, published circa 1843, depicting Somers under sail, bound home from the African coast on 1 December 1842, after the hanging of three alleged mutineers.
The men executed were: Midshipman Philip Spencer, Boatswain's Mate Samuel Cromwell and Seaman Elisha Small. The print shows two of them hanging from the yardarm.
Courtesy of Rear Admiral Elliot Snow, USN, 1925.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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12 April 2001