Photo #: NH 54143 (complete caption)
USS Benicia (1869-1884)
Montage of photographs by Bradley & Rulofson, No. 129 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California, circa mid-1875. A view of the ship, taken off the Mare Island Navy Yard, is in the center. It is surrounded by portrait photographs of her officers. Many of them are identified by hand-written names on the prints as, top row, left to right:
Lieutenant Frederick Singer;
Lieutenant Walton Goodwin;
Lieutenant Commander William H. Whiting;
Captain William E. Hopkins, ship's Commanding Officer;
unidentified Lieutenant Commander;
Lieutenant William H. Parker, Jr.; and
Lieutenant William J. Barnette.
middle row, left to right:
Surgeon George W. Woods;
First Assistant Engineer Albert C. Engard;
Gunner William Halford; and
three unidentified officers.
bottom row, left to right:
Second Lieutenant Otway C. Berryman, USMC (listed as assigned to the Mare Island Marine Barracks);
unidentified officer (small print);
Paymaster Henry T. Wright;
"Wilburn" (possibly Ensign Willie Kilburn?);
Master Corwin P. Rees; and
two unidentified officers.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 6 April 2006