Photo #: NH 54426
Bainbridge Class Destroyer
Coaling from the beach in the Philippine Islands.
This destroyer is either USS Bainbridge (Destroyer # 1), USS Barry (Destroyer # 2) or USS Chauncey (Destroyer # 3).
The donor's original caption, which incorrectly identifies the ship as USS Decatur (Destroyer # 5), reads: "...coaling from the beach near Zamboanga, P.I., 1916. Mooring lines are tied to old stock anchors on the beach. The coal was carried aboard in baskets on a pole by two natives. This was Pocahontas coal from West. Va. The rest of the Asiatic Fleet used Japanese coal."
Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Fred Iverson collection.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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29 August 2002