Photo #: NH 73170 (complete caption)
USS Pueblo (Armored Cruiser # 7, ex-Colorado)
Panoramic photograph of the ship's Engineering Force, taken on her forecastle at Norfolk, Virginia, 3 December 1918.
The ship alongside, at left, is probably USS Huron (Armored Cruiser # 9). She is still painted in pattern camouflage. The receiving ship Richmond is in the right distance.
Photographed by the G.L. Hall Optical Company, Norfolk.
Note the banner proclaiming: "Engineers of U.S.S. Pueblo ... War Champion of Navy ... 1917 1918 ... Battle Ship Class ... Every man did his job well". The Engineering Force officers present, as identified in the lower left and right center, are:
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Frank E. Nelson, USN, Chief Engineer;
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Wilmer W. Weber, USN, First Assistant;
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Wayne D. Thompson, USNRF, Electrical Officer;
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Harry Bennett, USN;
Ensign Ernest C. Fugler, USNRF;
Ensign Ralph L. Whitcomb, USNRF;
Ensign Edgar R. Jones, USNRF;
Gunner William P. Montz, USN; and
Machinist Frederick J. Collins, USN.
Courtesy of Charles A. Williamson, 1970.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 12 April 2006