Photo #: NH 82136
USS Bennington Monument, San Diego, California
Ceremonies dedicating the monument at Fort Rosecrans, overlooking San Diego harbor, 7 January 1908. It was erected in memory of the Navy personnel who lost their lives in the boiler explosion on board USS Bennington (Gunboat # 4) at San Diego on 21 July 1905.
North Island and Coronado are in the left background. USS Charleston (Cruiser # 22) is at right.
Photographed by Norton-Bennette, 820 Fifth St., San Diego.
Collection of Lieutenant Commander Abraham DeSomer, donated by Myles DeSomer, 1975.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 2 February 2005
Caption updated 16 October 2005