Photo #: NH 93871
USS Dictator (1864-1883)
View on deck, looking forward on the starboard side, while the ship was off an east coast Navy yard, circa the 1870s.
Note the lightweight "flying deck" and bridge wings, wooden pilothouse mounted atop the gun turret, muzzle of a XV-inch Dahlgren gun visible in the turret gunport, davits, stanchions, and wooden boxes on deck.
The original photograph is the left side of a stereograph pair published by G.W. Woodward, Rochester, New York.
This view was taken at the same time as Photo # NH 73617, from the opposite end of the ship. Some of the same people are visible in both photographs.
Courtesy of Paul H. Silverstone, 1982.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Online Image: 120KB; 630 x 675 pixels
A stereo pair version of this image is available as Photo # NH 93871-A
Online Image of stereo pair: 76KB; 675 x 370 pixels
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31 January 2002