Photo #: NH 95151 (complete caption)
Rear Admiral Frank Friday Fletcher, USN (center, front)
With Mexican Officials and U.S. Navy Officers on the quarterdeck of a U.S. Navy battleship off Vera Cruz, probably at the time of the U.S. intervention there, circa April-November 1914. Many of those present are identified in pencil on the original print as:
Photographed by Hadsell, Vera Cruz.
The ship appears to be one of the Connecticut class. Note 12"/45 guns, with sub-caliber rifles and sighting training devices mounted on them.
Captain Spencer S. Wood was Commanding Officer of USS Nebraska (Battleship # 14) in early 1914, but this ship does not look like her. The other U.S. Navy officers identified were members of Fletcher's staff.
Collection of Rear Admiral Frank Friday Fletcher. Donated by Mrs. Robert D. Barnhart, 1975.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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10 September 2003