Photo #: NH 98138
USS Dale (Destroyer # 4)
Fitting out at the William R. Trigg Company shipyard, Richmond, Virginia. Photo is dated 30 June 1902.
The three-masted schooner John S. Beacham is on the other side of Dale.
Note men standing on Dale's forward gun platform, two of whom appear to be wearing some kind of "hard hat" protective headgear.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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29 October 2002