Photo #: NH 99474
"The Buoy Laying Division in Kirkwall Harbor"
From left to right, in center: USS Osprey (Minesweeper # 29), USS Penguin (Minesweeper # 33), and USS Lapwing (Minesweeper # 1) moored together in Kirkwall Harbor, Orkney Islands, during the sweeping of the North Sea Mine Barrage, 1919.
Note the identification letters on the ships' bows: "A" on Osprey, "PD" on Penguin and "W" on Lapwing.
Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken by Kitress, of USS Swan, published in the cruise book "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage, 1919", page 63.
Donation of Chief Storekeeper Charles A. Free.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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9 July 2004