Photo #: NH 100042
Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia
Torpedo boats of the Atlantic Fleet Reserve Torpedo Flotilla at the Norfolk Navy Yard, circa 1907. Most of these craft are partially dismantled.
The two boats in the front right and the one in the front left (listed in no particular order) are: USS Bagley (Torpedo Boat # 24), USS Barney (Torpedo Boat # 25) and USS Biddle (Torpedo Boat # 26).
The two larger boats between them, in the foreground are (left to right): USS DuPont (Torpedo Boat # 7) and USS Porter (Torpedo Boat # 6).
The three boats in the back row are (left to right): One of the three Torpedo Boat # 3 class (Foote, Rodgers or Winslow); USS Cushing (Torpedo Boat # 1) and either USS Gwin (Torpedo Boat # 16) or USS Talbot (Torpedo Boat # 15).
The receiving ship USS Franklin (1867-1915) and a two-masted schooner are in the distance.
Courtesy of R.D. Jeska, 1984.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted August 1998
Rescanned and reposted 22 January 2005