Photo #: NH 100275
Captain Cornelius M. Schoonmaker, USN
Cabinet card photograph by J. Williams, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.
It was probably taken in 1887-1889, when Captain Schoonmaker commanded USS Vandalia on the Pacific Station. He was drowned when Vandalia was wrecked in the 15-16 March 1889 hurricane at Apia, Samoa.
Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of Rear Admiral R.R. Belknap, USN.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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25 March 2002