Photo #: NH 101120
USS Rhode Island (Battleship # 17)
"The first swimming call": Crewmen swim over the battleship's side after coaling, circa 1913. Note dirty faces of swimmers, and whaleboat standing by on lifeguard duty.
Photographed by Sargent.
From the album of Francis Sargent; Courtesy of Commander John Condon, 1986.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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16 July 2001