Photo #: NH 104890-KN (color)
USS Bennington (Gunboat # 4)
Front page of a four-page program for a variety show held on 2 August 1905 at the Grand Theatre, San Diego, California, to raise funds for a monument to the members of the ship's crew who lost their lives in her 21 July 1905 boiler explosion.
This page features halftoned reproductions of two photograph, one showing Bennington soon after the disaster and the other showing a scene on her deck.
Courtesy of Harrell E. ("Ed") Coffer, 2007.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 13 July 2007