Photo #: NH 105306-KN (color)
USS Bennington (Gunboat # 4)
Partially sunk in San Diego Bay, California, two hours after her 21 July 1905 boiler explosion.
This fine-screen halftone photograph, with a commemorative message, is printed on a postcard published soon after the tragedy by Sewards' Post Cards, Los Angeles, California.
For a view of the reverse of the original postcard, see: Photo # NH 105306-A-KN.
Courtesy of Harrell E. ("Ed") Coffer, 2007.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 12 November 2007