Photo #: NH 106074
"Scrubbing down decks"
On board a U.S. Navy battleship, circa 1907-1908.
Note the ship's forecastle winch and anchor davits, laundry drying on lines running up from the bow to the foremast, and firehose hung on the lifelines at left.
This view may have been taken during the "Great White Fleet" World cruise.
Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 3 September 2008