Photo #: NH 106203
USS Nebraska (Battleship # 14)
Draft of new crewmembers standing in formation on the ship's quarterdeck, in San Francisco Bay, California, circa November 1907.
Note the wind screens rigged around the ship's rails, and her open hatches.
The original image is printed on post card stock, and is postmarked at San Francisco, 20 January 1908. It bears a message, dated 19 January 1908, from Abraham DeSomer, a member of Nebraska's crew, stating "This is a picture of the 260 men we got when we came down here from Bremerton, Wash."
Collection of Lieutenant Commander Abraham DeSomer, USN. Donated by Lieutenant COlonel Russell DeSomer, U.S. Air Force (Retired), 1975.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 6 November 2008