Photo #: NH 106226-A
USS Maine (Battleship # 10)
Burial at sea of Oiler F.A. Tew, on the morning of 23 January 1908, While Maine was steaming in the South Atlantic during the "Great White Fleet"'s World cruise. Tew had died on the previous day, as the ship was preparing to leave Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
This photograph shows his shipmates firing three volleys with Krag-Jorgensen rifles after the body had been cast into the sea. Midshipman Harold M. Bemis was in charge of the firing party.
Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 15 November 2008