Photo #: NH 106226-C
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 the body being cast overboard after the commital service had been read by the Commanding Officer. The splash can still be seen.
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