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Photo #: KN-215 (Color)
Return of the Mayflower, 4 May 1917
Oil on canvas by Bernard F. Gribble, circa 1918, depicting the arrival off Queenstown, Ireland, of the first U.S. Navy destroyers to reach the European war zone for World War I service. The ships were under the command of Commander Joseph K. Taussig, USN. USS Wadsworth (DD-60) leads the line of destroyers, followed by USS Porter (DD-59), USS Davis (DD-65) and three others. A local fishing vessel is under sail in the left foreground.
Courtesy of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, MD.
USNA Museum Accession # 21.9, gift of the Navy Department, 1921.
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28 September 1998