Photo #: 19-N-11576
Burning of French Transport Vinh-Long, 16 December 1922
Vinh-Long aflame from stem to stern in the Sea of Marmora near Constantinople, Turkey, in the morning of 16 December 1922.
This view was taken from USS Bainbridge (DD-246), soon after she had removed Vinh-Long's survivors. Note that the transport's mainmast has fallen overboard, the result of a series of explosions that spread flames into the forward part of the ship.
Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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16 October 2002