Naval History and Heritage Command

What Happened on August 29, 1916

In less than two hours, waves rolled USS Memphis over, crashed her against the bottom, and pushed her to shore.
Caption: Panel courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service, International Institute of Tropical Forestry. Historic interpretive panel prepared for commemoration event to mark the 100th anniversary of the wreck of USS Memphis in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Description: Illustration of Memphis incident.
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