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NH 79952 USS Nashville (Gunboat # 7)

Photo #: NH 79952  USS Nashville (Gunboat # 7)
Description: Halftone reproduction of a photograph, published in Deeds of Valor, Volume II, page 361, by the Perrien-Keydel Company, Detroit, 1907. The image shows crew members who participated in the cable cutting operation at Cienfuegos, Cuba, on 11 May 1898. They are posed in one of the ship's launches, after the ship had been repainted in peacetime colors following the end of the Spanish-American War. The Medal of Honor was liberally awarded to those who took part in this operation. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
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