Naval History and Heritage Command

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NH 99945 USS Tennessee

Photo #: NH 99945  USS Tennessee
Description: (Armored Cruiser # 10) Fine screen halftone reproduction of a photograph of the ship ready for launching, at the Cramp Shipyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 3 December 1904. A portrait of her Sponsor, Miss Annie Keith Frazier, is vignetted into the view. The original print was provided by Mrs. (Annie) Keith Frazier Somerville, founder of The Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy, for printing as the frontispiece of a calendar produced by the USS Memphis (originally named Tennessee) Survivors organization in 1962 for the benefit of needy members. Collection of The Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
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