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NH 99946 USS Memphis

Photo #: NH 99946  USS Memphis
Description: (Armored Cruiser # 10) Air port salvaged from the ship's wreck after she was driven ashore by a tidal wave at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on 29 August 1916. By letter of 17 October 1917 Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels offered this object to the ship's Sponsor, Mrs. R.N. (Annie Keith Frazier) Somerville, founder of The Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy, as a possible momento. See Photo # NH 99947 for a photograph of that letter. Collection of The Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
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