USS Bennington (Gunboat # 4) Fine-screen halftone reproduction of a photographic montage, published on a postal card by the Special View Company, 326 S. Hill St., Los Angeles, California. It shows the ship after her 21 July 1905 boiler explosion, the burial of victims of the disaster, and one of her surviving crew members. This Sailor is almost certainly John Henry (Dick) Turpin, who had also survived the explosion of USS Maine in February 1898. Donation of H.E. (Ed) Coffer. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.