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S-549 George R. Arnkle, Jr. Collection

Collection of 9 photographs related to USS Fanning (DD-37) during WWI. Specific subject matter includes: USS Fanning in port (in camouflage);  two images of German submarine U-58 at the time of her sinking, 17 November, 1917, including her coming alongside Fanning to have her crew removed; three photos of officers and crew of Fanning; and one photo shows the survivors of U-58 onboard Fanning posing with a dog; there are also two images of survivors in lifeboats coming alongside Fanning. One group of survivors is identified as being from SS Madura, which was destroyed by U-62.
Title: George R. Arnkle, Jr. Collection
Caption: Collection photo # S-549.01 - crew group photo of USS Fanning posing with inflatable life jackets and German enlisted men's caps salvaged from U-58.      
Description: Collection of 9 photographs related to USS Fanning (DD-37) during WWI. Specific subject matter includes: USS Fanning in port (in camouflage);  two images of German submarine U-58 at the time of her sinking, 17 November, 1917, including her coming alongside Fanning to have her crew removed; three photos of officers and crew of Fanning; and one photo shows the survivors of U-58 onboard Fanning posing with a dog; there are also two images of survivors in lifeboats coming alongside Fanning. One group of survivors is identified as being from SS Madura, which was destroyed by U-62.
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Catalog #: S-549
Donor: R.A. Shelmire and Marie Myler
Copyright Owner: Naval History & Heritage Command
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Topic
  • Boats-Ships--U-Boat
  • People-Places-Things--German
  • Boats-Ships--Destroyer
Document Type
  • Photograph
Wars & Conflicts
  • World War I 1917-1918
File Formats
  • Image (gif, jpg, tiff)
Location of Archival Materials