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S-048 Myles DeSomer Collection

267 photographs related to the donor Myles DeSomer’s father, Lieutenant Commander Abraham DeSomer, who was awarded the Medal of Honor at Veracruz in 1914. Photos cover his entire naval career from 1901-1931, as both an enlisted sailor and an officer. See detailed folder listing below.
Caption: Collection photo number S-048-D.01: Sailors take a break during target practice on board USS Monadnock (BM-3) circa 1905.
Description: 267 photographs related to the donor Myles DeSomer’s father, Lieutenant Commander Abraham DeSomer, who was awarded the Medal of Honor at Veracruz in 1914. Photos cover his entire naval career from 1901-1931, as both an enlisted sailor and an officer. See detailed folder listing below.
Accession #: S-File
Catalog #: S-048
Donor: Myles DeSomer
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
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S-048-A: Pages from 1918-1919 scrapbook showing New York, SS Mauretania, Brazilian battleship Sao Paolo, USS Indiana (BB-1), USS Leviathan, Cavite, Shanghai, hoisting of paravanes, Brest landing troops, Bordeaux, Paris, Boston, launching a torpedo, Vought VE-7 crash, other aircraft crashes, USS Willmette (IX-29).


S-048-B: Postcards of Veracruz fighting April 1914, including troop movements, fighting, casualties.


S-048-C: Photos of damaged Russian ships circa 1904-1905 after Tsushima, including Askold, Czaravich, Jemtchug, Aurora, Oleg.


S-048-D: Photos from DeSomer’s time on board USS Monadnock (BM-3) circa 1905, showing gunfire practice, tow by USS Wampatuck, fencing, USS Ohio (BB-12), USS Wisconsin (BB-9), USS General Alava (AG-5), USS Solace (AH-2), USS New Orleans (CL-22).


S-048-E: Photos from DeSomer’s time on board USS Nebraska (BB-14) 1907-1911, USS Utah (BB-31) 1911-1914, and USS Minnesota (BB-22) 1917 and USS California (BB-44) 1924. Shown are rough seas, rifle team, individual and group photos, drydock, target practice.


S-048-F: Miscellaneous subjects including HMS Powerful, SS Yale, the Panama Canal, Honolulu, Shanghai, Manila, executions and prisoners in China, USS California (BB-44).


S-048-G: Miscellaneous subjects including USS Memphis aground at Santo Domingo, battleships including USS Arkansas, USS Connecticut, USS Florida, USS Idaho, USS Iowa, USS Kansas, USS Kearsarge, USS Kentucky, USS Louisiana, USS Maine, USS Massachusetts, USS Michigan, USS Minnesota, USS Missouri, USS Mississippi, USS Nebraska, USS New Jersey, USS New York, USS North Dakota, USS Ohio, USS Oregon, USS Texas, USS Utah, USS South Carolina, USS Vermont, USS Virginia, USS Wyoming. USS Balch, USS Lexington (CV-2), USS Vesuvius, USS Benham. Crashed USS California VE-9H, USS Oregon.


S-048-H: 6 oversize prints (NH 82113-82118) USS Lexington, USS Utah ship and New York City parade after Veracruz, USS California, USS Dobbin, USS Minnesota crew photo.


Some photos were removed and assigned to the NH collection, several others were assigned NH numbers but remain in the collection.

Topic
  • Boats-Ships--Battleship
Document Type
  • Photograph
Wars & Conflicts
  • Latin American Campaigns 1906-1933
File Formats
  • Image (gif, jpg, tiff)
Location of Archival Materials