Naval History and Heritage Command

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S-076 CWO James Dofflemeyer Collection

S-076 CWO James Dofflemeyer Collection Loose prints and scrapbooks related to the service of CWO James Dofflemeyer, who served 1910-1926, donated by his son. Significant coverage of early naval radio stations at Eureka, California, and Pearl Harbor. Scenes on board and around USS San Diego (CA-6), USS Maryland (BB-46). Scientific expedition of USS Tanager (AM-5) from Honolulu to Wake Island and other Pacific Islands, circa 1923. Excellent selection of Crossing the Line ceremony photos. Other ships and aircraft of the early 20th century US Navy feature prominently.
Caption: Collection photo number S-076-C.01: Battleships of the Battle Fleet steam in column in the mid-1920's.
Description: Loose prints and scrapbooks related to the service of CWO James Dofflemeyer, who served 1910-1926, donated by his son. Significant coverage of early naval radio stations at Eureka, California, and Pearl Harbor. Scenes on board and around USS San Diego (CA-6), USS Maryland (BB-46). Scientific expedition of USS Tanager (AM-5) from Honolulu to Wake Island and other Pacific Islands, circa 1923. Excellent selection of Crossing the Line ceremony photos. Other ships and aircraft of the early 20th century US Navy feature prominently.
Accession #: S-File
Catalog #: S-076
Donor: Son of James Dofflemeyer
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
Related Content

S-076-A: 85 page scrapbook.  Naval Radio Station, Eureka, California, 1913-1915,showing towers, equipment, and sailors. USS San Diego (CA-6), 1916-17, showing burial at sea, Nicaragua, Mexico, shark fishing, scenes on deck and below deck, torpedoes, gunnery, swim call, dry dock. Other ships show include: USS H-3 (SS-30) and USS Milwaukee (C-21) washed ashore at Eureka, California; USS Olympia (C-6), USS Texas (BB-35), illuminated ship at night. Family photos at a farm, beach scenes possibly California, China, Vladivostok, radio towers possibly at Pearl Harbor, Panama Canal.


S-076-B: 62 postcards taken on board USS San Diego (CA-6), 1917-1918. Scenes in France, 1917, trans-Atlantic convoy 1917, New York harbor, gunnery drills, target practice, kite balloons, heavy weather at sea, ship covered with ice. Other ships shown include: USS Mount Vernon, USS Rowan (DD-64), SS Antilles, USS Powhaten (ID #3013), HMS King Alfred, French zeppelin, Frederick R. Kellogg sinking.


S-076-C: 78 photos taken 1923-1925. USS West Virginia (BB-48), USS AA-3 (SS-61), battleships assembled at San Pedro, USS New Mexico (BB-40), USS Maryland (BB-46), Battle Fleet at Culebra. Shown are torpedo launching, gunnery drills, swimming pool built on deck of ship, championship boxing match ashore with large crowd, ship illuminated at night, funeral for 1924 turret explosion on board USS Mississippi (BB-41). VF-1 TS-1 fighter planes, crashed Vought VE-9H floating upside down. Locations include: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Panama Canal including Gatun Locks, and scenes ashore in Panama.


S-076-D: 35 very good images of King Neptune’s Ceremony (Crossing the Line) on board USS New Mexico (BB-40) 6 July 1925. Also includes Neptune Certificate of Dofflemeyer and copies of ship’s newspaper.


S-076-E: 207 prints on scrapbook pages of scientific expedition of USS Tanager (AM-5) from Honolulu to Wake Island and other Pacific Islands, circa 1923. Many images of wildlife including turtles, birds, fish, sharks, seals.

 

Topic
  • Heritage-Customs and Traditions
  • Exploration, Expeditions and Voyages
Document Type
  • Photograph
Wars & Conflicts
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  • Image (gif, jpg, tiff)
Location of Archival Materials