Photo album containing 65 photographs associated with Fenne’s service aboard USS New York in the Pacific Squadron. Onboard ship scenes include: holystoning; inspections; loading and firing torpedoes; burial at sea; yeoman using a typewriter; and gunfire targeting a raft. Several photos of the ship’s baseball and football teams. Also seen is a landing party ashore at an unidentified location, as well as Pacific Squadron ships in an unidentified harbor. Ships include: USS Bennington (PG-4), USS Concord (PG-3) and a Revenue Cutter. Identified locations consist of visits to Honolulu Naval Station in the harbor district with USS Solace (AH-2), USS Bennington (PG-4) and USS Iroquois (AT-46); and sailors parading on pier. The Puget Sound Navy Yard, with marines and sailors parade on pier. The Suez Canal photographed from a US Navy ship (possibly USS New York).
19 photographs related to miscellaneous scenes ashore, circa 1903-1904. It is unknown if these locations were visited while on liberty from USS New York. Several images are post cards. Locations include: Hawaii –Hilo and several views of Honolulu; Camp Dodge, Iowa; a bridge on “Makee Island”; Boers at Castries, St. Lucia (possibly Boer War POWs); and a view of the Seattle waterfront.
25 photographs of Navy personnel, mainly formal portraits of enlisted men, likely crewmembers of USS New York (CA-2), USS Illinois (BB-7) and USS Michigan during the early 1900s. Identified individuals include Martin Fenne (in several photos), RADM Henry Glass (Commander, Pacific Squadron, 1903-1904), and RADM Robley D. Evans.
54 photographs of Navy life aboard ship and on shore. Specific subjects include:
USS New York (CA-2) electric lighting display, in harbor and in drydock
Scenes onboard USS New York – crossing the line ceremonies and crew members
Scenes of Navy activities ashore – rife range targets; landing party in camp; and on parade
Sporting teams – football and baseball teams of USS Illinois and an unidentified naval training station.