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UA 464.02 Admiral Richard H. Jackson Collection

UA 464.02 Admiral Richard H. Jackson Collection
Title: UA 464.02 Admiral Richard H. Jackson Collection
Caption: NH 2149 "Scene in Apia Harbor, Upolu, Samoa, during salvage efforts, circa late March or early April. The view looks about northwestward. In the foreground are improvised shear legs and purchase for handling guns, carriages and other heavy weights removed from the wrecks. This arrangement was used both in landing materials and later in embarking it on USS Monongahela for transit home. The bow of the German gunboat Eber is at left, by the shear legs. USS Trenton is in the center, with the sunken USS Vandalia alongside. Vandalia's smokestack has been removed to replace that of USS Nipsic, which is probably the ship in the right distance. In the left distance is the German gunboat Adler, on her side in shallow water."
Description: Five hand annotated photographs from the Apia Cyclone of 1889. Admiral Jackson, then a Midshipmen, was present and later received praise from Congress for his heroism.
Accession #: UA 464
Catalog #: UA 464.02
Donor: Admiral Richard H. Johson via Naval Historical Foundation
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