Collection photo #UA.02.01 - steamer from the USS Yorktown at Acapulco, Mexico, c. 1916
Collection of 100 b/w postcards related to the WWI-era (1916 is noted on one image) naval service of Roy Washburn Sr. The photos consist of scenes aboard USS Yorktown (Gunboat No. 1) (on which Washburn seems to have served), including crew members; the ship at various locations in Mexico, Panama Canal, Nicaragua, and San Diego; conducting boat drills; recreational activities at various locations (swimming, fishing, hunting, sightseeing, etc.); and docked at Mare Island. There is no additional information about Washburn or his service; however the images seem to follow the history of USS Yorktown during this time period. Until its entry of the United States into WWI in April 1917, USS Yorktown continued routine of patrols off Mexican, Nicaraguan, and Honduran ports with occasional repairs at Mare Island and maneuvers out of San Diego. The photos likely all date from1916 to 1918.