8 photographs taken aboard USS Walke (DD-34) circa December 1913-April 1914. Views show enlisted crewmembers, many of whom are from the torpedo division. Shipboard subjects seen include: after steering position; life rafts; 18” torpedoes and two torpedo tubes; binnacle and other bridge equipment, radiomen in the radio room; ship’s propeller wave at high speed.
16 photographs related to the repair of a small underwater hold in Walke’s stern, March 1914. Some photographs were taken at dry Tortuags, FL, showing “hard hat” diver being suited up, ascending and descending over the side, and diving equipment (including a decompression chamber on the ship’s deck). Also shown are men working from a platform alongside and placing a temporary patch over the hole. Shown are drydock views of the hole, which is alongside the forward propeller shaft support strut. Several views show details of the ship’s side, including riveting.
19 photographs related to operations of the Atlantic Torpedo Flotilla, 1913-1914. Ships seen cannot be identified in several cases, but almost certainly include Walke (DD-34) and other destroyers of the flotilla’s second division. Ships that are identified include: USS Monaghan (DD-32), USS Sterett (DD-27), and Terry (DD-25). Additional imagery consists of smokescreens being laid, the steamer Rose Standish, and USN “C” type aircraft (including C-5 Curtiss).
15 photographs of ships taken circa 1913-1914 (possibility when the original owner of the photographs was serving on USS Walke (DD-34). Ships seen include: USS New York (BB-34), USS Tonopah (BM-8), USS Cumberland (TS-1), USS Birmingham, USS Columbia (C-12), D-2 (SS-18), and USS Hancock (AP-3). Locations noted include Newport Harbor, RI and NAS Pensacola, FL (waterfront).
11 photographs of ships and miscellaneous subjects, mostly taken during and after WWI, including: a view of a camouflaged transport (or tender) towing a destroyer (as seen from the destroyer’s bow); sailors in heavy weather gear on bard a camouflaged ship; radio equipment at an unidentified Naval Radio Station (probably before the war); various ships and fleet scenes, circa 1919 – USS Prairie (AD-5), USS Perkins (DD-26), USS Savannah (AS-8), USS Melville (AD-2), USS Mugford (DD-105), USS Palmer (DD-161), USS Mayrant (DD-31), and submarines 0-6 and 0-8.