55 photographs taken during Seaman Hubert C. Rickert’s service aboard USS Denver (C-14), 1912-1915, including: ship’s crew (individually and in groups – Rickert is in several); 5”/50 gun; gun target practice; general onboard activities (bag inspection, laying around, coaling, mascots –goat, cat, dog); casket of a dead crewmember; and canoe crew. The images follow the ship’s cruise to Mexico and Central America, en route to Nicaragua and the Panama Canal Zone to provide assistance to the area. Locations seen in the photographs include Montorsa Island; Acajutla, El Salvador (sugar train, barracks, misc. scenes); Acapulco, Mexico, Panama Canal (dam at Gatun, locks and spillway, circa 1914); Nicaragua during the revolution and US Navy intervention, circa 1912, showing armed trains, sailors in camp, casualties, scenes and Managua and Corinto.
72 photographs taken during Seaman Hubert C. Richert’s service aboard US Maumee (AO-2) in 1917. Subject matter includes crewmembers and mascots aboard ship; refueling destroyers at sea (USS McCall and one of the DD-43 class); convoy scenes (including USS Huntington CA-5 with has seaplanes and catapult on board); hoisting large machinery castings down a hatch; and views fore and aft along the main deck in heavy weather. Scenes ashore in port, in mostly what appears to be Ireland. Also seen are views at a US Navy Yard (location unknown).
25 photographs mainly of miscellaneous subject matter associated with Rickert. Images include sailors (including Rickert) and ships at Naval Training Station, Goat Island, San Francisco, circa 1912 (NTS San Francisco is where Rickert attended training). Ship seen is USS Annapolis (PG-10). The Bay Ridge Naval Barracks, Brooklyn, NY, circa 1918, is also included and shows overall views of the facility as well as several interior shots of base buildings and facilities. Group photos of sailors, which include Rickert, can be seen and include a view aboard USS Wyoming in 1919. There are several personal photos which appear to include members of the Rickert family or friends.