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S-007 Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy Collection

S-007 Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy Collection. Eleven scrapbooks and several folders of loose prints detailing Society activities from 1904 through the early 1970’s. Christenings, commissionings, and other ceremonies for US Navy vessels of all types. Newspaper clippings, letters, and miscellaneous paper material transferred to Operational Archives.
Title: Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy Collection
Caption: Collection photo number S-007.01: Isabelle Brumby, daughter of Rear Admiral Brumby and Isabelle Truxtun, christens USS Truxtun (DD-229) on 28 Sept 1920
Description: S-007 Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy Collection. Eleven scrapbooks and several folders of loose prints detailing Society activities from 1904 through the early 1970’s. Christenings, commissionings, and other ceremonies for US Navy vessels of all types. Newspaper clippings, letters, and miscellaneous paper material transferred to Operational Archives.
Accession #: S File
Catalog #: S-007
Donor: Unknown
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S-007 (Loose Prints)

Launching photos of combatant ships:  USS Wyoming (BB-32), USS Arkansas (BB-33), USS Colorado (BB-45), USS Ellis (DD-154), USS Lea (DD-118), USS Marblehead (CL-12), USS Maryland (BB-46), USS McDermut (DD-262), USS New York (BB-34), USS Omaha (CL-4), USS Peary (DD-226), USS R-2 (SS-79), USS R-26 (SS-103), USS Salem (CL-3), USS South Dakota (BB-57), USS Sturtevant (DD-240), USS Fanning (DE-1076), USS Flying Fish (SSN-673). The following images were removed from the collection and moved to the NH collection: NH 103519 USS Roe (DD-24), NH 103520 USS Roe (DD-24), NH 103252 USS G-4 (SS-26).

Launching photos of amphibious ships and auxiliaries:  Marina (merchant ship), Cape Henlopen (Liberty ship), USS Shenadoah (ZR-1), USS Ortolan (ASR-22), USS Pigeon (ASR-21), USS Vulcan (AR-5), USS Shasta (AE-33), USS Racine (LST-1191), USS Saginaw (LST-1188), USS Tuscaloosa (LST-1187), USS Portland (LSD-37), USS Inchon (LPH-12), Sea Cliff (research submarine), Turtle (research submarine). NH-98219 USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) with SECNAV Edwin Denby, removed to NH collection.

Completed ship photos:  USS Oklahoma (BB-37), USS Lexington (CV-2) with a Loening OL8, USS Saratoga (CV-3), USS Ranger (CV-4), USS Olympia (C-6), USS Milwaukee, (CL-5), USS Reuben James (DD-245), USS Converse (DD-291), USS R-14 (SS-91), USS P-1, USS Sirius (AK-15), USS Prometheus (AR-3), USS Holland (AS-3), USS Shawmut (CM-4), USS Petrel (PG-2)

Miscellaneous personnel and ships:  Mrs. John South, Admiral Louis DeSteigeur, Admiral  William Standley, Admiral Winfield Schley. Many unidentified images of people and ships.

 

S-007-A

Scrapbook, disassembled due to broken binding.  Covers the period 1904-1919. Launching, christening, commissioning photos with sponsors and dignitaries. Newspaper photos of sponsor Miss Annie Keith Frazier (NH 99990-KN and NH 99991-KN). Ships include: USS St. Louis (C-20), USS Cushing (DD-55), USS Wainwright (DD-62), ship of the line Pennsylvania, USS Mississippi (BB-41), USS Pennsylvania (BB-38), USS Texas (BB-35), USS Lea (DD-118), USS Greer (DD-145), USS R-21 (SS-98), USS Badger (DD-126), USS McDermut (DD-262), USS R-24 (SS-101), USS Tattnall (DD-125), USS Falcon (see NH 54139), USS Babbitt (DD-128), USS R-23 (SS-100), USS Ellis (DD-154), USS R-22 (SS-99), USS DeLong (DD-129), USS Hatfield (DD-231), USS McCook (DD-252), USS R-7 (SS-84), USS Turner (DD-259), USS Doyen (DD-280), USS R-26 (SS-103), USS Isherwood (DD-284), USS DuPont (DD-152), USS R-11 (SS-88), USS Meyer (DD-279), USS Tracy (DD-214), USS Reuben James (DD-245), USS Reid (DD-292), USS California (BB-44), USS S-16 (SS-121).

The following images were removed from the collection and moved to the NH collection: NH 99001 - NH99003 USS Stingray (S-13), NH 99556 USS Conner (DD-72), NH 99946 – NH 99947 (USS Memphis (Armored Cruiser 10), NH 102922 USS Israel (DD-98), NH 98006 USS Delphy (DD-261), NH 99158 USS Palmer (DD-161), NH 103518 USS R-5 (SS-82), NH 103175 USS R-2 (SS-79), NH 98158 USS Jacob Jones (DD-130), NH 98157 USS Broome (DD-210), NH 102849 USS R-14 (SS-91), NH 98007 USS Flusser (DD-289), NH 98141 USS Dale (DD-290), NH 99998 USS Osborne (DD-295), NH 102848 USS R-14 (S-91).

 

S-007-B

Small scrapbook containing mounted photos and newspaper clippings. A significant number of these images have been assigned NH numbers. Shown: USS Maryland (BB 46), USS Salt Lake City (CA-25), USS S-5 (SS-110), USS S-13 (SS-118), USS Wright (AV-1), USS Trenton (CL-11), USS Marblehead (CL-12), V- USS 1/ USS Barracuda (SS-163), USS V-2/ USS Bass (SS-164), USS Panay (PG-45), USS V-5/ USS Narwhal (SS-167).

Portsmouth Navy Yard, NH. Baseball game at US Naval Training Station, San Francisco, California. Sailors at various monuments: First Custom House in New York, Yorktown Monument, Cornwallis Surrender Monument. Sailors from USS Huron (ID 1408) marching February 1922 at the Manila Carnival, and Huron in dry dock. Twin engine flying boat laying a smoke screen on the water at Naval Air Station Anacostia. USS Concord (CL-10) at Port Sudan, Egypt, with camels and local tribesmen in the foreground. Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey. Secretary of the Navy Curtis Wilbur and his wife at the christening of USS Saratoga (CV-3). Cutout profiles of various officers: David Porter, Thomas MacDonough, David Glasgow Farragut, George Dewey, Robley Evans, Oliver Hazard Perry, John Paul Jones.

The following image was removed from the collection and moved to the NH collection: NH 99940 S-3 (SS-107).

 

S-007-C

Scrapbook containing letters from the White House and Navy Department, as well as newspaper clippings. All transferred to Operational Archives, aside from one photo: NH 95456, attendees at the Society's organizational meeting, in Washington, D.C., February 1908. The photograph was given to the Society by Mrs. Annie Keith Frazier Somerville, one of its founders.

 

S-007-D

Scrapbook covering Society activities 1920-1952, disassembled due to broken binding. Launching, christening, commissioning photos with sponsors and dignitaries. Paper materials such as newspaper articles, telegrams, letters transferred to Operational Archives.

Ships include: USS Maryland (BB-46), USS Stewart (DD-224), USS S-15 (SS-120), USS Peary (DD-226), USS McFarland (DD-237), USS Wright (AV-1), USS Bainbridge (DD-246), USS S-18 (SS-123), USS Truxtun (DD-229), USS Pillsbury (DD-227), USS Sturtevant (DD-240), USS King (DD-242), USS Barry (DD-248), USS Omaha (CL-4), USS S-41 (SS-146), USS Farenholt (DD-332), USS Colorado (BB-45), USS Milwaukee (CL-5), USS Melvin (DD-335), USS Dobbin (AD-3), USS Cincinnati (CL-6), USS Detroit (CL-8), USS Richmond (CL-9), USS S-24 (SS-129), USS S-26 (SS-131), USS S-27 (SS-132), USS Raleigh (CL-7), USS S-29 (SS-134), USS S-25 (SS-130), USS Trenton (CL-11), USS S-46 (SS-157), USS S-42 (SS-153), USS S-44 (SS-155), USS Marblehead (CL-12), USS Los Angeles (ZR-3), USS Saratoga (CV-3), USS Guam (PR-3), USS Chester (CL-27), USS Fulton (AS-11), USS Albacore (SS-218), USS Lexington (CV-2), USS Ingersoll (DD-652), USS Chicago (CA-29), USS Dogfish (SS-350), USS Salem (CA-139).

The following images were removed from the collection and moved to the NH collection: NH 97964 USS S-40 (SS-145), NH 98274 USS Hull (DD-330), NH 99095 USS Corry (DD-334), NH 98220 – NH 98222 USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) also showing Secretary of the Navy Edwin Denby, NH 99014 USS Spokane (CL-120), NH 105187 USS Douglas H. Fox (DD-779).

Oversize image of USS Helm (DD-388) stored in oversize box.

 

S-007-E

Scrapbook of Society’s activities 1953-55, mostly newspaper clippings and correspondence, contents aside from three photos transferred to Operational Archives.

 

S-007-F

Scrapbook of Society’s activities 1956-60. Photos retained, newspaper clippings and correspondence, transferred to Operational Archives. Subjects include Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Arleigh Burke attending Society events during its 50th anniversary in 1958. Ships shown:  USS Seawolf (SSN-575), USS Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602), USS Thresher (SSN-593), USS Robison (DDG-12), USS Sea Dragon (SSN-584).

 

S-007-G

Scrapbook of Society’s activities 1957-62. Photos retained, newspaper clippings and correspondence, transferred to Operational Archives. Subjects include Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Arleigh Burke attending Society events during its 50th anniversary in 1958 (same as in S-007-F). USS Theodore Roosevelt (SSBN-600), 24 March 1960 meeting in New Orleans.

 

S-007-H

Scrapbook of Society’s activities 1961-65. Photos retained, newspaper clippings and correspondence, transferred to Operational Archives. 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 luncheons. General Wallace M. Greene, Jr., Commandant of the Marine Corps.

 

S-007-I

Scrapbook of Society’s activities. Photos retained, newspaper clippings and correspondence, transferred to Operational Archives. Photos from 50th anniversary in 1958 (same as in S-007-F). Midshipman Prize awards. Party after launching of USS James Monroe (SSBN-662). USS Richmond K. Turner (DLG-20) with Admiral Claude Ricketts. USS Rogers (DD-876) and Josie Rogers.  USS Ogden (LPD-5), USS Austin (LPD-5), USS Horne (DLG-30), USS Lewis and Clark (SSBN-644). San Francisco sub chapter 1964 luncheon.

The following images were removed from the collection and moved to the NH collection: NH 99987 1963 luncheon, NH 99945 USS Tennessee (ACR-10), NH 99988 – NH 99989 1964 luncheon including founder Mrs. (Annie) Keith Frazier Somerville.

 

S-007-J

Scrapbook of Society’s activities 1965-68. This album contains very few photos, and they are glued on pages containing documents and newspaper clippings. Entire album and contents transferred to Operational Archives.

 

S-007-K

Scrapbook of Society’s activities 1968-71. This album contains photos, documents, reports, and newspaper clippings. The album is constructed using magnetic pages and would be difficult to disassemble. Entire album and contents transferred to Operational Archives.

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