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S-512 John Spector Collection

Two photo albums containing 314 photographs related to Spector's naval service aboard USS Tacoma (CL-20) from 1923-1924 and USS Galveston (CL-19) from 1924-1927. Subject matter related to USS Tacoma consists crewmen and miscellaneous views onboard ship; and the ship running around off Vera Cruz, Mexico (including the transfer of bodies of CO, CAPT Herbert G. Sparrow and Radioman Solomon Sivins) to USS Prometheus in Vera Cruz Harbor on January 27, 1924. Subject matter regarding USS Galveston consists of general views of the ship, crewmembers on board, officers, Marines operating the 6-pound gun; musicians; Crossing the Line Ceremonies (very good photographs) en-route to Chile, 11 June 1926; and the crew ashore at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station for small arms practice, August 1924. Other miscellaneous topics and subjects include the ship’s baseball team, sailors relaxing with beers; liberty in Panama City; the Panama Canal Gatun Locks; and Arica, Chile. There is a series of images regarding the Nicaraguan revolution and US intervention (1926-1927). Included are images of damaged buildings after the battle, decomposed bodies, armed Nicaraguans, US sailors and Marines ashore; and USS Henderson landing Marines, probably at Corinto.
Title: John Spector Collection
Caption: Collection photo # S-512.01 - transfer of the dead USS Tacoma to USS Prometheus at Vera Cruz, January 27, 1924.
Description: Two photo albums containing 314 photographs related to Spector's naval service aboard USS Tacoma (CL-20) from 1923-1924 and USS Galveston (CL-19) from 1924-1927. Subject matter related to USS Tacoma consists crewmen and miscellaneous views onboard ship; and the ship running around off Vera Cruz, Mexico (including the transfer of bodies of CO, CAPT Herbert G. Sparrow and Radioman Solomon Sivins) to USS Prometheus in Vera Cruz Harbor on January 27, 1924. Subject matter regarding USS Galveston consists of general views of the ship, crewmembers on board, officers, Marines operating the 6-pound gun; musicians; Crossing the Line Ceremonies (very good photographs) en-route to Chile, 11 June 1926; and the crew ashore at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station for small arms practice, August 1924. Other miscellaneous topics and subjects include the ship’s baseball team, sailors relaxing with beers; liberty in Panama City; the Panama Canal Gatun Locks; and Arica, Chile. There is a series of images regarding the Nicaraguan revolution and US intervention (1926-1927). Included are images of damaged buildings after the battle, decomposed bodies, armed Nicaraguans, US sailors and Marines ashore; and USS Henderson landing Marines, probably at Corinto.
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Catalog #: S-512
Donor: Minnie Spector
Copyright Owner: Naval History & Heritage Command
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