5 USS NIPSIC views. 5 taken at Honolulu, T.H., after the Samoan disaster, showing damage to screw and rudder, 1889. 1 additional photo has been removed and replaced by the printout of its NHC online library page.
1 USS TRENTON image taken before the Samoan disaster. Additionally, 2 images of USS TRENTON and 2 taken on board have been removed and replaced by their NHC Online Library pages.
4 USS VANDALIA images, including 2 images of the ship itself,
1 of interior of the Captain’s cabin (from the collection of R.F. BRADFORD, who commanded the Navy Yard at Porstmouth, NH 1887-1890).
1 of the ship’s officers on board. Personnel include: Captain H.L. HOWLINSON, USN; Lieutenant Commander J.E. CRAIG, USN; Lieutenant John GARVIN, USN; Passed Assistant Surgeon Robert WHITING; Ensign John HOOD, USN; Ensign G.F. COOPER, USN; Ensign T.M. BRUMBY, USN; Ensign Horace M. WITZEL, USN; Naval Cadet W.G.MMILLAN, USN; Assistant Engineer J.M. PICKERELL, USN; Assistant Engineer G.J.C. BURNAP, USN; Surgeon WEAVER; Surgeon Hosea J. BABBIN; 1st Lieutenant George F. ELLIOT, USMC. 1887. Photograph presented to NHF by MR. W. B. DUNCAN, in 1930.
1 mistakenly labelled image of a different ship, not the Vandalia
1 image of the interior of the Captain’s cabin has been removed and replaced by a printout of its NHC Online Library page
3 images of the Samoan Hurricane disaster, 16-17 March 1889.
1 of the German ship ADLER
2 of survivors from USS VANDALIA
1 image of a group of men at the grave of Captain C.M. SCHOOMAKER, USN who drowned in the storm, has been removed and replaced by a printout of its NHC online library page.
Also included is a letter from Captain D.W. KNOX to Lieutenant La Mertha thanking him for his donation and identifying people and ships in the photographs. (6 June, 1934).