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UA 39.03 Unknown Donor

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Caption: Collection photo # UA 39.03.01 - USS Wateree beached at Arica, Chile, 430 yards above the usual high water mark, after she was deposited there by a tidal wave on 13 August 1868.
Description: Collection of four images, two of which are related to ship damage by a tsunami on 13 August 1868, including the destruction of the USS Wateree while she was in port at Arica (then part of Peru) (same as NH 43999 / possibly the original print). The other images include one of the other ships which were destroyed by the tsunami as well as two images include native Arauco Indians of Chile.
Accession #: UA 39
Catalog #: UA 39.03
Copyright Owner: Naval History & Heritage Command
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