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NHF-014 Vera Cruz Collection

This collection consists of 137 postcard size views of the occupation of Vera Cruz in 1914. Shown are US Navy warships, sailors, and scenes ashore. This includes battle scenes and damage to the city, as well as leisure and training. A number of images show Mexican troops and individuals. Some photos have been assigned NH numbers.
Caption: Collection photo# NHF-014-B.01: USS Michigan (BB-27) sailors pose for a photo prior to landing at Vera Cruz in April 1914. Note uniforms crudely dyed for camouflage purposes.
Description: This collection consists of 137 postcard size views of the occupation of Vera Cruz in 1914. Shown are US Navy warships, sailors, and scenes ashore. This includes battle scenes and damage to the city, as well as leisure and training. A number of images show Mexican troops and individuals. Some photos have been assigned NH numbers.  
Accession #: NHF
Catalog #: NHF-014
Donor: Naval Historical Foundation
Circa this Year: 1914
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NHF-014-A
10 views of activities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, c. 1914; including images of the rife range, small boat landing, and a baseball game.

 

NHF-014-B
16 photographs of USS MICHIGAN (BB-27) landing force aboard ship, preparing for the landing at Vera Cruz, Mexico in April 1914. Also included: ship’s Marine detachment.
Identifiable personnel: Ensign S.F. HEIM, USN; CGM L.J. BOSWELL, USN (killed on 22 April, 1914); Ensign B.F. TILLEY, Jr., USN.

 

NHF-014-C
40 images of USN/USMC personnel at Vera Cruz, April 1914. These include the battalions from USS MICHIGAN (BB-27); USS UTAH (BB-31); USS NEW HAMPSHIRE (BB-25); USS LOUISIANA (BB-19) and USS FLORIDA (BB-30). Image subjects include a parade, ships, personnel in action, battle zones, war dead, the Custom and Light House, monument to Benito Juares.

 

NHF-014-D
36 images of Vera Cruz, subjects include Mexican troops, damage to buildings from USN gunfire, Mexican peasants, war casualties, the Naval Academy, government docks, the ZAPATA brothers, Pancho VILLA, and Francisco MADERO.

 

NHF-015-E
24 images of US Fleet activities c. 1914, in the Caribbean area. These include shipboard views taken on board USS MICHIGAN, subjects include: loading practice torpedoes, Lieutenant Commander Adolphus ANDREWS, USN, with a 110 lb. tarpon, crew members swimming, airing bedding, coaling ship, target practice, boat racing, etc.
Personnel identified include: Captain A.P. NIBLACK, USN; Commander A. ALTHOUSE, USN; Lieutenant Commander J.W. GREENSLADE, USN; Ensign C.K. BRONSON, USN; Ensign B.F. TILLEY, Jr., USN; Captain R.B. CREECY, USMC; Ensign H.H. FROST, USN; Lieutenant Commander H.H. ROYALL, USN; Lieutenant Junior Grade R.F. FRELLSON, USN.

 

NHF-014-F
11 images of ships. Those identified include: U.S. Army transports McCLELLAN, KILPATRICK, MEADE, and SUMNER; French cruiser CONDE; British ACR ESSEX; Spanish Cr CARLOS V; German cruisers BREMEN and HERTHA.

Topic
  • Boats-Ships--Battleship
Document Type
  • Photograph
Wars & Conflicts
  • Latin American Campaigns 1906-1933
File Formats
  • Image (gif, jpg, tiff)
Location of Archival Materials