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NH 1570 Messina Earthquake, 28 December 1908

Photo #: NH 1570  Messina Earthquake, 28 December 1908
Title: Messina Earthquake, 28 December 1908
Description: Russian Midshipmen's Training Detachment and USS Connecticut (Battleship # 18) off Messina to provide earthquake relief, 9 January 1909. Connecticut, in the right background with white hull, was then in the Mediterranean during the final stages of the Great White Fleet World cruise. The Russian ships, in the center wearing grey paint, are (from right to left): armored cruiser Admiral Makarov, battleship Slava, battleship Tsessarevich, and (probably) cruisers Bogatyr and Oleg. Collection of Lieutenant Commander Richard Wainwright, 1928. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 1570
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