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NH 1900 Samoan Hurricane of 15-16 March 1889

Photo #: NH 1900  Samoan Hurricane of 15-16 March 1889
Title: Samoan Hurricane of 15-16 March 1889
Description: Men pay their respects at the grave of Captain Cornelius M. Schoonmaker, USN, Commanding Officer of USS Vandalia, who lost his life when his ship was wrecked during the storm. He was buried near Apia, Upolu, Samoa. Photographed shortly after the disaster. Those present are (from left to right): Mr. Hart, news correspondent; Mr. J.P. Dunning, Associated Press correspondent; unidentified men; Ensign John H. Gibbons, of USS Vandalia; Chief Engineer Albert S. Greene, of USS Vandalia; two unidentified men; and Captain Norman H. Farquhar, Commanding Officer of USS Trenton. One of the unidentified men is Lieutenant James W. Carlin, of USS Vandalia. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 1900
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