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NH 46223 USS Memphis

Photo #: NH 46223  USS Memphis
Title: USS Memphis
Description: (Armored Cruiser # 10) Wrecked at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where she was thrown ashore by tidal waves on the afternoon of 29 August 1916. This view probably was taken early on 30 August, as the ship appears to be abandoned. Note the U.S. Ensign hanging from the ship's stern where the flagstaff had broken away, and the embarkation ladder hanging from the port side deck edge by the after gun turret. Photographed by the local U.S. Consul, Carl M.J. von Zeilinski. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 46223
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