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NH 77581 USS Pennsylvania

Photo #: NH 77581  USS Pennsylvania
Title: USS Pennsylvania
Description: (Armored Cruiser # 4) Crewmen atop the ship's after smokestack, on the boat cranes and on the boat deck during the morning of 18 January 1911, watching for the arrival of Eugene B. Ely's Curtiss biplane. Shortly afterwards, Ely made history's first airplane landing on Pennsylvania, which was anchored in San Francisco Bay, California. Another armored cruiser (probably USS California, flagship of the Pacific Fleet's Second Squadron) and a ferryboat are in the background. Photographed by R.J. Waters & Co. Photograph from the Eugene B. Ely scrapbooks. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 77581
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