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NH 79940 Coxswain William Halford, USN

Photo #: NH 79940  Coxswain William Halford, USN
Title: Coxswain William Halford, USN
Description: Halftone reproduction of an artwork, published in Deeds of Valor, Volume II, page 89, by the Perrien-Keydel Company, Detroit, 1907. The image depicts Halford capturing an albatross to feed the crew of the launch sent from Ocean Island to Hawaii in search of rescue for the marooned crew of USS Saginaw, which had been wrecked on 29 October 1870. He received the Medal of Honor for this 2000 mile voyage, of which he was the sole survivor. US Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 79940
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