U.S. Atlantic Fleet Change of Command Ceremony
On board USS Wyoming (Battleship # 32), circa 16 September 1914, probably at the New York Navy Yard. Rear Admiral Charles J. Badger is at right, reading his orders as he turns command over to Rear Admiral Frank Friday Fletcher (right center). Looking on, in left center, is Rear Admiral Bradley A. Fiske, aide for operations to the Secretary of the Navy. Some of the others present are identified on Photo # NH 95153 (complete caption). The original print is stamped: Photograph by the New York World. Walter C. Harris. Sep. 16 1914 Collection of Rear Admiral Frank Friday Fletcher. Donated by Mrs. Robert D. Barnhart, 1975. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.