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NH 99402 Commander Ernest G. Small

Photo #: NH 99402  Commander Ernest G. Small
Title: Commander Ernest G. Small
Description: Commander Destroyer Division Three With the Commanding Officers of DesDiv 3's ships, probably on board USS Porter (DD-356), flagship of Destroyer Squadron Two. Taken on 21 March 1939, while DesDiv 3 was anchored in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with other units of the U.S. Fleet. Those present are, from left to right: Lieutenant Commander Jesse H. Carter, Commanding Officer, USS Drayton (DD-366); Lieutenant Commander John F. Rees, Commanding Officer, USS Flusser (DD-368); Commander Ernest G. Small; Lieutenant Commander Herbert G. Hopwood, Commanding Officer, USS Mahan (DD-364); and Lieutenant Commander Byron H. Hanlon, Commanding Officer, USS Lamson (DD-367). Note the Mark 22 twin single-purpose 5/38 gun mount in the background, and non-skid deck treads. Photographed by the U.S. Fleet Base Force Camera Party. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 99402
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