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A Weird and Curious Sight

Photograph taken from the window of U.S.S. Melville showing a gathering of ships
Title: A Weird and Curious Sight
Caption: Capt. Joel R. Poinsett Pringle, based on the U.S. Destroyer Melville, took this photograph after glancing out his port window. The photo depicts an alignment of the HMS Bish Price, 2 destoryers, 2 tugs, and 5 subchasers based at Queenstown, Ireland. Pringle considered the perfect arrangement of the vessels by size as "a weird and curious sight."
Original Location: Capt. Joel R. Poinsett Pringle, Chief of Staff, U.S. Destroyer Flotilla, to VAdm. William S. Sims, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, 28 August 1918, William Sims Papers, Box 79, Library of Congress, Washington DC
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