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The USS Fanning's Ashcans

Photograph of Fanning with depth charges
Title: The USS Fanning's "Ashcans"
Caption: The Fanning with depth charges -- known among sailors as "ashcans" because of their shape -- ready to deploy. Using depth charges, she and her sister ship Nicholson persuaded Kapitan Gustav Amberger of the submarine U-58 to surrender. To the right is the destroyer Sigourney.
Catalog #: NH 67991
Rights Notice: Public domain
Original Location: James C. Russell and William E. Moore, eds., The United States Navy in the World War: Official Pictures (Washington DC: Pictorial Bureau, 1921), 12
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