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Return of the Mayflower

Oil painting by Bernard F. Gribble of the first U.S. destroyers to reach Europe
Title: Return of the Mayflower
Caption: Oil Painting "Return of the Mayflower" by Bernard F. Gribble
Description: Oil on canvas by Bernard F. Gribble, circa 1918, depicting the arrival off Queenstown, Ireland, of the first U.S. Navy destroyers to reach the European war zone for World War I service. The ships were under the command of Commander Joseph K. Taussig, USN. USS Wadsworth (DD-60) leads the line of destroyers, followed by USS Porter (DD-59), USS Davis (DD-65) and three others. A local fishing vessel is under sail in the left foreground.
Catalog #: KN-215
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