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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

Knotty Gobs: 1899

Knotty Gobs: 1899

July 3, 1899. "U.S.S. New York, apprentice boat crew, anniversary of Battle of Santiago." Photo by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Decisions

Should I use the bathroom or take a picture? Oh well, might as well kill two birds with one stone.

Navy apprentice knot

We have previously seen in photos of US Navy sailors of this period the square knot, known as the Apprentice Knot.

Macho looking bunch

None of those fakeunz muscles either.

Field Cannon

Admittedly, it was long before I was in the Navy but I've never seen or heard of a field cannon on a capital ship, or any ship for that matter. It would have been very difficult to fire accurately and the range would have been much less than the ship's large rifles. Pretty useless I imagine. It could have been cargo I suppose.

 
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