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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:42 PM

Trenches & shelter dug alongside docks

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:43 PM

There ya go........1938 in China

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:53 PM

Wow! Those are some terrific Photos! Great stuff thank you for posting them.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:08 PM

Here's a Gate Guard at the San Pedro Navy Yard Los Angeles, right before reporting for duty, circa 1935 :D

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:28 PM

Though not a member of a Landing Party, this is a very nice studio portait of a 1890s Sailor with a M1895 Remington-Lee Straight Pull Navy Rifle, the Sailors ship or unit is unknown, but we can just make out SQUADRON on his cap tally, what kind of units had Squadron in their title in those days?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:01 AM

At the time of the Spanish-American War the United States did not have a concentrated battle fleet, but a number of scattered squadrons, North Atlantic, Asiatic, Pacific, etc. It wasn't until about 1902-03 that they began changing the names to Fleets.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:23 AM

At the time of the Spanish-American War the United States did not have a concentrated battle fleet, but a number of scattered squadrons, North Atlantic, Asiatic, Pacific, etc. It wasn't until about 1902-03 that they began changing the names to Fleets.

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Yes but would not a sailor just wear his ships tally rather then a high command tally? could it be for somekind of torpeado boot squadron?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:51 PM

If he was assigned to the Squadron staff and not the ship, that's what he would have worn. While difficult to see the cap talley, (gets all pixely when I try to enlarge it) it does appear to be something-tic (or -fic) Squadron.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:21 PM

If he was assigned to the Squadron staff and not the ship, that's what he would have worn. While difficult to see the cap talley, (gets all pixely when I try to enlarge it) it does appear to be something-tic (or -fic) Squadron.



Right, being assigned ashore in the HQ of a Squadron or also like being a Yard Bird at a Yard that berthed some vessels of the say, Atlantic Squadron, correct? It's also important to note that the site this comes from states that the Sailor maybe in fact only a resident of Newport RI, home on leave, and droped in for a portrait while home, don't think there was a Navy Yard in Newport only provenance, would that be correct?

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:48 PM

Though not a member of a Landing Party, this is a very nice studio portait of a 1890s Sailor with a M1895 Remington-Lee Straight Pull Navy Rifle,
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That is actually a Winchester-Lee 6mm Straight Pull Rifle. The Remington-Lee was a rotating bolt rifle intended for army use and was chambered in the army's then-standard 30-40 cartridge. Here is a nice overview of the rifle: http://www.forgotten...magazine-rifle/

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:12 PM

Yardbird, a term genrally reserved for the civilian workers and tradesmen in a naval shipyard or I suppose a civilian one.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:22 PM

Yardbird, a term genrally reserved for the civilian workers and tradesmen in a naval shipyard or I suppose a civilian one.


Was it for a civilian? My error, thank's for the correction.

@Annihilator, thank's to you for the clarification, I admit up not up at this moment on rifles of the late 19th century, this was what was in the description of this photo, and I copied it, I guess the person is not up on his 19th century rifles either :lol: thank's again for pointing the correct rifle here and the like for it.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:12 AM

Love it!

Well, actually, considering that in the beginning, there were VERY few Marines involved in landings, and it was the Sailors job, I think it probably went the other way. Some one in the Navy decided that they had spent a lot of money training Sailors to operate ships, and they were much too valuable to waste on landing parties. So, they said, "Hay, we have these Marines standing around looking pretty, eating up the chow and drinking the fresh water, lets send more of them". The Marines respoonded with "But, we guard the Brig, and make sure the nasty Sailors don't infest Officers country"! And Some Smart Navy guy, (most likely a Chief) said "Hay, you're Marines, RIFLEMEN FIRST!" :rolleyes: The Marines thought "WOW, that's a pretty nifty saying, and adopted it as their own. :thumbsup: Then the Marines said, "Well, since we're going to be taking over this landing party thing, we're gonna need more Marines". So they went out and got some more. Then they needed ships to haul them around, and a spiffy song to sing, and History was made. ;)



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:31 PM

Was it for a civilian? My error, thank's for the correction.

@Annihilator, thank's to you for the clarification, I admit up not up at this moment on rifles of the late 19th century, this was what was in the description of this photo, and I copied it, I guess the person is not up on his 19th century rifles either :lol: thank's again for pointing the correct rifle here and the like for it.

You are very welcome Patches. That's what the forum is all about.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:13 PM

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n155/alden405/skull_22_zps00d95a1a.jpg

Not a shore party but undress blues under arms,1942

are they brown shoes with leggings or dusty shoes with leggings?

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:38 PM

Not really a landing party but a humanitarian assistance effort in Yokohama Japan after the 1923 earthquake.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:43 PM

Another interesting photo of a sailor on land. This is Manila in December 1941. I can't make out what is written on his tin hat.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:56 AM

Another interesting photo of a sailor on land. This is Manila in December 1941. I can't make out what is written on his tin hat.


An interesting one, what color is his uniform? with the all Black rate it appears like the Gray type, but the Gray type was a Wartime Issue was it not, like 43 on?

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:28 PM

An interesting one, what color is his uniform? with the all Black rate it appears like the Gray type, but the Gray type was a Wartime Issue was it not, like 43 on?


It looks like a set of whites that have been dyed.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:37 PM

agreed

At this stage of the war dungarees where only for "work" so it sort of makes sense to make a set of "whites" a little more subdued

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:57 AM

I'm thinking dyed whites too. I have come across two examples of whites being dyed a dark tan or khaki sort of color, rate and all, for landing party use. One was from a North Africa vet.

The helmet might just have a poorly done "USN" on it. can't tell for sure.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:17 AM

Dyed Whites, that will make sense, thank's guys, as too the marking on the Tin Hat, looking at it further, I agree with subsystem, most likely a quick slightly sloppy application of USN.

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:42 AM

U.S.S.Tacoma Circa 1901-1909-

 

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:51 AM

Here are sailors from the USS Luzon.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:51 AM

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