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1898 CAPTAIN SS ARIZONA USAT PHOTO

Started by F 106 Pilot , Sep 27 2017 05:15 PM

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#1 F 106 Pilot

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 05:15 PM

Found this photo last weekend at a street fair. Thought it was interesting. I have not been able to locate his name but back of photo reads "Taken 1898 when Captain of U.S.A.T. ARIZONA

 

 

Spanish–American War service

In 1898 USAT Arizona was refitted and new triple expansion steam engines replaced her old compound engines in preparation for the San Francisco to China route. On 16 July 1898 Arizona was purchased from the Northern Pacific Railway Company by the U.S. Army for $600,000.

USAT Arizona transported the following United States Volunteers (USV) and Regular Army units from Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii to Manila, Philippines as part of the 5th (US) Philippine Expeditionary Force in the Spanish–American War:

  • 1st Colorado (National Guard) Infantry Regiment, USV (1st Battalion, 2nd Battalion and Company C).
  • 1st Nebraska (National Guard) Infantry Regiment, USV (part).
  • 10th Pennsylvania (National Guard) Infantry Regiment, USV (part).
  • 18th U.S. Infantry, Companies I, K, L, M.

In 1902, she was acquired by the US Navy for use as a receiving ship at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and commissioned as USS Hancock. She served as a troopship in the First World War and continued in various duties until she was sold for scrapping in May 1926

 

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#2 F 106 Pilot

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 05:16 PM

Here is the back of the photo

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#3 KurtA

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 05:17 PM

Great photo - a very rare image.  Would love to have that hat!



#4 hink441

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 04:52 AM

Really neat photo!!!


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