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Here are sailors from the USS Luzon.

Dick

 

 

Detail...

 

Great photos. I especially like Colt Thompson with the vertical fore-grip. I think in the 3rd photo, there is a Lewis gunner next to the Thompson-armed man.

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Here are sailors from the USS Luzon.

Dick

 

We have several great topics regarding gunboat service in the China Fleet on the boards (Landing Parties, USS Monocacy, USS Panay, Sand Pebbles, etc)

 

I was going over some of the other posts and i believe that this floating dock (barge) the USS LUZON (PG-47) sailors are on is directly adjacent to the dock in these photos where the landing party from the USS MONOCACY (PG-20) is debarking.at the International Settlement. (post #99)

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/152785-navy-landing-parties/page-3 (see post #59 and on)

 

They are certainly taken in different seasons based upon the uniform of the day (winter blues vs. summer whites) being worn. Perhaps one was relieving the other to maintain the neutrality of the International Settlement?

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Wow didn't know this topic I started was PINNED, I.m honored, Thank you.

 

As to Blair217's photos, normal and enlarged, is it me or do these Sailors have White topped flat hats? Thats what it seems like right?.

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Wow didn't know this topic I started was PINNED, I.m honored, Thank you.

 

As to Blair217's photos, normal and enlarged, is it me or do these Sailors have White topped flat hats? Thats what it seems like right?.

 

The USN had white covers that could be added to the flat caps, this is a perfect example.

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Currently looking for WWI items, specifically photos of the 116th infantry regiment, and any material related to the USS Olympia.

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The USN had white covers that could be added to the flat caps, this is a perfect example.

Wow never knew that one, always thought it was a British, Italian, French, Russian, German, in short, a European done thing, oh Japanese too.

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Found this one of two Hospital Apprentices and a Hospital Steward (the Chief at the right) kitted out for Landing Party service, the date is given as 1905, but location and ship unfortunately is not mentioned thus unknown.

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Back on the first page member BEAR asked do Coasties Count, this had the effect of me thinking about a movie I seen on T.V. a long time ago with William Devane as a Coast Guard officer who was on the hunt for Bootleggers during the Prohibition. Looked around and found the movie, but there's not much on it either in full plot or images.

 

Think the action either takes place on one of the Great Lakes (bootleggers coming down from Canada) or in the Long Island Sound or the Atlantic side of Long Island, cant remember. I,m gathering this depiction of Coast Guardsmen going ashore armed and equip as Infantry looking for Bootleggers during the period of the Prohibtion has some basis in fact.

 

Anyway here's the only image from the movie of the Coast Guardsmen during their landings, not seeing leggings, but I could of sworn Devane had them on, not seeing much of Devane (second photo down from the top on the right with him pointing a 45 at a bad guy) in these images however to tell.

 

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The USN had white covers that could be added to the flat caps, this is a perfect example.

 

This has to be one rare item, I have only seen them in pics. And Patches don't be too flattered, a Pinned post can be unpinned on a whim although.. in the moment it is flattering.

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This is an Army Signal Corps photo I stumbled upon at NARA while looking for something else. The original caption said only that these are sailors with helmets and rifles with no location given. They might be at Vladivostok.

 

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This is an Army Signal Corps photo I stumbled upon at NARA while looking for something else. The original caption said only that these are sailors with helmets and rifles with no location given. They might be at Vladivostok.

 

This was taken after USS Olympia's landing force returned to Murmansk, Russia after the Archangel expedition in late 1918. The accounts of the expedition state that the landing party jettisoned all of their gear except cartridge belt, canteen, first aid pouch, helmets, peacoats and weapons (note M1891 Mosin Nagants)so they could move quickly on their return.


-Todd

Currently looking for WWI items, specifically photos of the 116th infantry regiment, and any material related to the USS Olympia.

Always on the lookout for any rations, miscellaneous personal items, pack filler, care package stuffers, knit Red Cross material, and oddball equipment to supplement the Doughboy display.
Have some extras? I help friends fill out their living history kit, and could always use more loaner gear!

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This was taken after USS Olympia's landing force returned to Murmansk, Russia after the Archangel expedition in late 1918. The accounts of the expedition state that the landing party jettisoned all of their gear except cartridge belt, canteen, first aid pouch, helmets, peacoats and weapons (note M1891 Mosin Nagants)so they could move quickly on their return.

 

Thank you for the info. :)


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Second Battle of Fort Fisher. The many Sailors seen here are not just rowing the Marines ashore, they will join in on the Attack.

 

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I think this was asked but I don't see it if so but would there be ratings that would be more included to be part of landing parties than other ratings? Reason I ask is I'm wanting to put together a display but not sure if the rating would've realistically been part of a landing party or not. I have a landing party manual from 1914 or 1915 but it's really fragile so I'm reluctant to look for the answer there.


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I think this was asked but I don't see it if so but would there be ratings that would be more included to be part of landing parties than other ratings? Reason I ask is I'm wanting to put together a display but not sure if the rating would've realistically been part of a landing party or not. I have a landing party manual from 1914 or 1915 but it's really fragile so I'm reluctant to look for the answer there.

A good guess would be that those who were necessary in piloting the warship remained on board along with those who had some other necessary task. However I think excess personnel from these departments would be assigned.

 

While it's a fictional account, I think a good example of this would be from the movie The Sand Peebles, here at the end of the movie PO 1st Class Jake Holmann is detailed for that small landing party, Holmann was was a Machinist right, his duties being in the engine room, but he went ashore a senior PO and the other two or three machinist guys stayed on duty in the engine room.

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A WWI Navy Recruiting poster with Landing Party outfitted sailor, I think WWI as he's got a Springfield 03, looks like a couple of ribbons there too, indiscernible though they may be.

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A wonderful contribution by all who posted. I have a question regarding the first photo. The sailor at the far left has what appears to be a very large canteen. Is it an issue item or a private purchase item. Cannot recall seeing anything similar to it

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A wonderful contribution by all who posted. I have a question regarding the first photo. The sailor at the far left has what appears to be a very large canteen. Is it an issue item or a private purchase item. Cannot recall seeing anything similar to it

Photo in question yes? At any rate, I can't answer your question as I don't know :lol: But I'm pretty certain other members might know. However while we wait I'll take a stab at it, perhaps this large round canteen is a special one for Pharmacist mates, he being today what we call a Corpsman a Medic?

 

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Looks to me like a canteen of water for a water cooled machine gun - Vickers?


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