#ThrowbackThursday: 100 Years of US Navy Photography

Honoring the one hundred years that have passed since the first #Sailor was designated to document important #USNavy events around the world. 

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Taking Marines board for transportation to Europe, at the Philadelphia U.S. Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, 6:00 A.M., June 12, 1917. Note the automobiles in the foreground.
(Photo courtesy of U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph).

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Looking forward from Mississippi’s fantail while she was transporting the U.S. Navy’s first combat air group to Vera Cruz, Mexico April 21-24, 1914. The C-3, a Curtiss flying boat is on deck, left, while the A-3, a Curtiss hydroaeroplane is secured atop the aft 12″/45 gun turret. Note boat boom rigged to the battleship’s superstructure (center), for hoisting the aircraft on and off the ship. (National Archives Photograph 80-G-461428)

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Scene at the New York Navy Yard in May 1914. The gunship in the foreground is USS Machias (PG-5) Behind the large floating crane is the battleship Wyoming (BB-32) which stopped briefly at New York before steaming to Vera Cruz to join the fleet (Photos courstey NHHC Photos Archives, U.S. Navy RELEASED)

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Diver going down during salvage operations, shortly after the USS Memphis was wrecked at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on August 29, 1916. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph).

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USS K-6 (Submarine # 37) at Horta, Fayal, Azores, in December 1917. Photographed from USS Margaret (SP-527) by Raymond D. Borden. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph).

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USS Margaret (SP-527) ship’s original officers, circa October 1917. Lt. Cmdr. Frank Jack Fletcher, her commanding officer, is in the center. Photographed by Raymond D. Borden. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph).

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USS Wenonah (SP-165) steams through heavy seas while en route from Bermuda to the Azores in November 1917. Photographed from USS Margaret (SP-527) by Raymond D. Borden. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph).

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Lt. Cmdr. Frank Jack Fletcher, commanding officer of USS Margaret (SP-527) — at left; talking with Lt. Stuart O. Greig, commanding officer of USS K-6 (Submarine # 37) On board the K-6 at Horta, Fayal, Azores, in December 1917. Note the dog. Photographed by Raymond D. Borden. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph).

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USS Kaiser Wilhelm II (ID # 3004) In Dry Dock Number Four at the New York Navy Yard, June 18, 1917, while being refitted for U.S. Navy service. This former German passenger liner was renamed Agamemnon in September 1917, shortly after she was placed in commission. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph).

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Lt. Cmdr. Henry C. Mustin made the first catapult launch for a ship on Nov. 5, 1915. He flew an AB-2 boat off the stern of #USNavy USS North Carolina (ACR-1) in Pensacola Bay Fla. (Photos courtesy of NHHC Photo Archives. U.S. Navy Released)

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Photographed Jan. 28, 1915, while serving as flagship of the Pacific Fleet. USS San Diego name had been changed from California on Sept. 1, 1914. Note two-star Rear Admiral’s flag flying from her mainmast top. (Photos courtesy of NHHC Photo Archives. U.S. Navy Released)

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The USS Iris at anchor with four submarines alongside, circa 1913-1916. An armored cruiser is in the left distance.

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Underway in Subic Bay, Philippines, about sixty miles up the coast from Manila, 1915. USS Bainbridge was returning from outside Subic Bay, where she had been participating in target practice. Photographed by Seaman Arthur B. Furnas, who was stationed on board USS Yorktown (Gunboat # 1), Flagship of the Asiatic Fleet. (Photos courtesy of NHHC Photo Archives. U.S. Navy Released)

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Sailors at Skirmish drill on the Quarter Deck of the USS Louisiana (BB-19) while she was en route to Vera Cruz, April 1914. Note M1903 rifles and two men using cameras. (Photos courstey NHHC Photo Archives from Carter Rila, 1986. U.S. Navy Released)

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