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USS Atlanta Under Sail
The cruiser USS Atlanta underway, using a combination of steam and sail power.
USS Atlanta: Scenes on Board
Various scenes of daily life on board the cruiser USS Atlanta are depicted on this montage, circa 1886.
1975 Report on the Sinking of the USS Maine
A 1970's investigation on the sinking of the USS Maine, initiated by Admiral Hyman Rickover (known as the "Father of the Nuclear Navy") concluded that that an accident was likely the cause of the tragic 1898 explosion that instigated the…
Touring the Pyramids
Sailors of the Great White Fleet pose in front of the Great Pyramids of Egypt while seated on camels.
George Rose, Awarded the Medal of Honor
As an enlisted sailor George Rose was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions ashore during the Boxer Rebellion in China. He is seen here later in life, having been commissioned an officer in 1917.
Naval Shore Party, Boxer Rebellion
British and American sailors line the Pei-Ho River in an engagement with Chinese Boxer revolutionaries in 1900, outside Peking.
Fire Room, USS Brooklyn
Sailors stoke boilers in the fire room of the cruiser USS Brooklyn.
Postage Stamp - Admiral Sims
The 2010 United States Post Office stamp of Admiral William Sims, who revolutionized American naval gunnery.
Sailors practice gunnery on board a Navy warship, in a colorized postcard.
Fencing Practice, USS Atlanta
Sailors on board the protected cruiser USS Atlanta practice fencing while docked at New York Navy Yard.
Machine Shop, USS Prometheus
Sailors in the machine shop on board the repair ship USS Prometheus.
Enlisted Sailors at Play, USS Brooklyn
Sailors on board the cruiser USS Brooklyn crowd below decks, listening to music and playing cards.
USS Brooklyn, Wardroom Mess
Officers and stewards of the cruiser USS Brooklyn take a break from a meal to pose for a photo in the wardroom.
Wardroom Pantry, USS Brooklyn
A steward on board the cruiser USS Brooklyn poses in the wardroom pantry.
Hammocks on Deck, USS Brooklyn
This photo on deck of the cruiser USS Brooklyn shows a number of hammocks slung in a temporary arrangement, possibly to escape the heat below decks.
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