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A few collected historic images

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Presidents of the United States


John F. Kennedy
35th President

Lyndon B. Johnson
36th President

Richard M. Nixon
37th President

Gerald R. Ford
38th President

Jimmy E. Carter Jr.
39th President

George H.W. Bush
41st President
       

Admirals


Fleet Admiral
Ernest J King

in self designed gray
uniform at Potsdam 1945.

Fleet Admiral
 Chester W Nimitz

Fleet Admiral
William Halsey

Rear Admiral
David Farragut
c1865
 

Commodore
Matthew Perry

Commodore
Stephen Decatur
     

Medal of Honor


Ensign Edward O. McDonnel
Vera Cruz
21-22 Apr 1914

Ltjg Butch O'Hare
(VF-3) 20 Feb 1942
President Roosevelt
and Admiral King   

Lt Clyde E. Lassen
(HS-7) 19 June 1968

Lt Thomas R. Norris
(SEAL) 10-13 Apr 1972

Lt. Michael E. Thornton
(SEAL) EN2
Nov 1972

BM1 James E. Williams
River Squadron Five
31 Oct 1966

HM2 David R. Ray
11th Marines

19 Mar 1969
     

A Few Officers


Commander Lloyd Bucher
Commanding Officer
USS Pueblo (AGER-2

Capt Cook USN
c1898

Capt, Chaplain Corps
Yerba Buena Island, CA
c1918

Lt. John Phillips Sousa, USN
c1917

LT USMC
USS California

H&S Battalion Staff
Camp H.M. Smith HI c1992

USS Coronado AGF-11 officers Persian Gulf
Aug 1988

Naval Support
Activity, New

Orleans Officers
& visitors, c1983

Cdr B. H. Tillman, USN
Commanding Officer
USS Newport News (AK-3)
Mar 1913   
 

USS Sterling officers
Spanish-American War  

Ensign Annie
W. Langford,

NC, USNR
     

Marines


 4th Marines in China c1940

 Prayer Warriors
Photo - Romeo Gacad

Marines
Nicaragua
c1928
 
Fleet Marines
WWI

Marine smash
mouth football 

Marine Detachment
Navy Yard  

USMC
football team  

Fleet Marines
c1917

Okinawa Tanker
1977
 

Aviators


George Gay, USN
Sole survivor of VT-8
attack in Battle of Midway
4 June 1942

VBF-80 Scrappers
c1945

Tophatters (VF-14)
with Charles Lindberg  

Capt. D. W. Bounds, USN
Former NAP (1938)

VB4 Officers on
SB2C Helldiver

USS Exxex (CV-9)
Ulithi Atholl

VF-23 USS Essex (CV-9) Korea

Lt. T. G. Ellyson USN
Naval aviator #1

Adamisen
HMR-162
 
Cdr B. H. Tillman, USN
and ship's boys
USS Newport News (AK-3)
Mar 1913 
 
Shipboard
dirty work

1913

Navy Life


Steel Beach Picnic
USS Iowa (BB-61)

20 pounder gun crew
 
Ships mascots

Gun turret two crew
USS West Virginia (BB-48)
 
Wash rack
What no
clothes stops?

Flight Deck Liberty
USS Yellowstone
(AD-41) c1981

E. Oleson Photo

Gun crew pose
 
Scrub-ex
USS Kennedy (CV-67)
JO3 Velde USN Photo

FT2 thinking of home
USS Yellowstone (AD-41) c1981 
 E. Oleson Photo

USS Washington
(ACR-11)

Baseball team

Berthing compartment
before air conditioning

Dignitaries on
the bridge of

USS Sarsfield (DD-837)
 
First twenty
Navy nurses c1908

Yeomanettes
July 1918

Yeomanettes
gathered under

"men wanted" sign
New York 1919.

Bluejackets
c1914 with pet

Working party
NAS Pensacola
c1917

USS Mendota
Civil War gun boat 

USS Sappho c1918 

"Bert Deck Cooks" 
USS Oregon (BB-3)
1897

Shipmates
USS New York
(ACR-2) 1896

Fireroom
USS Massachusetts
(BB-2)

Gun Turret Crew?
USS Iowa (BB-4)
1898
 
Navy Airman
Pensacola
 
QM3 Sam Gardner
USS Des Moines (C-15)

Deck tattoo artist

Spud detail
USS Arkansas (BB-33) c1910

Anti-aircraft
gun crew

Bluejacket
and 13" Gun

USS Chicago
1900

Ship's boys
USS Newport News
(AK-3)

Mar 1913   
 
Deck force
USS Connecticut
(BB-18)

Chief Petty Officers
and Boatswain Mate First Class
USS Texas - Second Class Battleship  c1900
 
Chief's Mess
USS Florida (BB-30)
 
Signal Bridge
USS Florida (BB-30)
 
Acey Ducey game
USS Arkansas (BB-33) c1912

Burial at Sea
USS Yellowstone
(AD-41) 1980

Burial at Sea
USS Yellowstone
(AD-41) 1980

Burial at Sea
USS Yellowstone
(AD-41) 1980

Burial at Sea
USS Yellowstone
(AD-41) 1980
- Master at Arms delivers flag to Commanding Officer

Burial at Sea
USS Yellowstone
(AD-41) 1980


Burial at Sea
USS Yellowstone
(AD-41) 1980

"Bert Deck Cooks"
USS Brooklyn (ACR-3)
1899
USS JUNEAU (CL-52) Sunk at Guadalcanal 13 Nov 1942 with loss of 687 men including the  five Sullivan brothers.
George Thomas Sullivan, 27 GM2/c,
Francis "Frank" Henry Sullivan, 26 Coxswain,
Joseph "Joe" Eugene Sullivan, 24 Seaman 2/c,
Madison "Matt" Abel Sullivan, 23 Seaman 2/c,
Albert "Al" Leo Sullivan, 20
Seaman 2/c
 

Recruiting and Recruits


Mobile recruiting
van Miami.

RTC San Diego CA
Drum & Bugle Corps
Jan 1972
     
[Images Below]
USS Recruit
,  New York City

In 1917 the U.S. Navy built a full-size battleship in Union Square, New York. It would stay there for the next three years.
 
Intended as a recruitment and training center, the ship was commissioned as a normal seagoing ship, under the command of Acting Captain C. F. Pierce, and manned by trainee sailors from Newport Training Station. Internally the ship had a wireless station, full officer's quarters, doctor's quarters and examination rooms to assess the health of potential candidates.

Constructed from wood, the USS Recruit carried two cage masts, a conning tower and a dummy funnel, or smokestack. It had six wooden replicas of 14-inch (360 mm) guns housed in three twin turrets, 10 wooden five-inch (130 mm) anti-torpedo boat guns and two replica one-pound saluting guns, matching the configuration of battleships of the time.

According to the August 1917 edition of Popular Science, the Recruit followed the normal navy routine. Sailors rose at 6 a.m., scrubbed the decks, did their laundry, and attended instructional classes. They then stood guard over the ship and were available to answer questions from visitors. By night, all the ship's lights were turned on, including a series of searchlights.

The ship hosted a variety of social events and receptions, including a christening, patriotic speeches and visits by various dignitaries, a group of Native Americans and the woman's motor corps.

As a recruiting tool the ship was very successful, helping to recruit 25,000 men into the U.S. Navy.

The First World War ended in 1918, and by 1920 the Recruit was no longer needed in Union Square. It was properly decommissioned and dismantled, with the intention of relocating it to Coney Island's Luna Park. This did not happen and the fate of the Recruit is unknown.   (Source: Library of Congress)