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Lot #126
DepartmentPhotographs
Low Estimate$200.00
High Estimate$300.00
Last UpdatedDecember 23, 2019

Description

PERIOD PHOTOGRAPH OF THE U.S.S. ALDEN, A CLEMSON CLASS DESTROYER Circa 1918
With hand-tinted coloring. Signed lower right G.W. Waterman". Inscribed lower center with the ship's name. 10.25" x 17.25" sight. Framed 18.5" x 26".
The U.S.S. Alden played an integral role in the rescue of passengers from the Dollar Lines ship President Hoover. In 1938, at the outset of World War II, she was assigned to the South China patrol. She continued operations in Asia and the South Pacific through 1943. In 1944 she was operating off North Africa in an anti-submarine operation with the carrier U.S.S. Guadalcanal. After that she was on convoy duty through the end of the war. She was decommissioned in July 1945 and broken up that same year."

Condition

Overall excellent condition. Archival matting and new mahogany frame.

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