Title Assigned by Author

Milwaukee wreck

Photo ID

1999.03.1455

Photographer

Source

Abbott, Arthur

Type

image

Creation Date

1917

Subjects

Accidents, Samoa, Ships, USS Milwaukee, Beaches

Region

02 - Lagoons to McKinleyville.

Preview

image preview

Notes

copy 1: photographic negative

Comments

On January 12, 1917, the USS Milwaukee attempted to pull the stranded submarine USS H-3 off Samoa Beach, where it had run aground one month earlier. Due to fog and heavy ocean currents, the USS Milwaukee also ran aground and wrecked, and the crew had to be rescued with the help of local volunteers. No lives were lost. / RK, from U.S. Dept. of the Navy, Naval Historical Center

Keywords

Accidents, Samoa, Ships, USS Milwaukee, Beaches

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