Vintage 1918 WWI Navy Observer U.S.S. Tarantula Crew Ship Wreck Disaster Photo

$295.00

Tarantula was built as a gilded age motor yacht by George Lawley and Son of Massachusetts. Lent to the US Navy by Cornelius Vanderbilt’s grandson in 1917 to patrol the Northeast and Mid Atlantic, it crashed into a steam ship and sunk October 28, 1918.   Remarkable, COOL, and seemingly unique photo here is dated the very same day and titled...

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Tarantula was built as a gilded age motor yacht by George Lawley and Son of Massachusetts. Lent to the US Navy by Cornelius Vanderbilt’s grandson in 1917 to patrol the Northeast and Mid Atlantic, it crashed into a steam ship and sunk October 28, 1918.

 

Remarkable, COOL, and seemingly unique photo here is dated the very same day and titled Suvivors (sic) of USS Tarantula 10/28/18 Pho. by Katz. In various degrees of uniform and with varying (WEARY) faces, spend time with the portraits. They are historical document.

 

Sight size measures 5 x 7”, 8 x 10” mount. Board layers are separating, causing surface cracks to mount. Bottom right (stabilized from reverse) and left margin (crack does inoffensively continue into photo). Handling will make it worse, a new mount may need addressed in the future.