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USS Iowa band photo
BROWSE / SEARCH
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The U.S.S. Iowa was recommissioned in 1917 when the United States entered World War I and initially berthed in Philadelphia as a receiving ship. By November 1917, the ship relocated to Norfolk, Virginia and patrolled the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay and served as a training ship for the Atlantic Fleet.
 
This digital collection represents one photograph album of approximately 120 photographs kept by a Navy band member aboard the battleship U.S.S. Iowa and in France during World War I. Some of the photographs in the album include John Philip Sousa as a Navy officer, daily life on board the ship, recreation activities of the officers, the Navy band, and the Navy's NC-4 seaplane that was the first aircraft to fly nonstop across the Atlantic in the spring of 1919. The captions in the photograph alubum were supplied by the creator. In addition to the album, three loose items (two poems about life on board the ship and a church program) which were found at the end of the album are included.
 
 
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