Marines and Sailors

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John F. Kennedy
35th President of the United States

Lyndon B Johnoon
36th President of the United States

Richard M Nixon
37th President of the United States

Gerald R Ford
38th President of the United States

Jimmy Carter
39th President of the United States

George HW Bush
41st President of the United States

Fleet Admiral Chester W Nimitz

Fleet Admiral William Halsey

Fleet Admiral Ernest J King
in self designed gray uniform at Potsdam 1945.

Gun crew pose

20 pounder gun crew

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

Dignitaries on the bridge of
USS Sarsfield (DD-837)

Working party
NAS Pensacola c1917

VF-23 USS Essex (CV-9) Korea

Deck tattoo artist

Anti-aircraft gun crew

Bluejacket and 13" Gun
USS Chicago 1900

Rear Admiral David Farragut, USN

Capt Cook USN c1898


Commander Lloyd Bucher USN
Commanding Officer
USS Pueblo (AGER-2)

Capt, Chaplain Corps, USN
Yerba Buena Island, CA c1918

Stephen Decatur

 4th Marines in China c1940

Marines, Nicaragua c1928
Fleet Marines WWI

Marine smash mouth football 

Steel Beach Picnic
USS Iowa (BB-61)
Ships mascots

Gun turret two crew
USS West Virginia (BB-48)
Wash rack
Where are the clothes stops?

Flight Deck Liberty
USS Yellowstone (AD-41) c1981
E. Oleson Photo
USS Kennedy (CV-67)
JO3 Velde USN Photo

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

 Prayer Warriors
Photo - Romeo Gacad

Berthing compartment
before air conditioning
First twenty Navy nurses c1908

Tophatters (VF-14)
with Charles Lindberg 
USS Coronado AGF-11 officers
Persian Gulf - Aug 1988

Bluejackets c1914 with pet

USS Mendota
Civil War gun boat 

USS Sappho c1918 

USS Sterling officers
Spanish-American War 
Naval Support Activity, New
Orleans Officers & visitors, c1983

Marine Detachment
Navy Yard 

USMC football team 
USS Washington (ACR-11)
baseball team

Yeomanettes gathered under
"men wanted" sign
New York 1919.
Ensign Annie W. Langford, NC, USNR
Navy Airman, Pensacola
QM3 Sam Gardner
USS Des Moines (C-15)

LT USMC USS California

Commodore Matthew Perry

George Gay, USN
Sole survivor of VT-8
in Battle of Midway
4 June 1942
USS Juneau (CL-52) Sunk at Guadalcanal 13 Nov 1942 with loss of 687 men including the
 five Sullivanbrothers.
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
Deck force
USS Connecticut (BB-18)
Chief's Mess
USS Florida (BB-30)
Signal Bridge
USS Florida (BB-30)
Acey Ducey game
USS Arkansas (BB-33) c1912

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

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

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

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

Mobile recruiting streets of Miami.

Spud detail
USS Arkansas (BB-33) c1910

RTC San Diego CA
Drum & Bugle Corps, Jan 1972

VBF-80 Scrappers

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

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

Burial at Sea
USS Yellowstone (AD-41) 1980


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

Chief Petty Officers and Boatswain Mate First Class, USS Texas - Second Class Battleship

USS New York (ACR-2)

"Bert Deck Cooks" 1899
USS Brooklyn (ACR-3)

USS Massachusetts (BB-2)

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

Gun Turret Crew? 1898
USS Iowa (BB-4)
USS Recruit,  New York City (Library of Congress)

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.