Photo #: NH 1117
Loss of USS Somers, 8 December 1846
Lithograph by A. Mayer, Paris, depicting a whaleboat crew from the French Navy brig le Mercure rescuing survivors of the capsized Somers, off Vera Cruz, Mexico. Somers is visible in the right background, on her beam ends.
Collection of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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12 April 2001