Photo #: NH 104812
"Gobs Coaling at Brest, 6-10-19"
U.S. Navy Sailors coaling USS Imperator (ID # 4080) at Brest, France, on 10 June 1919.
In addition to the coal barges, three ferry lighters are alongside Imperator and another is in the middle distance. That closest to the camera, alongside one of the coal barges, is Rin Tin Tin. The other three lighters are crowded with troops awaiting transfer to the transport for passage to the United States. The two directly aft of Rin Tin Tin are the White Star Line's Nomadic (inboard) and Traffic (outboard). That in the middle distance is Amackassin. The ship faintly visible in the center distance is either USS Saint Louis (Cruiser # 20) or USS Charleston (Cruiser # 22).
The original photograph was printed on post card ("AZO") stock.
Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 24 May 2007
Caption updated 5 October 2007