Photo #: NH 104974
Brest Harbor, France
Photographed circa June 1919 from atop the port's fortification walls, with rail lines and waterfront buildings in the foreground.
Panoramic photograph by Thompson Illustragraph Company, Petersburg, Virginia.
The ship just to right of center is S.S. Heathside (British freighter, 1906). See Photo # NH 104974-A for a cropped version of this image, emphasizing that ship.
Several U.S. Navy destroyers are in the harbor in the right distance, and a number of U.S. Navy minesweepers ("Menhaden Fisherman" type) are alongside the breakwater in the left center distance.
Donation of Georgia Adams Grann and Caryl L. Adams, 2005. The original print came from the collection of their father, George W. Adams, who enlisted in the Navy in 1908.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 16 September 2007