U.S.S. "Wyoming," Boston Harbor, 1872

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1872

Location Note

OVP file 95

GUSN

GUSN-221587

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Description

U.S.S. "Wyoming" firing torpedo in Boston Harbor, January 12, 1872.

Details

Descriptive Terms

photographs
photographic prints
albumen prints

Inscription

Torpedo fired from a spar attached to starboard bow of the U.S.S. "Wyoming," Boston Harbor, January 12, 1872.
Class of Torpedo, 100-pdr. Content = 115 lbs. of cannon powder. Distance of explosion from ship = 20 feet.
do. do. below surface of water = 9 feet
Gift of Miss Mary B. Lothrop
Wyoming Jan. 9, 1872
Navy Yard Boston

Additional Identification Number

Oversize photograph number OVP0280

Physical Description

1 photographic print : albumen, mounted ; 5 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

1931-05-28

Reference Code

PC001.01.TMP.280

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

7 3/4 x 5 7/8 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Boston Harbor (Massachusetts) [harbor]
Charlestown (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]

Record Details

Material Type

photographs
photographic prints
albumen prints

Subjects

Marine photography

Description Level

Item

Location Note

OVP file 95