Protected cruiser TACOMA wrecked off Veracruz, Mexico, January 16, 1924
gelatin silver printPHOTOGRAPHS
Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation
Mexico, Veracruz, Arrecife Blanquilla
5-3/8 x 3 in.
Gelatin silver print in photograph album 2008.28.5 of Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation salvage operations; handwritten on album page "S.S. TACOMA WRECKED/ OFF VERA CRU (sic.) WINTER 1924 FILMS IN/ F&C DEPT."; view of port damaged hull of protected cruiser TACOMA; see related photographs 2008.28.5.524-527, 532-535; see accession file for account; vessel ran aground in storm January 16, 1924; captain and 3 crewmen drowned attempting to free the vessel.