1899-1901 photos marin sur croiseur Protet, French navy sailor photos

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Lot de cinq photos provenant d'un album de souvenir d'un marin à bord du croiseur PROTET. Deux ans de mer entre mai 1899 et mai 1901

Photo collée sur papier avec la légende d'origine

Five photos from a sailor’s souvenir album. He was serving on board the French cruiser Protet. Taken over two years, between May 1899 and May 1901.

Picture glued on paper, with captions 

  1. Coquimbo (Chili) vue d’un croiseur anglais au mouillage (l’Amphion)
Coquimbo (Chile) view of an English cruiser at anchor (the Amphion)
  1. San Francisco - Le ‘Newark’ ferry boat a roues
San Francisco – The ‘Newark' side-wheel ferry boat
  1. Honolulu - Protet au mouillage saluant le consul francais
Honolulu – The ‘Protet’ at anchor, saluting the French Consul
  1. Honolulu - Paquebot japonais. Le ‘Nipon Maru’
Honolulu - Japanese ocean liner, the ‘Nipon Maru’
  1. Honolulu - Cinq mats latin americain
Honolulu - Latin American five-master

Papier / Paper : 11,50 x 14,50 cm

Photo : 7,50 x 10,50 cm


Croiseur Protet


La classe Catinat fut une classe de deux croiseurs protégés de 2e classe construits par la marine française entre 1896 et 1899. Le Catinat et son sister-ship, le Protet furent mis en service juste à la fin du xixe siècle.

Lancement: Juillet 1898
Service effectif: Février 1899
Chantier naval: Forges et Chantiers de la Gironde Bordeaux
Fin de carrière: Rayé en janvier 1910

HMS Amphion was a second class cruiser of the Leander class which served with the Royal Navy. She was built at Pembroke Dockyard, being laid down in 1881, launched in 1883 and completed in financial year 1885-86, and then lay in ordinary at Devonport. She was commissioned for the 1887 and 1888 annual manoeuvres. She was recommissioned in December 1888 served in the Pacific until 1890, in the Mediterranean from 1890 to 1895, in ordinary in Devonport from 1895 to 1897 and in the Pacific once more from 1897 to 1904, having a refit in 1900.

Newark    Operator SPC / SP  1877-1923  side-wheel passenger ferry rebuilt as 'Sacramento' in 1923

San Francisco plague of 1900–1904

The extensive maritime operations of the port of San Francisco caused concern in medical men such as Joseph J. Kinyoun, the chief quarantine officer of the MHS in San Francisco, about the infection spreading to California. A Japanese ship, the S.S. Nippon Maru, arriving in San Francisco Bay in June 1899 had two plague deaths at sea, and two more cases of stowaways found dead in the bay, with postmortem cultures proving they had the plague...

In this atmosphere of grave danger, January 1900, Kinyoun ordered all ships coming to San Francisco from China, Japan, Australia and Hawaii to fly yellow flags to warn of possible plague on board


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