1913 set of three photo postcards USS Vermont in rough Mediterranean

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Three photo postcards from December 1913 of an iconic and much reproduced image of the USSS Vermont in heavy gale in the Mediterranean sea. She broke both propeller shafts.


The original photo was taken by photographer Norbert Moser (NY) known for his naval views.


Card #1 has text on negative ‘F.A. Toombs Co. Photo by VC   An American Battle Ship in Heavy sea”.

AZO' photographic paper used dates #1 and #3 to 1904-1918, and #2 to 1910-1930.

#1 has paper scuffs on three borders.

Toned and stains on back.



USS Vermont (BB-20), a Connecticut-class battleship…the Connecticut-class ships were armed with a main battery of four 12-inch (305 mm) guns and had a top speed of 19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph). Vermont was laid down in May 1904 at the Fore River shipyard and launched in August 1905. The ship entered service with the Atlantic Fleet in March 1907.

…, the ship became involved in interventions in several Central American countries, including the United States occupation of Veracruz during the Mexican Revolution, where two of her crew earned the Medal of Honor. During the United States' participation in World War I from April 1917 to November 1918, Vermont served as a training ship for engine room personnel. From November 1918 to June 1919, she made a series of trips to return American soldiers from Europe before being decommissioned in June 1920.