WW1 postcard photos US destroyer convoy duty eastern Atlantic c. 1917

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Part of a grouping of photo postcards associated with USS Fanning, destroyer on convoy duty in Eastern Atlantic

Wreck of a transport ship hit by German torpedo. Titled in negative "---"work" of a submarine". Handwritten on photo "The work of a submarine"

Light crease UL corner.

Couple of transport ships under steam.  In the air can see observation balloon. Handwritten on photo "Troop Convoy nearing French Coast"

Remnants of paper where glued into photo album.


The USS Fanning (DD-37) was a modified Paulding-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War I. Fanning was commissioned on 21 June 1912. Based on Queenstown, Ireland, Fanning and her sister destroyers patrolled the eastern Atlantic, escorting convoys and rescuing survivors of sunken merchantmen