Photo of the Month: New Year’s Day off Honolulu, Hawaii, 1 January 1912

From the Naval History and Heritage Command: “A boat from USS South Dakota (Armored Cruiser # 9) alongside the embarkation ladder of USS Maryland (Armored Cruiser # 8), paying a New Year’s Day call. The boat appears to be rigged as a brigantine, probably purely for decoration. It was customary to exchange visits among ships in the same harbor on New Year’s Day.”

“Photographed by McDaniel. Note the caption (purely humorous, and quite inaccurate concerning gun caliber): ’14 Saluting Gun Crews Man Your Batteries!’. Courtesy of Lloyd Harmon. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Catalog #: NH 50361”

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