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1028. (set 3 mounted photos) Crew, United States Revenue Cutter Gresham c.1900.

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1028. (set 3 mounted photos) Crew, United States Revenue Cutter Gresham c.1900.

1028. (set 3 mounted photos) Crew, United States Revenue Cutter Gresham c.1900. Rare lot of three large 7 ½” x 9 ¾” on 11” x 14” mounts provide an unprecedented view of the vessel, and the crew posing on the deck of the USRC Gresham. Notice the eagle, the cat and the bosin whistles and many other items in this great view. USRC Gresham was built in 1896 by the Globe Iron Works Co., Cleveland, Ohio and commissioned on May 30, 1897. She had a length of 205.6, beam of 32, speed 14.5, complement of 103, armament in 1898 was two 6 pounders and one 1 pounder. She was tranferred to the Navy on March 24, 1898 returned to the Treasury Dept. in August that same year. She was again transfered to the Navy 1917 in World War I, returning to the Treasury in 1919. She was decommissioned in 1935 and sold for scrap. She was reacquired by the Coast Guard and commissioned USCGC Gresham (CG1) on May 23, 1943, decommissioned 1944 and again sold for scrap. In 1946 she was converted to a tug and renamed T.V. Mcallister, sold in 1947 to the Weston Trading Company of Honduras and renamed the Palestine, scrapped in 1951 at Shemen Beach, Haifa, Isreal. Photos are on gray mounts, and show unusually clear detail of the men and the vessel. Views include crew on deck (clear and crisp), Gresham at anchor with crew on bow cleaning gun (?), print from photo of crew (not the Gresham) on bow drilling with guns (one tear to mount only, few spots on mount). Fine early lot. (VG+). $345. Reduced $265.