This is a lot of two large antique panoramic photos of the USS St. Louis C-20 taken by noted naval photographer O. Waterman of Hampton Roads, Virginia. These photos both measure about 20 x 11.75. The profile view photo also has some vertical creasing where it looks like it was rolled at one point. Both photos are originals. The photos are not dated but the USS St. Louis C-20 was commissioned in August 1906 and had sea trials off the coast of Virginia in the Hampton Roads area in May 1907 so I believe this photo probably dates to around the time of those 1907 trials off Virginia. The following is some information on the USS St. The fourth USS St. Louis was launched on 6 May 1905 by the Neafie & Levy Company, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was sponsored by Miss Gladys Bryant Smith and commissioned on 18 August 1906 with Captain Nathaniel R. Assigned to the Pacific Fleet, St. Louis departed Tompkinsville, New York, on 15 May 1907 following completion of her trials along the Virginia coast. Louis called at Port Castries, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, Punta Arenas, Valparaíso, Callao, and Acapulco before arriving at San Diego on 31 August 1907. Operating off the west coast into the spring of 1908, she steamed from Puget Sound to Honolulu in June, then cruised in Central American waters from July to October. On 5 November 1909, St. Decommissioned on 3 May 1910, St. Louis was recommissioned, in reserve, on 7 October 1911 at the Puget Sound Navy Yard. After undergoing repairs, 22 July 1911 to 28 February 1912, she joined the Pacific Reserve Fleet again on 12 March. Returning north to Bremerton, St. Louis was again placed in the Pacific Reserve Fleet on 17 February 1916. Detached from the Reserve Fleet on 10 July 1916, St. Louis departed Puget Sound on 21 July for Honolulu. Geier subsequently served the United States as Schurz. Placed in reduced commission on 6 April 1917, as the United States entered World War I, St. Louis departed Honolulu on 9 April to join the cruiser force engaged in escorting convoys bound for Europe. Calling first at San Diego, she took on board 517 National Naval Volunteers and apprentice seamen to bring her war complement to 823 officers and men. On 20 April, she was placed in full commission. A month later, she arrived in the Panama Canal Zone and embarked the 7th, 17th, 20th, 43d, 51st and 55th companies of Marines. She transported them to Santiago de Cuba and then sailed for Philadelphia, arriving on 29 May 1917. Louis’s first convoy duty began on 17 June 1917 when she departed New York in escort of Group 4, American Expeditionary Force. Returning to Boston for repairs on 19 July 1917, she had completed six additional voyages, escorting convoys bound from New York for ports in Britain and France by the end of the war. Together with the USS Huntington she left Halifax on 30 October 1917 carrying members of a high-level U. Commission to confer with the European Allies. Escorted by USS Balch and other British and American vessels she arrived in Plymouth on the evening of 7 November. After the Armistice, St. Louis was immediately pressed into service returning troops to the United States. Designated CA-18 on 17 July 1920 and assigned to post-war duty with the European Squadron, St. Louis departed Philadelphia on 10 September 1920 for Sheerness, Cherbourg and Constantinople. She disembarked military passengers at Sheerness on 26 September, then continued on to the Mediterranean and reported to the Commander, United States Naval Forces in Turkish Waters at Constantinople on 19 October. Standing up the Bosphorus from Constantinople on 13 November, St. Louis embarked refugees at Sevastopol and Yalta, returning them to Constantinople on 16 November. The following day, her crew formed boat landing parties to distribute food among refugees quartered aboard naval transports anchored in the Bosphorus. She departed Asia Minor for Naples on 19 September 1921 and called at Gibraltar. On 11 November, St. Louis arrived at Philadelphia where, on completion of pre-inactivation overhaul, she was decommissioned on 3 March 1922. In reserve until struck from the Navy List on 20 March 1930, St. If you have questions about how to pay for this item please let me know. The item “C. 1907 USS ST. LOUIS C-20 US Navy Cruiser Panoramic Photo Lot of 2 O. W. Waterman” is in sale since Thursday, March 30, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1903-13\Original Period Items”. The seller is “timomills” and is located in Lincoln, Nebraska. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States