ORIGINAL – WW1 ERA US NAVAL TRAINING STATION NEWPORT RHODE ISLAND with the U. NAVY WARSHIP ” USS CONSTELLATION (1854)” PHOTO c1914. RARE AERIAL (BIRDS EYE VIEW) OF THE WW1 ERA U. NAVAL TRAINING STATION NEWPORT RI with the U. NAVY WARSHIP ” USS CONSTELLATION (1854) ” and OTHER UNIDENTIFIED SAILING SHIPS AT ANCHOR. OVER 1800 SAILORS IN DRESS WHITES MARCH IN FORMATION ON SOUTHFIELD at CODDINGTON POINT. A CROWD OF ONLOOKERS CAN BE SEEN IN THE LOWER LEFT CORNER BELOW AN AMERICAN FLAG. MANY FINE DETAILS CAN BE SEEN IN THE YARD LONG TYPE PHOTOGRAPH IN ITS ORIGINAL FRAME with ORIGINAL EARLY WAVY GLASS. AT THE BOTTOM CENTER IN THE NEGATIVE IS THE CAPTION. Photo condition is extremely fine. Focus is sharp with very good focus. The outer frame measures 8 1/4″ x 20 1/4″. USS Constellation is a sloop-of-war, the last sail-only warship designed and built by the United States Navy. She was built at the Gosport Shipyard between 1853 and 1855 and was named for the earlier frigate of the same name that had been broken up in 1853. Naval Training Station Newport is a United States Navy base located in the city of Newport and the town of Middletown, Rhode Island. Naval Station Newport is home to the Naval War College and the Naval Justice School. The US Department of Navy officially founded the Newport Training Station in 1883, but the legwork between the state of Rhode Island and the Navy dated back to the late 1870’s. The Training Station was intended to provide education for young men and boys for a ten month period. Initially 750 students, the training occurred initially on water, fully transitioning to being shore-based by 1887. During the Civil War, the US Naval Academy. Was temporarily moved from Annapolis, Maryland. To Newport to avoid any potential conflicts relating to the insurgency. Naval training ships, including the USS Constitution. And USS John Adams. Were also moved to Newport Harbor during the conflict to train midshipmen for the Union. According to the Newport Historical Society. With the outbreak of World War I in 1914 the first preparations for war began, and the Training Station expanded onto Coddington Point. By 1916 there were 7,215 men stationed there, and Newport became the home for a yeoman school, signal school, Hospital Corps Training School, Commissary School, Musicians School, and a Firemens School. After the United States formally entered WWI in April 1917 the Naval Station received authority to increase capacity by 10,000 men. Temporary barracks, mess halls and auxiliary buildings were made into Camp Sadler on Coasters Island, as well as a tent city for 2,800 recruits called Camp Palmer. The enacting of the Selective Service Act of 1917 brought an average of 15,000 men each month for training, and while women were not eligible for the draft, they began enrolling in the Navy at this time. All of this led to more expansion. During WWI, Training Station Newport equipped and sent 65,000 sailors to sea, in addition to thousands of Naval reservists trained there. The item “WW1 ERA US NAVAL TRAINING STATION NEWPORT RI with USS CONSTELLATION PHOTO 1914″ is in sale since Tuesday, July 27, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\United States\Photographs”. The seller is “topcat2001565758590″ and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Region of Origin: United States
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Theme: Militaria
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Conflict: WW I (1914-18)