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Mid 1930's Special Feature
The Ralph Fugh Photo Collection

Images from 1935 - 1936.


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Ralph Fugh Collection 118kThe Lawrence as she appeared in 1935-1936.
Ralph Fugh Collection 116kThe creation of a smokescreen from closeup.
Ralph Fugh Collection 135kLooking aft from the Crow's Nest.
Ralph Fugh Collection 129kPhiladelphia Navy Yard in the 1930's.
Ralph Fugh Collection 108kThe airship USS Macon operating with the fleet, circa March 1933-March 1934.
Ralph Fugh Collection 114kLook closely and you will see that this is a view of a 4 Stacker partially obscured from view as she rides in a trough between ground swells.
Ralph Fugh Collection 137kUnderway replenishment at sea, in this case alongside a tanker for refueling.
Ralph Fugh Collection 61kUnderway refueling again, this time from the USS Saratoga (CV-3).
Ralph Fugh Collection 127kThe flight deck on the USS Langley (CV-1), the Navy's first aircraft carrier.
Ralph Fugh Collection 126kThe Golden Gate in San Francisco before the bridge was built.
Ralph Fugh Collection 113kPacific Fleet destroyers at anchor in San Diego Bay.
Ralph Fugh Collection 92kIn line and making a smokescreen.
Ralph Fugh Collection 110kFair winds and calm seas - a Sailor's delight!
Ralph Fugh Collection 122kAt least 26 destroyers berthed in Tin Can Row at San Diego. Most inboard is the USS Champlin (DD-104).
Ralph Fugh Collection 138kThe USS Detroit (CL-8) probably tansiting the Panama Canal.
Ralph Fugh Collection 107kThe USS Breckinridge (DD-148).
Ralph Fugh Collection 108kAnother view of a 4 Stacker partially obscured from view as she rides in a trough between ground swells.
Ralph Fugh Collection 118kThe USS Saratoga (CV-3) and USS Lexington (CV-2) operating with the fleet.
Ralph Fugh Collection 67kThe USS Pensacola (CL-24) viewed through the porthole.
Ralph Fugh Collection 120kThe USS Colorado (BB-45).
Ralph Fugh Collection 83kUSS Texas (BB-35).
Ralph Fugh Collection 128kUSS Salt Lake City (CL-25).
Ralph Fugh Collection 106kNaval Air in formation.
Ralph Fugh Collection 124kThe USS Saratoga (CV-3).
Ralph Fugh Collection 71kLooks like the crew did a bit of fishing.
Ralph Fugh Collection 101kThe submarine USS Narwhal.
Ralph Fugh Collection 100kThe German cruiser Karlsrue.
Ralph Fugh Collection 64kEvidently Ralph got a liberty in New York City. Interesting view of the vehicles of the period.
Ralph Fugh Collection 129kUnderway refueling, tanker with a destroyer on each side.
Ralph Fugh Collection 85kThe USS Langley (CV-1) with a destroyer alongside.
Ralph Fugh Collection 88kThe Lawrence (DD-250) at anchor.
Ralph Fugh Collection 113kTorpedo had just enetering the water. Picture may have been taken while Ralph was aboard the USS Kane (DD-235).
Ralph Fugh Collection 131kRetrieving the practice torpedo, again the whaleboat appears to be from the USS Kane (DD-235).
Ralph Fugh Collection 71kUnidentified port.
Ralph Fugh Collection 82kVery good shot of a torpedo being loaded into the launching tubes.
Ralph Fugh Collection 86kTorpedo launching tubes swung out for firing.
Ralph Fugh Collection 137kNavy seaplane of the period.
Ralph Fugh Collection 137kTorpedo tubes ready to fire.
Ralph Fugh Collection 139kTorpedo just as it exits the launcher.
Ralph Fugh Collection 101kSubmarine tender with the boats alongside.
Ralph Fugh Collection 101kSubmarines tied up in San Diego Bay.
Ralph Fugh Collection 107kUSS Pennsylvania (BB-38) which was Fleet Flagship in the 1930's.
Ralph Fugh Collection 71kUSS Detroit (CL-8).
Ralph Fugh Collection 115kPractice torpedo firing.
Ralph Fugh Collection 103kThe hard job, bringing them back aboard.
Ralph Fugh Collection 118kThe USS Biddle (DD-151) and USS Dickerson (DD-157) in drydock.
Ralph Fugh Collection 110kA Navy seaplane of the period.
Ralph Fugh Collection 82kThe Constitution "Old Ironsides".
Ralph Fugh Collection 63kA "water spout" or on dryland a tornado.
Ralph Fugh Collection 124kLiberty Call at Balboa in the Canal Zone.
Ralph Fugh Collection 102kUSS California (BB-44).
Ralph Fugh Collection 111kThe Fleet at anchor on the Pacific Ocean terminus of the Panama Canal.
Ralph Fugh Collection 90kView of an effective smoke screen being laid.
Ralph Fugh Collection 113kBow of the USS Saratoga (CV-3) with planes on deck.
Ralph Fugh Collection 84kUnidentified 4 Stacker in heavy seas.
Ralph Fugh Collection 104kAnother view of the flight deck of the USS Saratoga (CV-3).
Ralph Fugh Collection 107kAt high speed in formation.

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