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    Aboard the USS Utah (BB-31) - Herbert Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover [Image 3 of 17]

    Aboard the USS Utah (BB-31) - Herbert Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover

    TAMPA, FL, UNITED STATES

    02.01.2015

    Photo by Master Sgt. Timothy Lawn 

    215th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

    President-elect, Herbert Hoover and Battleship USS Utah (BB-31), 1928; President-elect Herbert Hoover with members of his staff including his wife Lou Henry Hoover and Henry T. Fletcher, ambassador to Italy; along with members of the press embarked on board the U.S. battleship for a South American good-will tour, and vessel and ships company inspection. On this trip Hoover was nearly assassinated in Argentina by a local anarchist. Hoover went on to become the 31st president of the United States. Launched in December 1909, the Battleship Utah was a Florida-class battleship weighing 21,825 tons, she was the first American battleship fitted with steam turbine engines and was armed with ten 12" guns; sixteen 5" guns and two 21" torpedo tubes. U.S. Navy Sailor, Joseph V. Sullivan, father of Martin Joseph Sullivan was a crew member on the Battleship Utah circa. 1926 - 1930. (Photos (digitally re-touched) courtesy of Martin Joseph Sullivan)

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    Date Taken: 02.01.2015
    Date Posted: 02.01.2015 09:37
    Photo ID: 1746759
    VIRIN: 150126-A-WQ129-042
    Resolution: 954x1455
    Size: 829.56 KB
    Location: TAMPA, FL, US

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