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Vicksburg with captured German Raider Alexander Agassiz, San Diego Harbor Mar.29, 1918 NARA111-SC-007237-ac

Vicksburg with captured German Raider Alexander Agassiz, San Diego Harbor Mar.29, 1918 NARA111-SC-007237-ac

History of this event can be found here:
A front page headline in the San Diego Union screamed the news: “AMERICAN GUNBOAT TAKES HUN RAIDER OFF MEXICAN COAST.” Less than a year after America’s entry into World War I, San Diegans were riveted by reports of a captured German raider ship set “to create havoc with Pacific coast shipping.”

Three U. S. Navy gunboats had taken their prize fifteen miles off the coast of Mazatlan on March 19, 1918. “Heavily armed” and reportedly flying the flag of the Kaiser’s Imperial Navy. . .

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Source of Photograph: National Archives Record Group 111.

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Voir aussi :
 german raider, mazatlan, mexico, ww1, world war i, 1918, san diego, alexander agassiz, uss vicksburg, u. s. navy, gunboat, pg-11, maude lochrane
 

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