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USS Parrott
PHOTO ALBUM DOCUMENTING THE FIRST EUROPEAN DUTY OF THIS U.S. NAVY DESTROYER, 1922–23
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USS Parrott
PHOTO ALBUM DOCUMENTING THE FIRST EUROPEAN DUTY OF THIS U.S. NAVY DESTROYER, 1922–23
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,000 USD
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USS Parrott
PHOTO ALBUM DOCUMENTING THE FIRST EUROPEAN DUTY OF THIS U.S. NAVY DESTROYER, 1922–23
2 oblong photo albums (9 1/2 x 12 1/2 in.; 240 x 317 mm), one with green mounting sheets, the other with black, the first containing 145 mostly original mounted photograph postcards captioned in the print, with some snapshots (each ca. 3 1/2 x 5 5/8 in.; 89 x 137 mm), the second mostly snapshots of naval and civilian life (each ca. 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 in.; 64 x 107 mm, or smaller); some sheets, particularly the black ones, brittle and broken, some sheets loose, some photographs slightly faded. The two albums bound together within green cloth covers gilt-lettered "Photographs"; extremities rubbed, ties loose.
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Catalogue Note

The 'USS Parrott' was a Clemson-class destroyer built by William Cramp & Sons Shipbuilding & Engine Company of Philadelphia and commissioned in May 1920. 'Parrott' was initially assigned to the Pacific fleet, but in the early summer of 1922 she was fitted out for European duty, reporting to the Commander U.S. Naval Detachment Turkish Waters at Constantinople to assist American Relief Agencies. During this time, 'Parrott' evacuated refugees and escorted ships sent by other nations to help persons who had asked for protection. In 1923 'Parrott' also made calls in Greece, Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria and Russia. The present albums were evidently compiled by sailor aboard the 'Parrott' during this mission, and the images are a combination of professional original-photograph postcards and candid snapshots.

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