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Admiral William V. Pratt boards U.S.S. Texas for transfer of command ceremony, Los Angeles Harbor, 1931
Date Created and/or Issued
September 15, 1931
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Admiral Frank H. Schofield became commander-in-chief of the United States Fleet, succeeding Admiral Jehu V. Chase on a ceremony aboard the U. S. S. Texas, just off the coast of Los Angeles Harbor.
A different photograph taken on the same occasion appears with the article, “Navy Guns Roar for Schofield,” Los Angeles Times, 16 Sept 1931: A1, 2.
Admiral William V. Pratt, chief of naval operations, is greeted by officers as he boards the U.S.S. Texas to speak at the transfer of command ceremony. He is pictured here wearing a black hat.
Text from negative sleeve: Chenea, Victor Airline Executive
Handwritten on negative: Admiral Pratt (civilian) coming aboard
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Ships--American--California--Los Angeles
Naval parades & ceremonies--California--Los Angeles
Military personnel
Military officers--American--California--Los Angeles
Pratt, William Veazie, 1869-1957
Texas (Battleship)
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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