Aboard the Utah

Number One Turret’s crew posing under their turret’s 12/45 guns in 1913, aboard USS Utah (BB- 31). Chief Turret Capt. Abraham DeSomer is seated at right in the center of the front row. To his right is the turret officer, Ensign Arthur S. Carpender. DeSomer received the Medal of Honor for his extraordinary heroism during the seizure of Vera Cruz, Mexico, April 21-22, 1914.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photo

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