Eyes on Vintage

Sunday, January 20, 2013

US Navy

"The crew of the U.S. Navy submarine chaser [PC 1264] salutes the United States flag as the 173-foot long escort vessel is commissioned in a U.S. East Coast port. As soon as they qualify through experience and training, eight members of the crew of 53 Negro sailors will replace the present chief petty officers." May 1, 1944. 208-N-26553.
National Archives