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|80k||The Chicago - South Haven Steamship Line steamer SS Eastland getting underway, circa 1905-07, location unknown. Photo source Eastland Disaster Historical Society.||Robert Hurst|
|20k||Post card image of SS Eastland in the livery of the Eastland Navigation Co., Cleveland, OH. and SS Christopher Columbus underway from Chicago, in 1909.||Robert Hurst|
|123k||SS Eastland circa 1915 in the markings of her new owner, the St. Joseph-Chicago Steamship Co.
Photo courtesy Shipscribe.com
|146k||SS Eastland being raised with the assistance of SS Favorite (later IX-45) in the Chicago River in August 1915.
Photo courtesy Shipscribe.com
|USS Wilmette (IX-29)
|19k||USS Wilmette moored pierside showing camouflage pattern N 77 design A. A World War One pattern.||Aryeh Wetherhorn|
|170k||USS Wilmette moored south of the lock gate of the Chicago River in Chicago, IL. Navy Pier is visible in the background,
circa winter 1918.
US National Archives photo # 19-N-10494, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|German U-Boat Sunk in Lake Michigan
The first shot at an enemy craft in 117 years, 7 June 1921, on the Great Lakes, was fired in Lake Michigan near Chicago when the destroyer Wilmette (IX-29) fired her guns on the German submarine UC-97 which was assigned to the United States by the terms of the armistice. Thirteen shots were fired altogether, but one would have been sufficient, as the first shot, fired by the same boy who fired the first American torpedo in the late war, was a direct hit. The illustration shows, above, the firing of that first shot, and below, the submarine as the shell exploded.
|University of Nevada Las Vegas University Libraries.
Newspaper text courtesy of The Pioche Record. [volume] (Pioche, Nev.) 1908-1925, 08 July 1921, Image 7, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|28k||USS Wilmette moored at the US Naval Reserve Armory at the foot of Randolph St., Chicago, IL., date unknown.||Gunter Krebs|
|101k||USS Wilmette underway off Chicago, IL. circa early 1920s.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # 19-N-14232 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command. Courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|145k||USS Wilmette underway on the Great Lakes circa 1930s.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # 76513. Courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|147k||USS Wilmette moored at Chicago, IL., circa 1932.||Robert Peterson|
|202k||USS Wilmette moored at th US Naval Reserve Armory at the foot of Randolph St., Chicago, IL., date unknown.||Everett Sykes|
|01||CAPT. Wells, William Benefiel||20 September 1918 - ?|
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