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|USS Eider (Minesweeper No. 17)
|110k||While taking part in clearing the North Sea mine barrage, "The fleet put in (to) Stavanger, a bustling town in Norway, made prosperous by the war." (quoted from the original 1919 vintage caption). Woodcock is in the foreground. In the left background are (from front to rear): USS SC-356, USS SC-40, USS Eider (Minesweeper No. 17), USS Sanderling (Minesweeper No. 37) - probable identification, USS Auk (Minesweeper No. 38) and an unidentified minesweeper.
U. S. Navy photo from the Navy Recruitment Bureau, New York
U.S. Navy photo NH 45258
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|119k||Eider with identification letter "N" in a North Sea port, probably Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, during the the North Sea mine barrage clearance operation in 1919. She has several submarine chasers alongside including, from left to right:
SC-25, SC-45, SC-356, SC-47 and SC-40. Halftone reproduction, published in the cruise book "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage, 1919", page 142.
Donation of Chief Storekeeper Charles A. Free.
U.S. Navy photo NH 99789
|USS Eider (AM 17)
|79k||c. Aug - Sep 1920|
Mare Island, CA
|01||LT Arthur Edward Freed, USN - Awarded the Navy Cross (1919)||23 January 1919|
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