||USS Eider (Minesweeper No. 17) 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
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