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|84k||Photographed prior to World War I
U.S. Navy photo NH 89408
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|USS Christabel (SP 162)
|175k||25 December 1918
|76k||In port, circa 1918-1919
Taken by Carl A. Stahl, Photographer, USN
U.S. Navy photo NH 300
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|70k||View of the ship's smokestack, circa 1919. The star painted on it represents the German submarine she was then credited with having sunk during World War I.
U.S. Navy photo NH 55162
|64k||Lieutenant Commander Daniel A.J. Sullivan, USNRF
Portrait photograph, taken circa 1920 showing the "overseas service" chevrons on his uniform sleeve.
Daniel Augustus Joseph Sullivan was born in Charleston, South Carolina, on 31 July 1884. On 12 April 1917, a few days after the United States entered World War I, he enrolled in the U.S. Naval Reserve Force and later was commissioned in the rank of Ensign. On 21 May 1918, while serving as an officer of Christabel, he exhibited "extraordinary heroism" in securing live depth charges that had come loose during combat with a German U-Boat.
Naval Historical Center photo NH 44173
Medal of Honor citation of Ensign Daniel A.J. Sullivan (as printed in the official publication "Medal of Honor, 1861-1949, The Navy", page 125):
"For extraordinary heroism as an officer of the U.S.S. Christabel in conflict with an enemy submarine on 21 May 1918. As a result of the explosion of a depth bomb dropped near the submarine, the Christabel was so badly shaken that a number of depth charges which had been set for firing were thrown about the deck and there was imminent danger that they would explode. Ensign Sullivan immediately fell on the depth charges and succeeded in securing them, thus saving the ship from disaster, which would inevitably have caused great loss of life."
|01||LT Herbert B. Riebe, USN - USNA Class of 1906|
Awarded the Navy Cross (1918), made Honorary Commander to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (December 1945) - Retired as Captain
|31 May 1917|
|02||LCDR Millington B. McComb, USN - USNA Class of 1910|
Awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal (1918) - Retired as Lieutenant Commander
|03||LT Richard Henry Booth, USN - USNA Class of 1911|
Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)
|04||LCDR Stanley G. Womble, USN||1918|
Clearing New York 9 June 1917 Christabel put in at Brest, France, 4 July. Throughout the war she had escort and patrol duty off the coast of France. She returned to the United States in December 1918 and served with the reserve antisubmarine squadrons in training operations at New London, Conn., until 19 May 1919 when she was placed out of commission at the Marine Basin, Brooklyn, N.Y. She was sold 30 June 1919.
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