Battleship USS Arkansas

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Record 496/678
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Collection Albert George Ahrens
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Battleship USS Arkansas.
Year Range from 1914
Event World War I
Year range to 1917
Notes Outdoor view of the Battleship USS Arkansas at sea.
Albert George Ahrens was born in Oshkosh, WI on March 29, 1894, the son of Friederich and Maria (Haimann) Ahrens. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1914 and was assigned to the Battleship USS Arkansas. He saw action with a naval landing party in Vera Cruz, Mexico on April 22, 1914 and was commended for bravery. He became qualified as a Gun Pointer and was transferred to the collier (coaling vessel) USS Cyclops in World War I. While en route from Brazil to the United States, the ship disappeared with her crew of 293, between March 4 and 13, 1918. Ahrens was officially listed as missing on April 14, 1918. He was declared dead on June 14, 1918 after no trace of his ship could be found. It has never been determined what happened to the USS Cyclops or her crew.
Object ID P1937.2.2
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Ahrens, Albert George
Print size 7" x 9"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War I
United States Navy
Title Battleship USS Arkansas
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