Corsair (1899)
 
(Later USS Corsair SP-159, USCG Oceanographer OSS-26, USS Oceanographer AGS-3)

November 19, 1909: Corsair seen in drydock.
 
Corsair seen in the 1910's, location unknown.
Corsair seen in the 1910's, location unknown.
May 1917: USS Corsair SP-159 fitting out for war service. USS Harvard SP-209 is seen alongside.
May 1917: Officers and men of USS Corsair SP-159 seen soon after commissioning.
Officers (seated in front row) from left to right;
An unidentified Lieutenant
Lt. Commander William B. Porter, USNRF(Executive Officer, later Commanding Officer)
Lt. Commander Theodore A. Kittinger, USN (Commanding Officer)
Lieutenant Robert E. Tod, USNRF
Lieutenant (j.g.) John K. Hutchinson, USNRF
Warrant Officer Roy J. McGuire, USNRF
An unidentified Warrant Officer
May 1917: Crewmen of USS Corsair SP-159 seen spelling out Corsair's name in semaphore (wig-wag) code soon after commissioning. Note the two 3"/50 guns. USS Harvard SP-209 is probably the ship alongside.
Some of the crewmen of USS Corsair SP-159 seen in the war zone.
One of the ship's 3"/50 guns seen in 1918.
1918: The depth charge equipment on USS Corsair SP-159. Note the Y-Gun, full depth charge rack and the two machine guns. More depth charges can be seen stowed along the ship's rails.
Lt. Commander William B. Porter, USNRF, commanding officer of USS Corsair SP-159. Photo probably taken soon after Porter was made commanding officer on May 31, 1918.
Officers of USS Corsair SP-159, Commanding Officer, Lt. Commander William B. Porter, USNRF, is seen standing third from right. Photo probably taken soon after Porter was made commanding officer on May 31, 1918.
May 9, 1919: Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels standing with several unidentified officers at left. To the right are the ship's Commanding Officer Lt. Commander William B. Porter, USNRF, and Rear Admiral Ralph Earle, USN. Secretary Daniels embarked Corsair at Plymouth, England for a voyage to Brest, France.
May 8, 1919: Mrs. Daniels, Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels and Corsair's Commanding Officer Lt. Commander William B. Porter, USNRF, seen during the voyage to Brest, France.


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