I received this letter Friday in response to my article and photos of Leavenworth prisoners wearing hats.
Dear Ancestry Insider,
What is of interest to me is Mr. Ames' hat and the ribbon. It says U.S.S. Farragut.
USS Farragut may refer to:
- Farragut (TB-11), a torpedo boat, commissioned on 5 June 1889
- Farragut (DD-300) was a Clemson-class destroyer commissioned on 4 June 1920
- Farragut (DD-348), the lead ship of her class of destroyers, was commissioned on 18 June 1934
- Farragut (DDG-37), again the lead ship of her class of destroyers, was commissioned on 10 December 1960
- USS Farragut (DDG-99) is a Flight IIa Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, commissioned on 10 June 2006
With his conviction being in 1913, he must (assuming the picture was taken before his sentencing and not some years after) have served on the torpedo boat.
Enjoy looking at the different ships; they are found by entering the ship's name, clicking on the most recent and then clicking on the link at the top to show all ships bearing the name.
I love it! This is why genealogy is so fun. What other hobby or vocation bids you learn about prisons, uniforms, ships, militaries, histories (personal and macro), and photo examination, all in one afternoon? Thanks for sharing.
P.S. Happy Leap Day, everyone!
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