TORPEDO GUN AND GUNNERS ON THE MAINE

Torpedo Gun and Gunners on the USS Maine
(Photograph by E. H. Hart)

"These instruments of destruction have to be watched with unceasing vigilance. There is always a larger element of danger about them than about the ordinary weapons of warfare; and the brave fellows in the picture were all sacrificed in the second explosion which followed the upward blow from the mine that destroyed the battleship." - Johnston

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