Friday, December 01, 2006

The Sterlet in Hong Kong 1963

The Sterlet SS-392 sits outboard the French Frigate "Victor Schoelcher" in Hong Kong Harbor. Victor Schoelcher, 1804–1893, was a French humanitarian and statesman. He was involved in the abolition movement, and presided over a commission that secured the abolition of slavery in French territory. Photo was taken in 1963.
Crewmembers watch the Hong Kong sights from the fantail while a little Sampan comes along side in search of discarded food. August Nagy sits on the cleat.
Clarence Wahlstrom, TM1, also known affectionately as "Cuddles" sits on the Sterlet gangplank enjoying a smoke.

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