Thirty Seconds at Mobile Bay

Ron Coddington
Dec 29, 2014 · 8 min read
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George Work, U.S. Navy. Author’s collection.
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Tunis Augustus MacDonough Craven, U.S. Navy. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration collection.
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“Battle of Mobile Bay…Passing Fort Morgan and the Torpedoes” depicts the moment that the Tecumseh struck the underwater mine. U.S. Naval Historical Center collection.
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A sketch by noted war artist Alfred R. Waud shows Cmdr. Craven and his pilot shortly before the loss of the Tecumseh. Library of Congress collection.


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