The J. Welles Henderson Library & Archives at the Independence Seaport Museum is now on Tumblr!
In celebration of our launch, and in lieu of our own Champagne bottle breaking, we’ll feature a photo from our collections from 1920 of the christening of the USS Bainbridge.


Miss Juliet Edith Greene, great-great granddaughter of William Bainbridge, sponsor, USS Bainbridge, June 12, 1920. New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey.
This destroyer was named after William Bainbridge, a naval officer who commanded ships during the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812, and served as a commandant of the Philadelphia Navy Yard in the 1820s.

From the online exhibit at the J. Welles Henderson Library at the Independence Seaport Museum Ladies Who Launch: Ship Christening Photographs from Delaware Valley Shipyards

The J. Welles Henderson Library & Archives at the Independence Seaport Museum is now on Tumblr!

In celebration of our launch, and in lieu of our own Champagne bottle breaking, we’ll feature a photo from our collections from 1920 of the christening of the USS Bainbridge.

Miss Juliet Edith Greene, great-great granddaughter of William Bainbridge, sponsor, USS Bainbridge, JuneĀ 12, 1920. New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey.

This destroyer was named after William Bainbridge, a naval officer who commanded ships during the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812, and served as a commandant of the Philadelphia Navy Yard in the 1820s.

From the online exhibit at the J. Welles Henderson Library at the Independence Seaport Museum Ladies Who Launch: Ship Christening Photographs from Delaware Valley Shipyards