SCROLL DOWN PAST DESCRIPTION TO SEE ADDITIONAL SAMPLE IMAGES FROM THIS ALBUM & SEPARATE PHOTOS/POSTCARDS. Included is a photo album, loose photos and a bunch of loose real photo postcards. A total of 248 photographs and real photo postcards. Was laid down 14 June 1917 by the. Launched 23 December 1919; and commissioned 28 December 1920 at Philadelphia, Commander. Medical Corps, USN, in command. With a bed capacity of 550 patients. Relief was one of the world’s most modern and best equipped hospital ships. Assigned to the Atlantic Fleet, she departed. 26 February 1921 to provide fleet units on Caribbean maneuvers with all the facilities of a modern shore hospital. Included are the following. Photo Album 158 photographs (a few are real photo postcards). Owners name written on first page of log and then about 20 pages of the log are filled in with the first date being the commission date and then leaving Philadelphia, stopping in Hampton Roads Virginia and then to the Atlantic and eventually to Guantanamo Bay Cuba where it was stationed for several months before returning back to the United States and then trips along the Atlantic seaboard including New York City. Therefore all photographs could easily be removed from the album with no damage. Total of 158 photos that are about postcard size. Many have white lettering identification. About 50 of the photos are taken in Cuba with images of the base at Guantanamo, other places in Cuba, baseball games, etc. No missing photos and overall the album is in excellent condition. 51 Real Photo Postcards. 51 loose real photo postcards. Looks like all are unused and have not been glued in album and are clean unmarked backs. Almost all postcards have white lettering identification. Distribution is as follows. 4 of Philadelphia Navy Yard. 11 of at sea showing people on board. 30 taken in Cuba. Various photographs, many showing crew members and a few of doctors performing surgery. Please see my other auctions. The item “1921 USS Relief Navy Medical Ship Photo Album & RPPCs Archive Maiden Voyage” is in sale since Saturday, June 20, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Postcards\Military”. The seller is “patricka” and is located in San Francisco, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.
- Branch of Military: Navy
- Subject: Ship
STUDLEY & DAVIDSON OF PHILADELPHIA. The China Relief Expedition Medal was established for the Navy by Navy Department Special Orders Number 81 and for the Marine Corps by Navy Department Special Orders Number 82 on June 27, 1908. The China Relief Expedition Medal was awarded for qualifying service between the inclusive dates of May 24, 1900, and May 17, 1901. The China Relief Expedition Medal was awarded to Navy and Marine Corps personnel who served ashore with the China Relief Expedition between May 24, 1900, and May 27, 1901, or who were assigned to certain designated ships in support of the China Relief Expedition. The China Relief Expedition Medal was worn after the Philippine Campaign Medal and before the Cuban Pacification Medal. No devices were established for the China Relief Expedition Medal. Navy China Relief Expedition Medal #1 was issued to Rear Admiral Bowman H. McCalla on November 10, 1908; Marine Corps China Relief Expedition Medal #1 was issued to Sergeant John M. Adams (who also earned the Medal of Honor during the China Relief Expedition). In the center of a bronze medallion one and a quarter inches in diameter, a gate in the Chinese style in front of which is a dragon in profile. The whole is surrounded by the words, CHINA RELIEF EXPEDITION in the upper half and the date 1900 (or 1901) in the exergue. The gate is the Chienmen, the main gate to the walled city of Peking. The dragon at the bottom is the Imperial dragon, representing the government which supported the Boxers, and the date refers to the year of the campaign. In the center of a bronze medallion, an eagle with its wings displayed is shown alight upon an anchor with draped chain, over the words FOR SERVICE in raised letters. At the base of the medal, and following the contour of its rim, there is an elongated wreath composed of oak on the left and laurel on the right. Following the contour of the upper portion of the medal, the words UNITED STATES NAVY (or) UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS are shown in raised letters. The eagle is the American bald eagle and represents the United States. The anchor and draped chain allude to naval service. Oak represents strength and laurel represents victory. Please let me know if there’s anything else I can do for you! The item “U. S. ARMY CHINA RELIEF EXPEDITION MEDAL WRAP BROOCH STUDLEY/DAVIDSON TYPE” is in sale since Tuesday, October 1, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “medal_mulisha_store” and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
ORIGINAL UNITED STATES A RMY CHINA R ELEIF EXPEDITIONS MEDAL W/ F ULL WRAP BROOCH. STUDLEY & DAVIDSON OF PHILADELPHIA. RIBBON DRAPE TESTED UV NEGATIVE AS SHOWN. The China Campaign Medal was established by paragraph (c) of War Department General Orders Number 5 dated January 12, 1905. The China Campaign medal was awarded for qualifying service between the inclusive dates of June 20, 1900, and May 27, 1901. The China Campaign Medal was awarded for military service ashore in China with the China Relief Expedition between June 20, 1900, and May 27, 1901. The China Campaign Medal was worn after the Philippine Congressional Medal and before the Army of Cuban Pacification Medal. The only device authorized for the China Campaign Medal was the Silver Citation Star, a five-pointed star three-sixteenths of an inch in diameter. If authorized for gallantry in action during the Boxer Rebellion, the Silver Citation Star could be worn on the ribbon of the China Campaign Medal. A total of 47 Silver Citation Stars were retroactively awarded to 40 recipients for gallantry in action during the Boxer Rebellion. The China Campaign Medal was designed by Francis D. In the center of a bronze medallion one and a quarter inches in diameter, a Chinese five-toed dragon in the full face position, encircled by the words CHINA RELIEF EXPEDITION 1900 – 1901, the words being separated from the dates by bullets. According to Millet, the Imperial Chinese dragon was often represented in a circle; so, this favorite Chinese design was chosen to symbolize the location and identity of the opponent in this campaign. The Chinese illustrate the Imperial dragon with the Pearl of Immorality not far from its opened mouth. Millet deleted the Pearl of Immortality in this representation thus alluding to victory over the Boxers. Another reason he selected the dragon rather than a building, according to a letter he wrote to General Humphrey, was that having already an architectural form, so to speak, on the Spanish Medal, I thought it would not look well to have a second architectural form in the line of medals you and others will wear. The reverse shows an eagle with wings displayed, alight upon a trophy consisting of a canno;, six rifles and four standards; an Indian shield; a quiver of arrows and three spears; a Cuban machete, and a Sulu kris. The whole is enclosed by a circle composed of the words, UNITED STATES ARMY in the upper half, and thirteen stars in the lower half. The standards represent the five great wars of the United States as of 1905: the Revolution; the War of 1812; the Mexican War; the Spanish-American War; and the Philippine Insurrection. The weapons suggest the armed resistance offered by the defeated opponents in those wars. The eagle is the American bald eagle and represents the United States, and the thirteen stars allude the original colonies and symbolize unity. The six rifles, four standards, and three spears total thirteen, which is consistent with the thirteen stars at the bottom of the medal. The ribbon to the China Campaign Medal is yellow with blue edges. The yellow was selected by Millet because it was one of the colors of the Imperial Manchu dynasty; the blue edges were employed to distinguish the ribbon from all others. Please let me know if there’s anything else I can do for you! The item “U. S. ARMY CHINA RELIEF EXPEDITION MEDAL WRAP BROOCH GEORGE W. STUDLEY-DAVIDSON” is in sale since Wednesday, July 17, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “medal_mulisha_store” and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States