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Nom de l'objet : Photograph
Type de l'objet : Print
Catégorie de l'objet : Communication Artifacts
Sous-catégorie de l'objet : Documentary Artifact
Matériaux : Paper
Technique de fabrication : Developed
Numéro d'accession : No Acquisition # 11
Province d'utilisation : Newfoundland
Pays d'utilisation : Canada
Période : WWII
Description : The photograph is a black and white image of a gentlemen in a navy uniform. In the photograph he is smiling with arms folded across his chest. The image is only of his upper torso.
Commentaires : The image is of Joseph Janocha who sailed aboard the USS Pollux. On February 18, 1942, a fleet of three ships the USS Truxton, Pollux, and Wilkes were travelling to Argentia, Newfoundland in a blinding snow storm. At approximately 4:30 am the Wilkes ran aground on the beach but was able to get itself unstuck. However, the 1200 ton destroyer USS Truxton crashed ashore at Chamber Cove on the outer side of the St. Lawrence. At the same time the 6085 ton supply ship USS Pollux ran aground at Lawn Point. In the disaster that followed, 293 people died and 186 survived. The survivors credit their rescue to the people of nearby Lawn and St. Lawrence who risked their lives to help the sailors.
Longueur : 26
Largeur : 21
Unité de mesure linéaire : cm
Nombre d'objets : 1
Nombre de parties composantes : 2
Nom des parties composantes : Photograph and frame.
Établissement : Lawn Heritage Museum 
Ville de l'établissement : Lawn
Province de l'établissement : Newfoundland & Labrador

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