A minelayer or mine planter ship in New Orleans, Louisiana on 14 May 1943
A minelayer or mine planter ship. Official caption: "U.S. Mine Planter No. 16 ('Col. George W. Ricker') at Pauline Street Wharf, NOPofE, 14 May 1943. This Mine Planter arrived NOPofE from Point Pleasant, West Virginia, under date of 11 May 1943. This vessel sailed from NOPofE to Harbor Defense of Chesepeake Bay, Fort Monroe, Va. Official U.S. Army Photograph. New Orleans Port of Embarkation. Publication Prohibited Unless Authorized. When published credit line must read: 'Photograph by U.S. Army.' 298-1-43." New Orleans, Louisiana.