Red Headed Stepchild
(The Barrett family memoir of Navy Life)
by Sophie Ruth Meranski with photos

 

"Jack Barrett at Pearl Harbor June 1925" as written in Mollie Barrett's handwriting in her album{J}M{
p 50-1035 MARBLEHEAD cruise. Attacking BLUE Fleet achieved surprise April 26-27, l925 traveling from San Francisco under radio silence. The main force landed on north coast of Oahu, deceiving defenders, who reacted to a diversion east of Diamond Head on southeast coast of island. The diversion was organized around the first U.S.Navy airplane carrier, the LANGLEY.The light cruiser MARBLEHEAD commissioned the previous July [l924] was probably the fastest ship in the U.S.Navy at the time and had targets on Molokai. The MARBLEHEAD spent considerable time at Lahaina on the west coast of Maui, and Jack Barrett photographed the Iao Needle, a pointed volcanic formation and Wailuku, the principal city of Maui.
Subject: Jack Barrett at Pearl Harbor
Year: 1925