[Photograph of R. W. Coyne in U.S.S. Texas Navigation Office]

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Photograph of two men in a small office on U.S.S. Texas. A note included with the photo describes the scene: "The view of the navigation office to the right of the entrance and opposite the desk: The individual standing is R. W. Coyne, a photo striker. He did not live in the office. He is probably using a paper cutter to trim the borders of photographs. I (sewing) am seated on the cover of an opening through which 40mm clips of ammunition were passed to supply the 40mm quad just outside the office door. In the far corner is a ... continued below

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1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 9 cm.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Battleship Texas State Historic Site Photograph Collection and one other and was provided by Texas Parks & Wildlife Department to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 17 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Photograph of two men in a small office on U.S.S. Texas. A note included with the photo describes the scene: "The view of the navigation office to the right of the entrance and opposite the desk: The individual standing is R. W. Coyne, a photo striker. He did not live in the office. He is probably using a paper cutter to trim the borders of photographs. I (sewing) am seated on the cover of an opening through which 40mm clips of ammunition were passed to supply the 40mm quad just outside the office door. In the far corner is a filing cabinet with one drawer partially open. A shelf was attached to what I assume was part of the structure for the mast. On the shelf is a barograph which made a record of changes in the atmospheric pressure. On top of the barograph is the telephone. The table (or desk) was quite high. Note that the top of the table is above Coyne's waist. I sat on a tall stool when I worked on weather maps. The lower right corner of a map is visible in the lower left side of the photograph. The corner of the map is fastened down with a thumb tack. The top of the table was covered with a dark red composition which permitted thumb tacks to be used, but its surface was smooth and hard enough to be used as a writing and drawing surface. The table was supported by metal brackets, and I believe there was a shelf under the table. The top edge of the table was against the bulkhead."

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1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 9 cm.

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Battleship Texas State Historic Site Photograph Collection

These photographs depict the evolution of the famous Battleship Texas, including its technology and appearance over time, how she contributed to war efforts, and the lives of the men who served on the ship.

Rescuing Texas History, 2014

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  • Dec. 19, 2014, 11:07 p.m.

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  • Jan. 22, 2015, 12:46 p.m.

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[Photograph of R. W. Coyne in U.S.S. Texas Navigation Office], photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth556690/: accessed July 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.