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USS Benicia Brings Hula King

USS Benecia in Kittery / SeacoastNH.comStrawbery Banke Presents
HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #143

Historians often track the same ship through various names. The USS Benicia that served in the Pacific after 1869 was originally launched at Portsmouth Yard as the Algoma a year earlier. The Benicia transported King David Kalakaua of Hawaii (the man who popularized the hula dance) to San Francisco in 1874.


 

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USS Benicia  ala USS Algoma, Portsmouth-built launched in Kittery / Strawbery Banke Archives

From HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH
Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
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USS Benecia transports King David Kalakaua / SeacoastNH.com

Detail in Kittery Yard with Portsmouth, NH in background / SeacoastNH.com

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