You can see other images in our collection of the Vera Cruz intervention here, here, and here. For an excellent political and military overview of the expedition, we encourage you to read naval historian Jack Sweetman's Naval History magazine article or his book The Landing at Veracruz: 1914.
|Signalmen from the USS Florida (BB-30) detachment prepare to go ashore. During the fighting, these men exposed themselves to enemy fire to keep American flag officers informed on the progress of the battle.|
|USS Utah (BB-31) sailors in action during the heavy fighting with Mexican forces on April 21. The Mexican forces consisted of Mexican Federal soldiers, local militiamen, and Mexican Naval cadets.|
|Sailors and Marines, possibly from Florida's company, take up anti-sniper positions. Once the heavy fighting stopped on April 22, Mexican soldiers constantly harassed American forces with snipers.|
|The Newport News-built and locally based USS Montana (ACR-13) gets underway for New York City, carrying twenty-two American Sailors and Marines killed in the fighting. The fallen were given a public funeral in New York City.|