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The officers and crew of Revenue Cutter McCulloch, no date.
At the time of its commissioning in 1897, McCulloch was the largest cutter in the Revenue Cutter Service fleet.
McCulloch, while under the command of D. B. Hogsdon, famously saw service with Commodore George Dewey and his Squadron in Manila Bay, Philippines, at the outbreak of the Spanish-American War. McCulloch's Chief Engineer, Frank B. Randall, died "from the effects of heat and over-exertion" during the engagement.