Last modified on July 30, 1997
When in Shanghai, the Augusta was moored along the Bund in the Whangpoo River with the other foreign warships protecting the international settlement. The Bund was the heart of the busy commercial international district of Shanghai. There were American, Russian, French, British, German, Italian, Dutch, and Japanese neighborhoods.
Panorama of Shanghai Bund
Also stationed in Shanghai was the famous Fourth Marine Regiment, the China Marines, to which my father was attached.
Fourth Regiment Colors
The Fourth Marines obviously enjoyed their Shanghai duty in the days before the fighting began.
Fourth Marines Privates Club