One of young Charles' biggest moments must have been when he was on the U.S.S. Delaware when it first was launched. Follow this link to the Naval Historical Center to read more about the U.S.S. Delaware. This site also has numerous pictures of the ship in action. You will need internet access.
This was taken from the back of the picture: "Chas. P. Mulhern, S[an] F[rancisco], Petty Officer, U.S. Navy, U.S.S. Delaware. May 20, 1913, age 19"
His age is unknown here but he has more "hash marks" on his sleeve. I guess it was probably taken around 1925.
His age is unknown here but he there are even more "hash marks" on his sleeve. I guess it was probably taken around 1950.
This picture was found with his other pictures. It appears to have been taken around the time of the World War (WW I).
From the back which was hard to decipher: "This is a picture we had taken at the [?] station at St. John's" Charles is the last person on the right side.
From the back: "Depth bomb exploding digging up a German sub."
From the bottom of picture: "Trefassey, Newfoundland, May 5, 1919" Charles has the "x" above him.
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