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WORLD WAR I

Photo #  NH 99706:  S.S. C.W. Morse in port, possibly in about December 1917


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Steamship C.W. Morse (American River Passenger Steamer, 1903).
Served as USS C.W. Morse (ID # 1966) in 1917-1919

C.W. Morse, a 4307 gross ton paddle-wheel river passenger steamship, was built in 1903 at Wilmington, Delaware, for commercial employment on the Hudson River, New York. In December 1917 she was chartered by the Navy and placed in service as C.W. Morse (ID # 1966). After World War I era use as a receiving ship in the New York City area, she was returned to her owners in February 1919.

This page features all available views relating to the river passenger steamship C.W. Morse, which served as USS C.W. Morse (ID # 1966) in 1917-1919.


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Photo #: NH 85930

Steamship C.W. Morse
(American River Passenger Ship, 1903)

Artwork reproduced on a contemporary postal card, depicting the steamer using her searchlight while operating at night on the Hudson River, New York.
This ship served as USS C.W. Morse (ID # 1966) during World War I.

Courtesy of Alfred Cellier, 1977.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 99706

S.S. C.W. Morse
(American River Passenger Steamer, 1903)

In port, possibly at New York City at about the time she was chartered by the U.S. Navy in December 1917.
This steamer was employed as the receiving ship C.W. Morse (ID # 1966) in 1917-1919.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 50KB; 740 x 325 pixels

 

Related image: The original print for Photo # NH 99705, a view of the steamship Berkshire, which was very similar in size and design to the S.S. C.W. Morse, was mounted on the latter's official data card.


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