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Photo #  NH 101432:  S.S. Dubhe under repair, circa 1918


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S.S. Dubhe (Dutch Freighter, 1912).
Was briefly USS Dubhe (ID # 2562) in 1918.

S.S. Dubhe, a 3233 gross ton (7550 tons displacement) freighter, was built at Rotterdam, The Netherlands, for commercial operation under the Dutch flag. She was seized by the U.S. Government in March 1918, transferred to the Navy and, in early April, placed in commission as USS Dubhe (ID # 2562). However, she had no active service, being decommissioned and returned to the U.S. Shipping Board a few days later.

This page features all available views concerning the Dutch freighter Dubhe of 1912, which was briefly USS Dubhe (ID # 2562) in 1918.


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Photo #: NH 101432

S.S. Dubhe
(Dutch Freighter, 1912)

Under repair, circa 1918, while painted in Dutch neutrality markings.
Seized by the U.S. Government on 20 March 1918, this freighter was acquired by the Navy on 1 April 1918 and placed in commission as USS Dubhe (ID # 2562) on 2 April. On 6 April 1918, having seen no active service, she was decommissioned and returned to the U.S. Shipping Board.

The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 54KB; 740 x 465 pixels

 
Photo #: None

S.S. Dubhe
(Dutch Freighter, 1912)

Photographed in Dutch commercial service.

Source: www.wivonet.nl/nico031.htm (in 2007)

 


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