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Photo # NH 98569:  Troops and Sailors crowd USS Mercury's superstructure, circa late 1918 or 1919

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USS Mercury (ID # 3012), 1917-1919 --
On Board (Exterior) & Close Up Views


This page features, and provides links to, a very broad selection of the available views that were taken on board and near USS Mercury (ID # 3012)

For more images taken on board and near USS Mercury, see:

  • USS Mercury (ID # 3012) -- On Board (Exterior) & Close Up Views (Part II).

    For other pictures concerning USS Mercury, see:

  • USS Mercury (ID # 3012), 1917-1919.


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    Photo #: NH 98566

    USS Mercury (ID # 3012)


    Troops form up beside the ship, at St. Nazaire, France, at the completion of her first trans-Atlantic voyage, circa January 1918.
    Note the campaign hats and cartridge belts worn by these men.

    Courtesy of James Russell, 1980.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 105KB; 740 x 540 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 98567

    USS Mercury (ID # 3012)


    Ship's first liberty party is inspected by her Executive Officer, Commander Prentiss P. Bassett, at St. Nazaire, France. They were leaving the ship after the completion of her first trans-Atlantic trooping voyage, circa January 1918.
    Note the truck at left, marked "U.S. 2234-X", and the French army sentry with a Lebel rifle, in the left center.

    Courtesy of James Russell, 1980.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 132KB; 740 x 565 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 63554

    USS Mercury (ID # 3012)


    Inspection of troops on the ship's foredeck during a trans-Atlantic voyage, circa 1918-1919.
    Note the life rafts stowed in the foreground.
    Photographed by Lieutenant (Junior Grade) William A. Nightingale.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 112KB; 740 x 585 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 98584

    USS Mercury (ID # 3012)


    Troops boarding the ship in a French port, at the beginning of their voyage home to the United States, circa 1919.
    These men appear to be carrying M1917 rifles.

    Courtesy of Mrs. W.A. Nightengale, 1971.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 140KB; 740 x 555 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 98586

    USS Mercury (ID # 3012)


    "Homeward-bound": Troops crowd the ship's after decks, as she leaves a French port en route to the United States, circa 1919.

    Courtesy of Mrs. W.A. Nightengale, 1971.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 133KB; 740 x 560 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 98585

    USS Mercury (ID # 3012)


    U.S. Army officers on board, posing with with a Navy Commander, probably during one of the ship's trans-Atlantic voyages returning troops to the U.S. from France, circa 1919.
    The Commander (in center) may be Prentiss P. Bassett, who was Mercury's Commanding Officer for most of her service.

    Courtesy of Mrs. W.A. Nightengale, 1971.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 129KB; 740 x 560 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 98569

    USS Mercury (ID # 3012)


    Troops and Sailors crowd the ship's superstructure decks, probably upon her arrival in a U.S. port after a trip from France, circa late 1918 or 1919
    Note life boat davits and life raft.

    Courtesy of James Russell, 1980.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 118KB; 740 x 530 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 98568

    USS Mercury (ID # 3012)


    Is assisted by tugs in a U.S. harbor (possibly New York), circa 1918-1919. The tug furthest to the right has the name "__maren Lee" below its pilothouse windows.
    Photographed from Mercury's after port superstructure. Note the troops, most wearing life jackets, on her decks.

    Courtesy of James Russell, 1980.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 110KB; 740 x 540 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 98587

    USS Mercury (ID # 3012)


    Troops disembark from the ship in a U.S. port, at the end of their homeward voyage from France, circa 1919.
    Note "Welcome" banner on the building at left.
    Men leaving the ships are wearing overseas caps, while most of those on the pier wear campaign hats.

    Courtesy of Mrs. W.A. Nightengale, 1971.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 112KB; 740 x 565 pixels

     

    For more images taken on board and near USS Mercury, see:

  • USS Mercury (ID # 3012) -- On Board (Exterior) & Close Up Views (Part II).

    For other pictures concerning USS Mercury, see:

  • USS Mercury (ID # 3012), 1917-1919.


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