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WORLD WAR I

Photo # NH 86442:  USS Rescue at Norfolk, Virginia, 1918-1919

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USS Rescue (ID # 3209), 1918-1919.
Originally S.S. Rescue (American Salvage Ship, 1899)

S.S. Rescue, a 537 gross ton salvage ship, was built at Tottenville, New York, in 1899 for employment as a commercial salvage ship. She was acquired by the Navy in September 1918 and placed in commission at that time as USS Rescue (ID # 3209). After eight months' service with the Fifth Naval District, the ship was decommissioned in mid-May 1919 and sold back to her former owners, the Merritt & Chapman Wrecking Company of Norfolk, Virginia.

This page features all available views concerning USS Rescue (ID # 3209) and the civilian salvage ship Rescue of 1899.


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Photo #: NH 86441

S.S. Rescue
(American Tug, 1899)

Photographed prior to World War I.
Owned by the Merritt & Chapman Wrecking Company of Norfolk, Virginia, this ship served as USS Rescue (ID # 3209) in 1918-1919.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 118KB; 860 x 745 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 86442

USS Rescue
(ID # 3209)

At the Merritt & Chapman Wrecking Company pier, Norfolk, Virginia, 1918-1919.
Before and after World War I, she was that company's tug Rescue.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 48KB; 740 x 355 pixels

 


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