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Photo #  NH 1083:  USS Manna Hata on 2 April 1919

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USS Manna Hata (ID # 3396), 1918-1919

USS Manna Hata, a 1103 gross ton steam freighter built in 1900 by Harlan & Hollingsworth, Wilmington, Del., operated along the Atlantic coast between Baltimore and New York. She was commandeered by the Navy from the New York & Baltimore Transportation Co. on 7 September 1918, converted to a salvage ship, and commissioned on 22 March 1919.

Manna Hata was ordered to proceed to Brest, France, on 2 April 1919. She joined the First Salvage Division in supporting U.S. Naval Forces operating in European waters and tended the many ships used by occupation forces and other American military activities in Europe. In August she joined the force clearing the North Sea of the vast minefields laid during the war in an operation almost as intricate and dangerous as the original laying had been. Manna Hata ferried sweeping equipment and supplies from Brest and Liverpool to Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, where the minesweeping operations were based.

Manna Hata decommissioned at Brest on 25 October 1919 and was sold in London on 27 Oct 1919 to Maritime Salvors, Ltd., of London who renamed her Reliant. She was sold again in 1925 to an American owner but foundered 400 miles west of Ireland on 29 May 1925 while enroute from Grimsby, England, to New York.

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Photo #: NH 1083

USS Manna Hata
(ID # 3396)

Photographed at the New York Navy Yard on 2 April 1919.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

 
Photo #: NH 1082

USS Manna Hata
(ID # 3396)

Photographed at the New York Navy Yard on 2 April 1919.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

 


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