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UNITED STATES NAVY
TEMPORARY AUXILIARY SHIPS
WORLD WAR I

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USS I.J. Merritt (ID # 3780), 1919-1919

USS I.J. Merritt, a 174-foot long salvage ship was originally the civilian ship of the same name. Taken over by the Navy in June 1918, while still under construction at Staten Island, New York, she was launched in February 1919 and delivered in August 1919. The following December, after brief Naval service, I.J. Merritt was sold back to her original owners, the Merritt and Chapman company.

This page features all available viewss of USS I.J. Merritt.


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Photo #: NH 75658

USS I.J. Merritt (ID # 3780)


Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken shortly before the ship was launched at Brown's shipyard, Staten Island, New York, 8 February 1919.
Copied from "The Rudder" magazine, June 1919, page 285.

Courtesy of Robert F. Sumrall, 1972.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 66KB; 740 x 530 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 75657

USS I.J. Merritt (ID # 3780)


Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken immediately after the ship was launched at Brown's shipyard, Staten Island, New York, 8 February 1919.
Copied from "The Rudder" magazine, June 1919, page 284.

Courtesy of Robert F. Sumrall, 1972.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 58KB; 740 x 340 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 75659

USS I.J. Merritt (ID # 3780)


Halftone reproduction of a photograph of the ship's triple expansion steam engine, circa 1918. This machinery was constructed by the W. & A. Fletcher Company for installation in the ship, which was launched at Brown's shipyard, Staten Island, New York, on 8 February 1919.
Copied from "The Rudder" magazine, June 1919, page 285.

Courtesy of Robert F. Sumrall, 1972.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 136KB; 625 x 675 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 100551-A

USS I.J. Merritt
(ID # 3780)

Photographed in 1919, soon after completion.
This salvage steamer was taken over by the Navy on 14 June 1918, while under construction at Staten Island, New York. Launched on 8 February 1919, she was delivered to the Navy on 27 August 1919 and sold back to her original owners, Merritt and Chapman, on 13 December 1919.

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

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 53KB; 740 x 525 pixels

 
Photo #: None

S.S. I.J. Merritt
(American Salvage Ship, 1919)

Photographed in service with Merritt and Chapman (later Merritt-Chapman & Scott) after World War I. Her bow and the shoreline beyond it have been heavily retouched. USS Iuka (AT-37) is behind her stern with other craft.

Source: Shipscribe.

 


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