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Photo #  NH 64589:  SS Arizonan, probably photographed when first completed

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Arizonan (American Freighter, 1902).
Served as USS Arizonan (ID # 4542-A) in 1918-1919

The 8672 gross ton freighter Arizonan was launched at San Francisco, California in September 1902 a entered commercial service early in the following year. After more than a decade and a half of work for the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company, between August 1918 and September 1919 she had U.S. Navy service as USS Arizonan (ID # 4542-A) operating initially as a cargo ship and, from early 1919, as a troop transport. Returned to her owner after that, she was employed commercially under U.S. and Japanese registry until 1928, when she was scrapped at Osaka, Japan.

This page features all available views of the freighter Arizonan of 1902, and provides links to pictures of her while she was USS Arizonan (ID # 4542-A) in 1918-1919..

For more images related to this ship, see:

  • USS Arizonan (ID # 4542-A), 1918-1919.

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    Photo #: NH 64589

    S.S. Arizonan
    (American Freighter, 1902)

    Probably photographed soon after the completion of her construction.
    She served as USS Arizonan (ID # 4542-A) in 1918-1919.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 42KB; 740 x 305 pixels


    For more images related to this ship, see:

  • USS Arizonan (ID # 4542-A), 1918-1919.


  • To the best of our knowledge, the pictures referenced here are all in the Public Domain, and can therefore be freely downloaded and used for any purpose.

  • Some images linked from this page bear obsolete credit lines citing the organization name: "Naval Historical Center". Effective 1 December 2008 the name should be cited as: "Naval History and Heritage Command".

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