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WORLD WAR I

Photo #  NH 100866:  S.S. Cohasset in port, circa 1918


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S.S. Cohasset (American Freighter, 1918)
Served as USS Cohasset (ID # 3679) in 1918-1919

Cohasset, a 5770 gross ton freighter, was built in 1918 by the Fore River Shipbuilding Corporation at Quincy, Massachusetts, as part of the Emergency Fleet Corporation's World War I merchant ship construction program. She was turned over to the Navy in early December 1918 and placed in commission at that time as USS Cohasset (ID # 3679). Assigned to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service, she made two round-trip voyages between the East Coast and France from mid-December 1918 to late April 1919. In May 1919 USS Cohasset was decommissioned and returned to the United States Shipping Board.

This page features all available views concerning the freighter Cohasset, which was USS Cohasset (ID # 3679) in 1918-1919.


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S.S. Cohasset
(American Freighter, 1918)

Photographed on 18 November 1918 at the yard of her builder, Bethlehem Steel Co., Fore River Plant, Quincy, Mass. Note the numerous destroyers fitting out.

Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-32-S.

 
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S.S. Cohasset
(American Freighter, 1918)

Photographed on 29 November 1918 during builder's trials.

Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-32-S.

 
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S.S. Cohasset
(American Freighter, 1918)

Photographed on 29 November 1918 during builder's trials.

Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-32-S.

 
Photo #: NH 100866

S.S. Cohasset
(American Freighter, 1918)

In port, possibly when inspected by the First Naval District on 29 November 1918.
This steamer was acquired by the Navy and placed in commission on 5 December 1918 as USS Cohasset (ID # 3679). Following service with the Naval Overseas Transportation Service she was decommissioned and returned to the U.S. Shipping Board on 9 May 1919.

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

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 48KB; 740 x 485 pixels

 


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