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Photo #  NH 105499:  USS Floridian arriving at New York with troops on board, 1919

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S.S. Floridian (American Freighter, 1915).
Served as USS Floridian (ID # 3875) in 1919

Floridian, a 6930 gross ton freighter, was built at Baltimore, Maryland, in 1915. She was employed as a transport, under U.S. Army charter, during World War I and in late January 1919 was transferred to the Navy for further troop transport service. Placed in commission at that time as USS Floridian (ID # 3875), she made three round-trip voyages between the East Coast and France between March and July 1919, and was then decommissioned. Floridian was returned to her owners early in August 1919.

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Photo #: None

S.S. Floridian
(American Freighter, 1915)

Photographed on an unknown date, possibly before World War I.

Source: Shipscribe.

Photo #: NH 99225

S.S. Floridian
(American Freighter, 1915)

In port, probably in the New York City area circa 28 January 1919, when she was inspected by the Third Naval District for possible Navy use.
This steamer served as USS Floridian (ID # 3875) from late January until early August 1919.
Note her pattern camouflage and empty gun platform.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 96KB; 590 x 765 pixels

Photo #: NH 105499

USS Floridian
(ID # 3875)

Arriving in New York Harbor, with her decks crowded with troops returning home from France, 1919. The Statue of Liberty is visible in the left distance.
Photographed by E. Muller, Jr., New York.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 93KB; 900 x 545 pixels

Photo #: NH 106363

USS Floridian
(ID # 3875)

Ship's Officers and Crew, April 1919.
Panoramic photograph by H. Lindsey, 188 9th Avenue, New York City.
Note the wooden deckhouses on either side, containing troop latrines for Floridian's passengers.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 146KB; 1200 x 605 pixels



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