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Photo #  NH 99226:  SS General G.W. Goethals in port, circa 1917-1919


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S.S. General G.W. Goethals (American Passenger-Cargo Steamer, 1911).
Originally the German steamer Grunewald.
Served as USS General G.W. Goethals (ID # 1443) in 1919

General G.W. Goethals, a 4707 gross ton passenger-cargo ship, was built at Hamburg, Germany, in 1911 as the German commercial steamer Grunewald. Later becoming a U.S. flag merchantman, she was taken over by the Navy in March 1919 and placed in commission as USS General G.W. Goethals (ID # 1443). As a troop transport assigned to the Cruiser and Transport Force, she was employed carrying U.S. service personnel home from France and taking cargo to Europe. The ship made three round-trip trans-Atlantic voyages for these purposes between April and August 1919, then carried supplies from the East Coast to the Gulf Coast, Caribbean and Panama. Decommissioned upon her return to New York in mid-September 1919, General G.W. Goethals was returned to her owner, the Panama Railroad Steamship Company.

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Photo #: NH 99226

General G.W. Goethals
(American Passenger-Cargo Steamer, 1911)

In port, circa 1917-1919, with the barge Ethel & Lillian alongside.
Originally the German ship Grunewald, this ship served as USS General G.W. Goethals (ID # 1443) from March into September 1919.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 79KB; 740 x 480 pixels

 
Photo #: Unknown

USS General G.W. Goethals
(ID # 1443)

In an American port circa mid-1919 while bringing troops home from Europe.
The reverse side of this post card dated 10 June 1919 on which the writer calls the ship a "tub" may be seen here.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, circa 2013.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

 


The ship seen in the following photograph is probably USS General G.W. Goethals (ID # 1443):

Photo #: NH 104731-A

USS General G.W. Goethals
(ID # 1443)
(probable identification)

Off Newport News, Virginia, in 1919.
Photographed by Holladay, Newport News, Va.
This image is cropped from Photo # NH 104731

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 56KB; 740 x 440 pixels

 


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