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WORLD WAR I

Photo # NH 96308: S.S. Howick Hall in New York Harbor, prior to World War I


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S.S. Howick Hall (British Freighter, 1910).
Later USS Howick Hall (ID # 1303), 1918-1919

Howick Hall, a 8,097-ton steam cargo ship, was built in 1910 at Port Glasgow, Scotland. She was acquired the U.S. Navy and commissioned as USS Howick Hall (ID # 1303) in August 1918. During and shortly after the First World War, she made two trans-Atlantic voyages in support of the American Expeditionary Force in France. Following the end of the second trip, USS Howick Hall was decommissioned in March 1919 and returned to her owners.

This page features all available views concerning the freighter Howick Hall, which was USS Howick Hall (ID # 1303) in 1918-1919.


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Photo #: NH 96308

Howick Hall
(U.S. Freighter, 1910)

In New York Harbor, prior to World War I.
Chartered by the Army in September 1917, she was taken over by the Navy and commissioned as USS Howick Hall (ID # 1303) on 24 August 1918. The ship was returned to her owner on 13 March 1919.

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

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 74KB; 740 x 575 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 105600

S.S. Howick Hall
(American freighter, 1910)

Photographed circa 1917. This former British freighter was in commission as USS Howick Hall (ID # 1303) from August 1918 to March 1919.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 63KB; 740 x 460 pixels

 


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