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WORLD WAR I

Photo # NH 101959:  USS Keresaspa in camouflage paint, circa 1918

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USS Keresaspa (ID # 1484), 1918-1919

USS Keresaspa, a 4637-gross-ton cargo ship, was built in 1903 in England. Prior to World War I, she was the Austrian civilian freighter Franconia. She was acquired by the Navy and placed in commission in late October 1918, subsequently making one voyage to France with a cargo of horses and mules. Keresaspa was returned to her owners in February 1919. In 1922, while employed as a merchant ship, she was renamed Pannonia.

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Photo #: NH 101959

USS Keresaspa (ID # 1484)


Photographed circa 1918, camouflaged for World War I service. The view looks forward from off the ship's starboard quarter.

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

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 77KB; 740 x 585 pixels

 


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