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UNITED STATES NAVY
TEMPORARY AUXILIARY SHIPS
WORLD WAR I

Photo # NH 60645:  USS Maui off New York City, January 1919

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USS Maui (ID # 1514), 1918-1919

USS Maui, a 17,500-ton (displacement) transport, was built in 1917 at San Francisco, California, as the civilian passenger steamship Maui. The Navy acquired and commissioned her in March 1918 for trans-Atlantic service with the Cruiser and Transport Force. She took U.S. service personnel to the European War zone into November 1918, then reversed the process and brought veterans of World War I home. USS Maui was decommissioned in September 1919 and returned to her owners.

This page features, and provides links to, all the views that are available concerning USS Maui (ID # 1514).

For pictorial coverage of Maui as a civilian ship, see:

  • Maui (Passenger Steamship, 1917).


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    Photo #: NH 60645

    USS Maui (ID # 1514)


    Off New York City with troops on board, 25 January 1919.

    Courtesy of the Caraway Company, Rutterford, New Jersey, 1936.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 76KB; 740 x 510 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 102945

    USS Maui
    (ID # 1514)

    In port, 1919.
    The original photograph is printed on postal card ("AZO") stock.

    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2005.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 60KB; 740 x 475 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 82951

    "The Original U.S. Troop Transports"


    Chart compiled 16 August 1919, showing the number of trans-Atlantic "turn arounds" and their average duration for thirty seven U.S. Navy troop transports employed during and immediately after World War I.

    Collection of the USS Pocahontas Reunion Association, 1974.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 157KB; 690 x 655 pixels

    Click here to rotate chart 90 degrees clockwise

     

    For pictorial coverage of Maui as a civilian ship, see:

  • Maui (Passenger Steamship, 1917).


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