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WORLD WAR I

Photo # NH 103043:  USS Montpelier in port, 1919

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USS Montpelier (ID # 1954), 1919-1919.
Previously S.S. Bochum (German Freighter, 1912) and the American steamship Montpelier

USS Montpelier, a 16,000-ton (displacement) transport, was built at Rostock, Germany, in 1912 as a 6161 gross ton German commercial freighter. She was seized by the U.S. Government in 1917 under the name Bochum. Later renamed Montpelier, she operated under charter to the Army during World War I. In March 1919 she began conversion to a transport and, when this work was completed, entered commissioned service as USS Montpelier (ID # 1954). The ship was decommissioned and returned to the U.S. Shipping Board in October 1919.

This page features all available views concerning USS Montpelier (ID # 1954) and the freighter Bochum.


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Photo #: NH 99538

Bochum
(German Freighter, 1912)

In port after being taken over by the U.S. Government, possibly on 24 August 1917 when she was inspected by the 12th Naval District.
Later renamed Montepelier, this ship served as USS Montpelier (ID # 1954) in 1919.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 62KB; 740 x 420 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 99539

USS Montpelier
(ID # 1954)

In port, possibly when she was inspected by the 3rd Naval District on 11 April 1919.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 59KB; 635 x 675 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 103043

USS Montpelier
(ID # 1954)

In port, with a New Mexico class battleship alongside, 1919.
The original image is printed on postal card ("AZO") stock. The card's reverse bears the pencilled inscription "The boat I came home on from France".

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2005.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 56KB; 740 x 440 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 106596

USS Montpelier
(ID # 1954)

Dressed with flags in a French port, 1919.
The original image is printed on post card ("AZO") stock.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2009.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 54KB; 900 x 530 pixels

 


NOTES:

  • To the best of our knowledge, the pictures referenced here are all in the Public Domain, and can therefore be freely downloaded and used for any purpose.

  • Some images linked from this page may bear obsolete credit lines citing the organization name: "Naval Historical Center". Effective 1 December 2008 the name should be cited as: "Naval History and Heritage Command".


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    Page made 18 February 2004
    New image added 21 December 2009