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Photo #  NH 105280:  USS Peter H. Crowell circa 1917-1918.

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USS Peter H. Crowell (ID # 2987), 1917-1919.
Originally, and later, S.S. Peter H. Crowell (American Freighter, 1912).

Peter H. Crowell, a 3101 gross ton (6610 tons displacement) freighter, was built at Newport News, Virginia, in 1912. She was commissioned in the Navy at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as USS Peter H. Crowell (ID # 2987) on 20 December 1917. The freighter sailed from Norfolk, Virginia in February 1918 in her first convoy to Europe, delivering her cargo of Army supplies at Brest, France in March. In June 1918 she transported lumber and housing materials from Charleston, South Carolina to Brest, again joining her convoy at Norfolk. In August 1918 Peter H. Crowell received an armament of one 5"/51 gun on a platform aft and a six-pounder on a platform forward, and in September she carried out her third voyage in convoy to Brest. Returning to New York in November, she loaded a shipment of coal which she delivered at San Diego, California, in January 1919. The ship then carried a cargo of supplies from San Francisco to Norfolk and New York. USS Peter H. Crowell was decommissioned on 20 March 1919 and transferred to the U.S. Shipping Board for simultaneous return to her owners. During two decades of post-World War I commercial service S.S. Peter H. Crowell changed owners but not her name in 1924 and 1936. She was scrapped in 1939.

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Photo #: NH 65120

S.S. Peter H. Crowell
(American freighter, 1912)

This freighter was in commission as USS Peter H. Crowell (ID # 2987) from 20 December 1917 to 20 March 1919. The photograph was taken by E. P. Griffith of Newport News, Virginia, probably at the time of the ship's completion by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 105280

USS Peter H. Crowell
(ID # 2987)

This freighter, built in 1912, was in commission from 20 December 1917 to 20 March 1919.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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