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Photo # NH 102129:  USS Piave departing on her official trials, 18 December 1918

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USS Piave (ID # 3799), 1918-1919

USS Piave, a 6336 gross ton cargo ship, was built in 1918 at Kearny, New Jersey. Commissioned in December 1918, she was assigned to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service for trans-Atlantic service. Piave went ashore near Deal, England, while nearing the end of her first voyage. Though all those on board were rescued, the ship was broken up by wave action and became a total loss.

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S.S. Piave (American freighter, 1918)


Photographed on 17 December 1918 by her builder, Federal Shipbuilding Company, Kearny, New Jersey.

Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-32-S.

 
Photo #: NH 102129

USS Piave (ID # 3799)


Departing the shipyard of her builder, Federal Shipbuilding Company, Kearny, New Jersey, for official trials, 18 December 1918.
USS Piave was wrecked near Deal, England, on 29 January 1919. She was stricken from the Navy list on 4 February 1919.

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

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 105608

USS Piave
(ID # 3799)

Probably photographed around the time of her completion at Kearny, New Jersey, in December 1918. This ship was commissioned in December 1918 and was wrecked on the English coast in January 1919.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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S.S. Piave
(American freighter, 1918)

The ship's engine room photographed by her builder, Federal Shipbuilding Co., Kearny, N.J. Her double reduction gear is on the left and her turbine is on the right. The large exhaust steam duct departs the turbine at its after end while the vertical main steam line from the boiler room enters the turbine at its front end. The ship's machinery was built by General Electric.

Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-32-S.

 
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S.S. Piave
(American freighter, 1918)

The ship's engine room, looking forward, photographed by her builder, Federal Shipbuilding Co., Kearny, N.J. The ship's double reduction gear and propeller shaft are in the foreground with the exhaust steam duct from her turbine behind it and the vertical main steam line from the boiler room beyond it to the right. Her machinery was built by General Electric.

Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-32-S.

 


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