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WORLD WAR I

Photo # NH 102944:  USS Edgecombe at Rotterdam, 16 March 1919

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USS Edgecombe (ID # 3894), 1918-1919.
Originally S.S. Edgecombe (American Freighter, 1918)

USS Edgecombe, a 6990 gross ton (13,903 tons displacement) cargo ship, was built in 1918 at Seattle, Washington, for the United States Shipping Board as the civilian freighter of the same name. She was transferred to the Navy upon, or soon after, completion and placed in commission in late December 1918. The ship left the West Coast for Norfolk, Virginia, in mid-January 1919, subsequently proceeding across the Atlantic to England and the Netherlands with a cargo of food to help relieve famine in distressed post-World War I Europe. In April 1919, following her return voyage to the United States, USS Edgecombe was decommissioned and returned to the Shipping Board.

This page features all available views concerning USS Edgecombe (ID # 3894) and the civilian freighter Edgecombe.


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Photo #: NH 102944

USS Edgecombe
(ID # 3894)

At Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 16 March 1919.
The original photograph is printed on postal card stock, and has a small photo of a man (possibly a member of the ship's crew) pasted on its lower right corner.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2005.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 55KB; 740 x 460 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 54341

S.S. Edgecombe
(American Freighter, 1918)

At dock after launching, at the Skinner and Eddy Corporation shipyard, Seattle, Washington, in 1918.
Turned over to the Navy after completion, she was commissioned as USS Edgecombe (ID # 3894) in December 1918.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 69KB; 740 x 485 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 54340

S.S. Edgecombe
(American Freighter, 1918)

At dock after launching, at the Skinner and Eddy Corporation shipyard, Seattle, Washington, in 1918.
Turned over to the Navy after completion, she served as USS Edgecombe (ID # 3894) from December 1918 to April 1919.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 58KB; 740 x 475 pixels

 


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