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Photo # NH 63241:  USS Zeppelin underway, 1919

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USS Zeppelin (ID # 4042), 1919-1919

USS Zeppelin, an 21,753 ton transport, was built in 1914 at Vegesack, Germany, as the 15,200 gross ton German flag commercial passenger liner of the same name. She was acquired by the Navy in 1919, and was placed in commission in early March of that year. During the following months she brought nearly 16,000 passengers home from Europe, mainly American World War I veterans. USS Zeppelin was decommissioned in late November 1919 and, a month later, was turned over the the British. She was operated as S.S. Ormuz during much of the following decade.

This page features, and provides links to, all the views that are available concerning USS Zeppelin (ID # 4042).

For additional images related to this ship, see:

  • USS Zeppelin (ID # 4042) -- On Board and Miscellaneous Views.


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    Photo #: NH 63241

    USS Zeppelin
    (ID # 4042)

    Underway in 1919.

    Courtesy of the Caraway Co., Rutterfort, New Jersey, 1936.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 78KB; 740 x 535 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 103320

    USS Zeppelin
    (ID # 4042)

    Halftone reproduction of a photograph of the ship. This view has been retouched, adding two small steamers and a tug in the foreground.
    This image is one of ten photographs published in a "Souvenir Folder" of views concerning USS Zeppelin.

    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2005.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 79KB; 740 x 485 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 103331

    USS Zeppelin
    (ID # 4042)

    In port during 1919, while serving as a troop transport.
    The original image was printed on postal card ("AZO") stock.

    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2005.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 65KB; 740 x 470 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 74703

    USS Zeppelin
    (ID # 4042)

    Panoramic photograph of the ship arriving at New York, July 1919. She is being assisted by tugs, among them U.S. Army Tug # 5 (in the foreground).

    Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1971.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 116KB; 1200 x 480 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 44091

    Navy C-type Blimp


    Greets USS Zeppelin as she arrived off New York, circa 28 June 1919. The transport was bringing crews of the seaplanes NC-1, NC-3 and NC-4 back to the U.S. after their trans-Atlantic flight attempt.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 72KB; 740 x 585 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 103408

    USS Zeppelin
    (ID # 4042)

    In port in 1919, probably at Hoboken, New Jersey.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 65KB; 550 x 765 pixels

     

    For additional images related to this ship, see:

  • USS Zeppelin (ID # 4042) -- On Board and Miscellaneous Views.


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