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Photo # NH 43124:  USS Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm off New York City, 1919

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USS Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm (ID # 4063), 1919-1919.
Formerly the German passenger steamer Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm, 1908

USS Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm, a 26,050-ton (displacement) troop transport, was built in 1907-1908 at Geestemunde, Germany, as the North German Lloyd passenger steamship of the same name. Seized by the Allies after the end of World War I, she was turned over to the U.S. Navy and placed in commission in late March 1919 for use transporting U.S. servicemen home from Europe. From April into August Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm made five trips from France and the U.S., carrying over 15,000 passengers, mainly U.S. Army personnel. She was decommissioned in November 1919 and transferred to the U.S. Shipping Board.

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  • USS Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm (ID # 4063), 1919-1919 -- On Board Views.


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    Photo #: NH 43124

    USS Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm
    (ID # 4063)

    Off Manhattan Island, New York City, with her decks crowded with U.S. troops returning from Europe, 1919.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 81KB; 740 x 550 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 104472

    USS Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm
    (ID # 4063)

    Halftone reproduction of a heavily retouched photograph of the ship. It was published in 1919 by A.M. Simon, 324 E. 23rd St., New York City, as one of ten images in a "Souvenir Folder" concerning USS Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm.

    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 79KB; 740 x 495 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 99471

    USS Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm
    (ID # 4063)

    In port in 1919, possibly in the New York City area when she was inspected by the Third Naval District after her initial passage from European waters after entering Navy service.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 52KB; 585 x 765 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 99457

    USS Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm
    (ID # 4063)

    Being assisted by tugs, probably in the New York Harbor area, 1919.
    Photographed from USS Scranton (ID # 3511).

    Photograph from the USS Scranton photo album kept by J.D. Bartar, one of her crew members.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 67KB; 740 x 445 pixels

     


    For more pictures related this ship, see:

  • USS Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm (ID # 4063), 1919-1919 -- On Board Views.


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