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Photo # NH 102986:  USS Arizonan in port, 1919

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USS Arizonan (ID # 4542-A), 1918-1919.
Originally, and later, S.S. Arizonan (American Freighter, 1902).

S.S. Arizonan, a 8762 gross ton freighter built at San Francisco, California in 1902, was taken over by the Navy in August 1918 and placed in commission as USS Arizonan (ID # 4542-A). The ship made one round-trip voyage to France before the 11 November 1918 Armistice ended the First World War's fighting. In February 1919, following conversion work, she began operations as a transport. Arizonan completed four trips to and from France during the next six months, taking cargo to Europe and bringing home service personnel and war materiel. On her last eastward voyage, in July 1919, she took USS Edward Luckenbach (ID # 1662) in tow after encountering that disabled ship in mid-ocean. USS Arizonan was decommissioned in late September 1919 and returned to her owners, the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company.

This page features, and provides links to, all available views concerning USS Arizonan (ID # 4542-A).

For more images related to this ship, see:

  • USS Arizonan (ID # 4542-A) -- On Board and Close-Up Views, and
  • S.S. Arizonan (American Freighter, 1902).


    Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.

    Photo #: NH 102985

    USS Arizonan
    (ID # 4542-A)

    In drydock while wearing pattern camouflage, 1918.
    The original photograph is printed on postal card ("AZO") stock.

    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2005.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 59KB; 740 x 430 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 102986

    USS Arizonan
    (ID # 4542-A)

    In port, following conversion to a transport in 1919.
    The original photograph is printed on postal card ("AZO") stock.

    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2005.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 73KB; 740 x 485 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 102987

    USS Arizonan
    (ID # 4542-A)

    In a U.S. East Coast harbor, with her decks crowded with troops returning home from Europe, 1919.
    The original photograph is printed on postal card stock.

    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2005.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 41KB; 740 x 435 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 106616

    USS Arizonan
    (ID # 4542-A)

    Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken in 1919.
    This view was published circa 1919 as one of ten images in a "Souvenir Folder" concerning USS Arizonan.

    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2009.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 96KB; 900 x 610 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 105867-KN (color)

    Knights of Columbus Postal Card for Returning Troops, 1919

    Front side of a card used by returning troops to report their arrival home from Europe. This example was sent on 31 March 1919, by a Soldier passenger on USS Arizonan (ID # 4542-A).
    The reverse side of this card is seen in Photo # NH 105867-A-KN.

    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 107KB; 740 x 500 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 105867-A-KN (color)

    Knights of Columbus Postal Card for Returning Troops, 1919

    Reverse side of a card used by returning troops to report their safe return home from Europe. This example was sent on 31 March 1919, by a Soldier passenger on USS Arizonan (ID # 4542-A).
    The front side of this card is seen in Photo # NH 105867-KN.

    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 105KB; 740 x 500 pixels

     


    For more images related to this ship, see:

  • USS Arizonan (ID # 4542-A) -- On Board and Close-Up Views, and
  • S.S. Arizonan (American Freighter, 1902).


    NOTES:

  • To the best of our knowledge, the pictures referenced here are all in the Public Domain, and can therefore be freely downloaded and used for any purpose.

  • Some images linked from this page may bear obsolete credit lines citing the organization name: "Naval Historical Center". Effective 1 December 2008 the name should be cited as: "Naval History and Heritage Command".


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