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Photo #  NH 102069:  Passenger ship Old Colony in port, circa 1917


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Old Colony (American Coastal Passenger Ship, 1907).
Served as USS Old Colony (SP-1254) in 1917-1918 and as the British Navy ship Old Colony

Old Colony, a 4779 gross ton coastal passenger steamship, was built in 1907 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was acquired by the U.S. Navy in November 1917 and commissioned as USS Old Colony (SP-1254) for passage across the Atlantic. Upon her arrival in Great Britain she was turned over to the Royal Navy, which commissioned her as HMS Old Colony in June 1918. She was sold out of British service in March 1920.

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Photo #: NH 102069

Old Colony
(American Coastal Passenger Steamer, 1907)

Photographed in port, circa 1917.
This ship was acquired by the Navy on 12 November 1917 with the intention of transferring her to the British Navy. As USS Old Colony (SP-1254), she sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, on 16 November and was turned over to the Royal Navy upon arrival in the United Kingdom. She was commissioned as HMS Old Colony in June 1918 and sold in March 1920.

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

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 64KB; 740 x 440 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 102068

Old Colony
(American Coastal Passenger Steamer, 1907)

Probably photographed about 1917.
This steamship was acquired by the Navy on 12 November 1917 as USS Old Colony (SP-1254), with the intention of transferring her to the British Navy. She sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, on 16 November and was turned over to the Royal Navy upon arrival in the United Kingdom. Commissioned as HMS Old Colony in June 1918, she was sold in March 1920.

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

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 72KB; 740 x 440 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 102070

Old Colony
(American Coastal Passenger Steamer, 1907)

Tied up in port, circa 1917.
Acquired by the Navy on 12 November 1917 for transfer to the British Navy, she sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, on 16 November as USS Old Colony (SP-1254). She was turned over to the Royal Navy upon arrival in the United Kingdom and was commissioned as HMS Old Colony in June 1918. She was sold in March 1920.

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

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 65KB; 740 x 440 pixels

 


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