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WORLD WAR I

Photo #  NH 65117:  S.S. Pleiades, later USS Pleiades.

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S.S. Pleiades (American Freighter, 1900)
Served as USS Pleiades (ID # 1616) in 1918-1919. Later S.S. Segundo, S.S. Cabo Santa Maria, and S.S. Mina Piqurea.

Pleiades, a 3753 gross ton (8545 tons displacement) freighter, was built at Sparrows Point, Maryland, 1900. Placed in commissioned by the Navy at New York on 27 August 1918 as USS Pleiades (ID # 1616), she loaded cargo at New York and sailed from Norfolk, Virginia, in September with a convoy for Cherbourg, France. She delivered her shipment at Le Havre, France, and returned to New York with a convoy in October. The ship again departed New York in mid-November, delivered her cargo at Marseilles, France in December and returned to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in January 1919. USS Pleiades was decommissioned on 7 March 1919 and transferred to the U.S. Shipping Board for return to her owners, the Luckenbach Steamship Company of New York City. During her long post-World War I commercial service, the freighter was renamed Segundo in 1923, Cabo Santa Maria in 1925, and Mina Piqurea in 1932. She was scrapped in Spain in 1950.

This page features all available views concerning the American freighter Pleiades, USS Pleiades (ID # 1616), S.S. Segundo, S.S. Cabo Santa Maria, and S.S. Mina Piqurea.


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Photo #: NH 65117

S.S. Pleiades
(American freighter, 1900)

This freighter was in commission as USS Pleiades (ID # 1616) from August 1918 to March 1919.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 46KB; 740 x 495 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 105281

S.S. Pleiades
(American freighter, 1900)

This freighter was in commission as USS Pleiades (ID # 1616) from August 1918 to March 1919. This photo may have been taken around the time of a 1917 inspection by the Third Naval District.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 83KB; 740 x 620 pixels

 
Photo #: None

S.S. Pleiades
(American freighter, 1900)

In service with the Luckenbach Steamship Co., probably between 1919 and 1923.

Source: Shipscribe.

 


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