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Photo #  NH 65056:  S.S. Santa Rosalia prior to her World War I era U.S. Navy service


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S.S. Santa Rosalia (American Freighter, 1911).
Served as USS Santa Rosalia (ID # 1503) in 1918-1919.

In 1918 the steamship Santa Rosalia, a 5409 gross ton freighter built at Port Glasgow, Scotland, in 1911, was owned by the U.S. Steel Products Company of New York City. She was taken over by the Navy, under a U.S. Shipping Board charter, in May of that year and placed in commission as USS Santa Rosalia (SP-1503). During the rest of 1918 the ship completed two round-trip voyages from the East Coast to France. Between January and June 1919 she twice steamed from New York to Montevideo, Uruguay, and back again. USS Santa Rosalia was decommissioned in late June and returned to her owners.

This page features all available views concerning the steamship Santa Rosalia, which served as USS Santa Rosalia (ID # 1503) in 1918-1919.


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Photo #: NH 65056

S.S. Santa Rosalia
(American Freighter, 1911)

Photographed prior to her World War I era U.S. Navy service.
Built at Port Glasgow, Scotland, in 1911, this steamer was acquired by the Navy on 20 May 1918 and placed in commission as USS Santa Rosalia (ID # 1503). She was returned to her owner, the U.S. Steel Products Company of New York, on 26 June 1919.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 57KB; 740 x 490 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 102820

S.S. Santa Rosalia
(American Freighter, 1911)

In port, possibly when inspected by the Third Naval District in 1917-1918.
Owned by the U.S. Steel Products Company of New York City, this steamer served as USS Santa Rosalia (ID # 1503) from May 1918 until June 1919.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 64KB; 560 x 765 pixels

 


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