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UNITED STATES NAVY
TEMPORARY AUXILIARY SHIPS
WORLD WAR I

Photo # NH 2471:  USS Tenadores underway in 1918

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USS Tenadores (1918-1918)

USS Tenadores, a 10,000 ton (displacement) troop transport, was built in 1913 at Belfast, Ireland, for the United Fruit Company of New York as the 7782 gross ton passenger-cargo steamer of the same name. She was taken over by the Navy in April 1918 and placed in commission at that time. During the rest of World War I she was employed taking American troops across the Atlantic to the European war zone. Following the 11 November 1918 Armistice she reversed the flow, bringing home more than 1600 veterans of the "Great War". On 28 December 1919, while approaching Brest, France after a voyage from New York, Tenadores ran aground in a fog. Though all on board were rescued, the ship could not be saved and was soon broken up by the sea.

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Photo #: NH 2471

USS Tenadores
(1918-1918)

Underway in 1918, while painted in "dazzle" camouflage.
Photographed by E. Muller Jr., New York.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 74KB; 740 x 455 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 103627

USS Tenadores
(1918-1918)

Underway in 1918, while painted in "dazzle" camouflage.

Collection of Arthur J. Rozett.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 45KB; 740 x 450 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 104121

USS Tenadores
(1918-1918)

Wrecked off Brest, France, where she ran aground on 28 December 1918.
The original image was printed on postal card ("AZO") stock.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 50KB; 740 x 475 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 106289

"St. Patrick's Day at Sea on U.S.S. Tenadores 1918"


View looking toward the bow over the ship's forward well deck. USS Tenadores was not yet in commission in March 1918, so she was probably still a civilian ship serving as a chartered troop transport at the time this photograph was taken.
Note that the troops visible are wearing campaign hats.

Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2008.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 76KB; 740 x 440 pixels

 


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 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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