Photo #: NH 41973
S.S. Mongolia (American Passenger-Cargo Steamship, 1904)
One of the ship's forward six-inch guns, taken while Mongolia was at sea in April 1917. These guns were manned by armed guard crews supplied by the U.S. Navy.
Mongolia engaged a German submarine on 19 April 1917, the first U.S. ship to encounter a U-Boat after the United States entered World War I.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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22 September 2004