Photo #: NH 42456
SS Jefferson (American Steamship, 1899)
Photographed prior to World War I. Chartered by the Navy on 3 December 1917, this ship was converted to a mine planter and commissioned on 28 March 1918 as USS Quinnebaug (ID # 1687). Following service laying the North Sea Mine Barrage, she was returned to her owner on 19 March 1919.
Her sister ship, SS Hamilton, had an almost identical career as USS Saranac (ID-1702).
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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4 March 2003