Photo #: NH 85180
USS Venetia (SP-431)
Photograph dated 26 February 1919, upon her return to San Francisco, California, following World War I service. She has a star mounted on her smokestack in recognition of her wartime anti-submarine activities.
Venetia was formerly the yacht of San Francisco businessman John D. Spreckles.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Note: This image disfigured by two vertical cracks, where the original print had been folded. For a version that does not have these cracks, but which has the ship's extreme bow and stern cropped out of the view, see: Photo # NH 85180-A.
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Image posted 21 January 2006