Photo #: NH 95893
USS Boston Floating Hospital (ID # 2366)
In port, probably at Boston, Massachusetts, circa early 1918. Two submarine chasers (SC) are in the icy water alongside her. Masts in the left center background are probably those of USS Constitution.
Formerly a coastal passenger steamer built in 1906, this ship became a floating hospital hulk at Boston prior to being commissioned by the Navy on 7 January 1918. She was returned to her owner on 2 June 1918.
The original photograph is in Record Group 19-LCM in the National Archives.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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14 June 2004