Photo #: NH 100250
S.S. El Dia (U.S. merchant ship, 1901)
Artwork, photographed by E.P. Griffith, Newport News, Virginia, showing her in merchant service prior to World War I.
This ship was acquired by the Navy for use as a mine planter, renamed Roanoke (ID # 1695) on 15 November 1917, and commissioned on 25 January 1918. She was returned to her owner on 30 August 1919.
The original is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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10 January 2001