Photo #: NH 100885
USS Cossack (SP-695)
Photographed circa 1919, after removal of her World War I armament.
Built in 1916, the fast (23 miles per hour) motor pleasure boat Cossack was acquired by the Navy on 21 April 1917 and placed in commission on 1 May of that year. Among the modifications she received during her Naval service was the addition of an enclosed pilot house. USS Cossack was stricken on 27 March 1919 and transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard on 22 November 1919.
The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 12 March 2005