Photo #: NH 102069
Old Colony (American Coastal Passenger Steamer, 1907)
Photographed in port, circa 1917.
This ship was acquired by the Navy on 12 November 1917 with the intention of transferring her to the British Navy. As USS Old Colony (SP-1254), she sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, on 16 November and was turned over to the Royal Navy upon arrival in the United Kingdom. She was commissioned as HMS Old Colony in June 1918 and sold in March 1920.
The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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9 July 2002