Nurses and the U.S. Navy, 1917-1919
Scenes on board Ships



This page features views of nurses on board ships during the World War I era.

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Photo #: NH 100645

USS George Washington (ID # 3018)


Officers, nurses and men of the transport's Medical Department, circa 1918-19.

Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1986.

U.S. Naval History &: Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: 111-SC-47436

U.S. Navy Nurses


On board the transport USS George Washington, December 1918.
The collars of their coat-capes bear the leaf, acorn and anchor insignia of the Navy Nurse Corps.

Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

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Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: NH 82963

USS Pocahontas (ID# 3044)


Nurses and ship's officers, photographed while the transport was en route to France during World War I.
Headgear indicates that the four women at right are U.S. Army Nurses.

Donated by the USS Pocahontas Reunion Association, 1974.

U.S. Naval History &: Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 51406

USS Leviathan (ID # 1326)


Nurses aboard the transport pose in rubber survival suits, during a World War I Atlantic crossing.
The Navy officer with them is wearing a life vest.

U.S. Naval History &: Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 105027

Ensign Edward D. Porges, USN


Poses with a nurse on board USS Patricia, circa May-June 1919.
Ensign Porges was one of the ship's officers, while the nurse was a passenger.

Photograph from the album of Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Edward D. Porges. Donated by his daughter, Gail Porges Guggenheim, 2007.

U.S. Naval History &: Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 104684

USS Leviathan
(ID # 1326)

Ship's Officers and Crew pose on her foredeck, at Hoboken, New Jersey, 14 July 1919.
Panoramic photograph by Hughes & Estabrook, 251 West 42nd Street, New York City.
The ship's Commanding Officer, seated in the front row immediately to the right of the anchor chain in center, is Captain Edward H. Durell, USN.
Seven nurses are present in the second row, to left and right of the center.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007.

U.S. Naval History &: Heritage Command Photograph

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