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Photo #  NH 57046:  Yacht Aloha under full sail


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Aloha (American Steam Yacht, 1910).
Served as USS Aloha (SP-317) in 1917-1919

Aloha, a 659 gross ton bark-rigged steam yacht, was built in 1910 at Quincy, Massachusetts. She cruised extensively in northern European and Mediterranean waters until the outbreak of World War I in August 1914 put an end to such pleasurable activities. When the United States entered the conflict in April 1917 she was leased to the U.S. Navy, which placed her in commission as USS Aloha (SP-317). She served for the rest of the war as flagship to the Inspector of Naval Districts, East Coast, Rear Admiral Cameron Winslow, supporting his extensive travels as he carried out his mission of ensuring the effectiveness of the Navy's shore facilities from Louisiana to New England.

USS Aloha was decommissioned in late January 1919 and returned to her owner. She voyaged around the World in 1921-1922 and visited Europe and the Mediterranean several times during 1925-1930. Following nearly three decades of peacetime pleasure cruising and wartime inspection duty, Aloha was scrapped in 1938.

This page features our only views of the yacht Aloha and of USS Aloha (SP-317).


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Photo #: NH 57046

Aloha
(American Yacht, 1910-1938)

Photographed by William B. Childs, Newport, Rhode Island, while under full sail.
She served in the U.S. Navy in 1917-1919 as USS Aloha (SP-317).

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 66KB; 740 x 495 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 98600-KN (color)

USS Aloha (SP-317)

At sea during World War I.
Halftoned reproduction of an artwork by Fred S. Cozzens, 1919.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 78KB; 740 x 520 pixels

High-Resolution Image:
A full-size (1860 x 1240 pixel, 300 dpi) TIF format digital image of this view is available as Photo # NH 98600-KN (TIF). CAUTION! -- This is a very large (7.8 MEGABYTE) file. Download times may be lengthy!

 


If you want higher resolution reproductions than the digital images presented here, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."


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Page made 23 October 2002
New image added 18 July 2003