Return to Naval Historical Center home page. Return to Online Library listing

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER
805 KIDDER BREESE SE -- WASHINGTON NAVY YARD
WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060

Photo #  NH 102018:  Freighter Eagle, prior to her World War I service as USS Peerless


Online Library of Selected Images:
-- CIVILIAN SHIPS --

Eagle (American Freighter, 1917).
Later renamed Peerless and served as USS Peerless (ID # 1639) in 1918-1919

Eagle, a 6273 gross ton freighter, was built at San Francisco, California, in 1917. She was chartered by the U.S. Army in October 1917 for World War I service. In mid-1918 the ship was renamed Peerless and, in December of that year, was taken over by the Navy and placed in commission as USS Peerless (ID # 1639). She made one round-trip voyage to France while assigned to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service (NOTS) and then, in February 1919, joined the Cruiser and Transport Force, with which she operated as a trans-Atlantic troop transport until mid-year. USS Peerless was decommissioned in September 1919 and returned to her owner. She subsequently was again renamed Eagle.

This page features the only view we have concerning the freighter Eagle, which served as USS Peerless (ID # 1639) in 1918-1919.


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

Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.

Photo #: NH 102108

Eagle
(American Freighter, 1917)

Photograph taken prior to her World War I Navy service.
Renamed Peerless on 5 August 1918, this freighter was acquired by the Navy and commissioned on 8 December 1918 as USS Peerless (ID # 1639). She was returned to her owner on 22 September 1919 and later was again named Eagle.

The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 55KB; 740 x 540 pixels

 


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


Return to Naval Historical Center home page.

Page made 27 August 2002
Link added 4 May 2007