CIVILIAN SHIPS

George H. Bradley (U.S. Fishing Vessel, 1871)
Served in 1917-1919 as USS George H. Bradley (SP-327)

George H. Bradley, a "Menhaden Fisherman" type fishing vessel (reportedly of 99 gross tons), was built in 1871 at Bath, Maine. She was acquired by the Navy and placed in commission in mid-May 1917 as USS George H. Bradley (SP-327). Initially used as a patrol vessel in the Hampton Roads and lower Chesapeake Bay region, in March 1918 she began minesweeping duties in Chesapeake Bay and off its mouth. George H. Bradley was sold in May 1919.

This page features the only views we have concerning the fishing vessel George H. Bradley, which served as USS George H. Bradley (SP-327) in 1917-1919.

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Photo #: NH 100901

George H. Bradley
(American "Menhaden Fisherman" type trawler, 1871)

In port, prior to World War I, with a similar fishing vessel beyond her, facing the other way.
Acquired by the Navy for World War I service and placed in commission on 18 May 1917 as USS George H. Bradley (SP-327), this ship was sold on 6 May 1919.

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

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 75 KB; 900 x 555 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 95900

George H. Bradley
(American "Menhaden Fisherman" type trawler, 1871)

In port, prior to World War I.
This fishing vessel was acquired by the Navy for World War I service and placed in commission on 18 May 1917 as USS George H. Bradley (SP-327). She was sold on 6 May 1919.

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

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 75 KB; 900 x 555 pixels

 



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