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Photo #  NH 100247:  Whaler Star # 1 underway prior to her World War I Navy service


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Star # 1 (American Whaler, 1912).
Served as USS Star 1 (ID # 1351) in 1918-1919

Star # 1, a 196 gross ton steam-powered whaler, was built at Seattle, Washington, in 1912. She was chartered by the Navy in December 1917 and placed in commission in late March 1918 as USS Star 1 (ID # 1351). After service as a minesweeper in the Pacific Northwest region during and shortly after World War I, she was returned to her owner in February 1919.

This page features all our views of the whaler Star # 1, which served as USS Star 1 (ID # 1351) in 1918-1919.


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

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Photo #: NH 100247

Star # 1
(American Whaler, 1912)

Underway prior to her World War I Navy service.
This ship was enrolled and ordered delivered to the Navy on 24 December 1917. She was actually acquired on 19 January 1918, commissioned as USS Star 1 (ID # 1351) on 30 March 1918, and returned to her owner on 12 February 1919. Her sisters, Star # 2 and Star # 3, were not taken over by the Navy.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 79KB; 740 x 475 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 102240

Star # 1
(American Whaler, 1912)

In a West Coast area port, prior to her World War I Navy service.
Acquired by the Navy on 19 January 1918 and commissioned as USS Star 1 (ID # 1351) on 30 March 1918, this ship was returned to her owner on 12 February 1919.

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

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 112KB; 740 x 455 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 102239

Star # 1
(American Whaler, 1912)

In a West Coast area port, prior to her World War I Navy service.
Acquired by the Navy on 19 January 1918 and commissioned as USS Star 1 (ID # 1351) on 30 March 1918, this ship was returned to her owner on 12 February 1919.

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

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 93KB; 410 x 765 pixels

 


Note: The Ships' Histories Branch of the Naval Historical Center holds one other view of the whaler Star # 1, seen in a West Coast harbor prior to her U.S. Navy service.
This photograph was taken from off her starboard bow, with her sister ships Star # 2 and Star # 3 behind her. It is mounted on the "SP" data card for Star 1 (ID # 1351).


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


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