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Photo #  NH 65045-A:  SS Texan, photographed prior to World War I


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S.S. Texan (American Freighter, 1902).
Served in 1918-1919 as USS Texan (ID # 1354)

S.S. Texan, an 8615 gross ton freighter, was built at Camden, New Jersey, in 1902 for the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company. After nearly a decade and a half of merchant service, she was acquired by the U.S. Navy in March 1918 and placed in commission as USS Texan (ID # 1354). During the rest of World War I, and the first several months of the post-war era, she was employed as a cargo ship and troop transport. Decommissioned in August 1919, Texan soon resumed her commercial career.

This page features, and provides links to, all the views we have concerning the commercial freighter Texan, which was USS Texan (ID # 1354) in 1918-1919.

For more images related to this ship, see:

  • USS Texan (ID # 1354), 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 65045-A

    SS Texan
    (American Freighter, 1902)

    Photographed prior to World War I, with a building in the right background bearing the name of her owner, the American Hawaiian Steam Ship Company. The print carries her builder's stamp: New York Shipbuilding Corp., of Camden, New Jersey.
    This ship was acquired by the Navy on 18 March 1918 and commissioned on 23 March as USS Texan (ID # 1354). She was turned over to the United States Shipping Board on 22 August 1919.

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

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 84KB; 740 x 580 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 105610

    S.S. Texan
    (American freighter, 1902)

    Photographed circa 1917. This ship was in commission as USS Texan (ID # 1354) from March 1918 to August 1919.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 82KB; 740 x 525 pixels

     


    For more images related to this ship, see:

  • USS Texan (ID # 1354), 1918-1919.


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


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    Page made 27 September 2003
    New image added 11 April 2008