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USS Corsair (SP-159), 1917-1919 --
Ship's Officers and Crew


This page features all the views we have of the World War I era officers and crew of USS Corsair (SP-159).

For more images concerning this ship, see:

Photo #: NH 55388

USS Corsair (SP-159)

Ship's officers and crew posed on her after deck in mid-1917, soon after she entered Navy service. Officers are (left to right):
unidentified;
Lieutenant Commander William B. Porter, USNRF;
Lieutenant Commander Theodore A. Kittinger, USN;
Lieutenant Robert E. Tod, USNRF;
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) John K. Hutchinson, USNRF;
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Roy J. McGuire, USNRF (? -- uniform is that of a warrant officer); and
unidentified warrant officer.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 132KB; 740 x 610 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 55389

USS Corsair (SP-159)

Members of the ship's crew posed on the after deckhouse in mid-1917, soon after she entered Navy service. These men are spelling out Corsair's name in semaphore ("wig-wag") code.
Note the ship's after conning station in the center foreground, speaking tubes at the end of the deckhouse, and the after pair of 3"/50 guns.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 104KB; 740 x 510 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 106636

USS Corsair (SP-159)

Ship's officers, circa 1918.
In the center of the back row is Lieutenant Commander William B. Porter, USNRF, who was the ship's Executive Officer prior to the Autumn of 1918, when he became her Commanding Officer.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2009.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 67KB; 900 x 555 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 106637

USS Corsair (SP-159)

Some of the ship's Sailors, circa 1918.
The original print's reverse bears the inscription "After the storm".

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2009.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 49KB; 900 x 555 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 99899

USS Corsair (SP-159)

Chief Petty Officer and another crew member on the ship's bridge, while at Brest, France, in 1918.
Another U.S. Navy converted yacht is in the background, with a kite balloon overhead.

Collection of Paul F. Wangerin, 1975.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 62KB; 560 x 765 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 99900

USS Corsair (SP-159)

Ensign Paul F.F. Wangerin, USNRF (second from right), with "My Fellow Officers on Corsair", 1918.
Note the overseas stripe on Ensign Wangerin's uniform sleeve.

Collection of Paul F. Wangerin, 1975.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 82KB; 515 x 765 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 106634

USS Corsair (SP-159)

U.S. Navy Commander on board the ship, circa 1918.
This officer is probably either Commander Theodore A. Kittinger, who commanded Corsair prior to Autumn 1918, or Commander Walter N. Vernou, who commanded Squadron Three of the Atlantic Fleet's Patrol Force beginning in Autumn 1918.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2009.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 61KB; 525 x 925 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 106635

Lieutenant Commander William B. Porter, USNRF

On board USS Corsair (SP-159), circa 1918.
He was the ship's Executive Officer prior to the Autumn of 1918, when he became her Commanding Officer.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2009.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 65KB; 500 x 925 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 99901

Ensign Paul F.F. Wangerin, USNRF

On board USS Corsair (SP-159), 1918.
Note the overseas stripe on Ensign Wangerin's uniform sleeve.

Collection of Paul F. Wangerin, 1975.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 93KB; 515 x 765 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 99905

Ensign Paul F.F. Wangerin, USNRF

Stands beside a 3"/50 gun on board USS Corsair (SP-159), 1918.

Collection of Paul F. Wangerin, 1975.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 70KB; 515 x 765 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 99902

USS Corsair (SP-159)

A Navy officer on board Corsair, 1918.
Identified in a hand-written note on the original print as "Ahern", it is possible this officer is Ensign Albert H. Acorn, Jr., USNRF, who is listed as one of Corsair's officers during mid-1918.

Collection of Paul F. Wangerin, 1975.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 93KB; 515 x 765 pixels

 

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To the best of our knowledge, the pictures referenced here are all in the Public Domain, and can therefore be freely downloaded and used for any purpose.



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