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USS Edward J. McKeever Jr. (SP-684), 1917-1919

USS Edward J. McKeever Jr., a 136-foot patrol vessel, was built in 1910 at Noank, Connecticut, as the 223 gross ton fishing vessel of the same name. Soon after the United States entered World War I, the Navy purchased her from McKeever Brothers, Inc. of New York City, placing her in commission in May 1917. For the remainder of the conflict Edward J. McKeever Jr. was employed in central Atlantic Coast waters (4th Naval District) for minesweeping, towing and transport service. She was sold in May 1919 to the Wilcox Fertilizer Company of Mystic, Connecticut.

This page features, and provides links to, all the views we have concerning USS Edward J. McKeever Jr. (SP-684).

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Photo #: NH 54348

USS Edward J. McKeever Jr. (SP-684)

In port, circa 1918.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 107064

USS Edward J. McKeever Jr. (SP-684)

Photographed in 1917-1918, probably in the Delaware River or Delaware Bay.
Copied from the Donald R. Cochran album (Lot S-591), page 2.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 107069

USS Edward J. McKeever Jr. (SP-684)

In a floating dry dock at Camden, New Jersey, 1917-1918.
Note the minesweeping device hung between her two after davits, and her four-bladed propeller at left, temporarily removed from her propeller shaft.
Copied from the Donald R. Cochran album (Lot S-591), page 1.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 107062

Minesweepers at Camden, New Jersey, 1918

These converted "menhaden fisherman" type vessels are (from right to left):
USS Stephen W. McKeever Jr. (SP-1169)
USS Edward J. McKeever Jr. (SP-684)
and an unidentified camouflaged ship.

Copied from the Donald R. Cochran album (Lot S-591), page 1.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 107063

USS Edward J. McKeever Jr. (SP-684)

Ship's officers, crew and mascot dog pose on the ship's bow and bridge, while she was in a floating dry dock at Camden, New Jersey in 1917-1918.
Note the plating attached below the waterline of her wooden hull.
Copied from the Donald R. Cochran album (Lot S-591), page 2.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 107068

USS Edward J. McKeever Jr. (SP-684)

Members of the ship's crew pose on and by her after deckhouse, circa 1917-1918.
Note the life raft stowed atop the forward part of the after superstructure, at right.
Copied from the Donald R. Cochran album (Lot S-591), page 8.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 111KB; 900 x 550 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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