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USS Felix Taussig (ID # 2282), 1918-1919.
Originally, and later, S.S. Felix Taussig (American Freighter, 1917). Later renamed Ata

USS Felix Taussig, a 6253 gross ton (12,800 tons displacement) cargo ship, was built in 1917 at Newport News, Virginia, as the civilian freighter of the same name. In late August 1918 she was taken over by the Navy and placed in commission. The ship made three trans-Atlantic voyages to France during the next seven months, carrying cargo and provisions to support U.S. World War I and post-war activities. USS Felix Taussig was decommissioned in April 1919 and returned to her owners at that time. She then returned to commercial service and continued to operate as S.S. Felix Taussig until after World War II. In 1948 the ship became the Italian flag freighter Ata and was scrapped in 1953

This page features all the views we have concerning USS Felix Taussig (ID # 2282) and the civilian freighter Felix Taussig.

Photo #: NH 65093-A

S.S. Felix Taussig (American Freighter, 1917)

Probably photographed upon completion of construction, circa 1917. Built by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company at Newport News, Virginia, this ship was requisitioned by the Emergency Fleet Corporation for World War I service and chartered by the U.S. Army. She was acquired by the Navy on 29 August 1918 and placed in commission two days later as USS Felix Taussig (ID # 2282). She was decommissioned on 26 April 1919 and transferred to the U.S. Shipping Board for return to her owners, the Crowell & Thurlow Steamship Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 62KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Reproductions may also be available through the National Archives.

 
Photo #: NH 102993

USS Felix Taussig (ID # 2282)

At anchor, dressed with flags and painted in pattern camouflage, circa 1918-1919.
The original photograph is printed on postal card ("AZO") stock.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 43KB; 740 x 470 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 105256

S.S. Ata (American/Italian Freighter, 1917)

This ship was completed in 1917 at Newport News as S.S. Felix Taussig and served in the U.S. Navy in 1918-1919 as USS Felix Taussig (ID # 2282). She operated as the Italian Ata from 1948 until scrapped in 1953.

Donation of Captain Stephen S. Roberts, USNR (Retired), 2007.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 51KB; 740 x 490 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 106587

USS Felix Taussig (ID # 2282)

View looking aft from the ship's foremast in 1918, showing signal flags, bridge top, kingposts, smokestack and other topsides' features.
The original image is printed on post card ("AZO") stock.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 112KB; 900 x 570 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 106588

USS Felix Taussig (ID # 2282)

View looking toward the stern from the midships' deckhouse, as the ship rolls in heavy seas, 1918-1919.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 81KB; 900 x 555 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 106589

USS Felix Taussig (ID # 2282)

View looking toward the stern from the midships' deckhouse, as the ship rolls in heavy seas, 1918-1919.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 78KB; 900 x 560 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 106590

USS Felix Taussig (ID # 2282)

Crew of the ship's forward gun (3"/50 type) in action, 1918-1919.
The original image is printed on post card ("AZO") stock.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 68KB; 900 x 575 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 106591

SS Felix Taussig (ID # 2282)

Crew of the ship's after gun (4"/50 type) in action, 1918-1919.
The original image is printed on post card ("AZO") stock.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 74KB; 545 x 925 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 104448

USS Felix Taussig (ID # 2282)

Troops at mess on the ship's deck, while homeward bound from Europe on 22 March 1919.
The original photograph is printed on postcard ("AZO") stock.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 96KB; 740 x 475 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 106586

USS Felix Taussig (ID # 2282)

Officers pose with a large gun being transported by the ship in 1918-1919.
The original image is printed on post card ("AZO") stock.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 97KB; 900 x 580 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 106650

USS Felix Taussig (ID # 2282)

Grand Dance given by the ship's Officers and Crew, 4 February 1919.

Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2009.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 110KB; 900 x 715 pixels

 


Photograph possibly related to this ship:

  • Photo # NH 106592, a view that probably shows USS Nokomis (SP-609), may have been taken from USS Felix Taussig.

  • For higher resolution images see: Obtaining Photographic Reproductions

    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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