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Photo # NH 104234:  USS Graf Waldersee entering New York Harbor, 1919

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USS Graf Waldersee (ID # 4040), 1919-1919.
Formerly the German passenger steamer Graf Waldersee, 1898-1899

USS Graf Waldersee, a 13,193 gross ton troop transport, was built in 1898-1899 at Hamburg, Germany, as the Hamburg-Amerika line passenger steamship of the same name. She spent World War I in Germany, and was taken over by the U.S. Navy following the end of the fighting. Commissioned at Spithead, England, in late March 1919, Graf Waldersee made three voyages to New York from Brest, France, between early April and late August, carrying more than 5600 war veterans and other passengers. On the foggy night of 11 June 1919, soon after departing New York for France, she was seriously damaged in a collision with the merchant steamship Redondo, but was repaired and returned to service. Decommissioned in November 1919 and turned over to the U.S. Shipping Board, Graf Waldersee was sold for scrapping in 1921.

This page features, and provides links to, all the views we have concerning USS Graf Waldersee (ID # 4040).

For more images related to this ship, see:

  • USS Graf Waldersee (ID # 4040) -- Collision with S.S. Redondo, 11 June 1919.


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    Photo #: NH 104234

    USS Graf Waldersee
    (ID # 4040)

    Entering in New York Harbor bringing U.S. service personnel home from France, circa April-August 1919.
    The Statue of Liberty is in the right background.
    Photographed by E. Muller, Jr., New York.
    Note Armistice markings in German and English on the ship's side, amidships.

    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 72KB; 740 x 455 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 99274

    USS Graf Waldersee
    (ID # 4040)

    In port, probably at New York City, in 1919.
    Note "Armistice" markings on her hull side, amidships.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

    Online Image: 71KB; 740 x 445 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 99453

    USS Graf Waldersee
    (ID # 4040)

    Ship's port side near the after superstructure break, photographed from USS Scranton (ID # 3511) while in port, 1919.
    Note "Armistice" markings on the ship's side (at extreme left) in both German and English.

    Photograph from the USS Scranton photo album kept by J.D. Bartar, one of her crew members.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 88KB; 740 x 445 pixels

     


    For more images related to this ship, see:

  • USS Graf Waldersee (ID # 4040) -- Collision with S.S. Redondo, 11 June 1919.


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


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    Links added 12 September 2007