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USS Ohioan (ID # 3280), 1918-1919.
Originally, and later, S.S. Ohioan (American Freighter, 1914)

USS Ohioan, a 14,500 ton (displacement) cargo ship, was built at Sparrows Point, Maryland, in 1914 as the 6646 gross ton commercial freighter of the same name. Acquired by the Navy in August 1918, she was placed in commission at that time and subsequently made two voyages to France with cargo needed to support the First World War combat effort. In December 1918, at the conclusion of her second trip, Ohioan was transferred from the Naval Overseas Transportation Service to the Cruiser and Transport Force and began conversion to a troop transport. Over several months, beginning in early 1919, the ship brought home more that 8000 American war veterans. USS Ohioan was decommissioned in October 1919 and returned to her owner, the American Hawaiian Steamship Company of New York. S.S. Ohioan operated commercially until October 1936, when she was wrecked near San Francisco, California.

This page features all the views we have concerning USS Ohioan (ID # 3280) and S.S. Ohioan.

Photo #: NH 65129

S.S. Ohioan
(American Freighter, 1914)

Photographed prior to her World War I era Naval service.
This ship served as USS Ohioan (ID # 3280) in 1918-1919.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 43KB; 740 x 490 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 103055

USS Ohioan
(ID # 3280)

In port in 1919, while serving as a troop transport.
The original image is printed on postal card ("AZO") stock.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2005.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 78KB; 740 x 475 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 106382

USS Ohioan
(ID # 3280)

Crowded with homeward bound troops, 1919.
The original image is printed on post card ("AZO") stock. The card's reverse is inscribed: "and here is the old 'Tub' herself, pulling into the dock at Philly, loaded with troops."

Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2008.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 77KB; 740 x 465 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 104125

USS Ohioan
(ID # 3280)

Homeward bound troops pose on the ship's deck and in a lifeboat, 1919.
The original image was printed on postal card ("AZO") stock.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 76KB; 740 x 470 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 104126

USS Ohioan
(ID # 3280)

Homeward bound troops pose on the ship's deck, 1919.
The original image was printed on postal card ("AZO") stock.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 71KB; 740 x 475 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 107058

USS Ohioan
(ID # 3280)

Troops on board the ship while en route to the U.S.A. from France, 1919.
The original image is printed on post card ("AZO") stock.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2010.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.


Online Image: 89KB; 900 x 575 pixels

 


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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