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Photo # NH 106360:   USS Philippines in port, 1919

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USS Philippines (ID # 1677), 1919-1919.

USS Philippines, a 11,440 gross ton (11,480 tons displacement) troop transport, was built in 1898 at Hamburg, Germany as the German commercial freighter Bulgaria. She was trapped in U.S. waters when World War I broke out in 1914 and remained inactive until the United States entered the conflict in April 1917. Seized at that time by the U.S. Government, she was employed by the Army during the rest of the war under the names Hercules and Philippines. In 1919, in response to the need to bring large numbers of American service personnel home from Europe, the ship was converted to a transport and turned over to the Navy. Placed in commission at the beginning of May 1919 as USS Philippines (ID # 1677), she made two round-trip voyages between the United States and France. She was decommissioned after her intended mission had been completed and, in October 1919, returned to the U.S. Shipping Board. The ship was broken up at Perth Amboy, New Jersey, in 1924.

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Photo #: NH 106360

USS Philippines
(ID # 1677)

In port, receiving assistance from harbor tugs, circa Mid-1919.
The ship in the background is either USS Charles (ID # 1298) or USS Yale (ID # 1672).

Courtesy of Commander Peter Joseph Walter, USN (Retired), 2008.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 114KB; 900 x 635 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 106361

USS Philippines
(ID # 1677)

In Brest Harbor, France, "as she appeared June 29, 1919 when President Wilson departed for America."

Courtesy of Commander Peter Joseph Walter, USN (Retired), 2008.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 74KB; 900 x 680 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 104161

USS Santa Olivia
(ID # 3125), left center,
and
USS Philippines (ID # 1677), at right

At the Army Dock, St. Nazaire, France, 1919.
Note the truck in the foreground, and barge beyond.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 83KB; 740 x 465 pixels

 


NOTES:

  • 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.

  • Some images linked from this page bear obsolete credit lines citing the organization name: "Naval Historical Center". Effective 1 December 2008 the name should be cited as: "Naval History and Heritage Command".


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    Page made 14 December 2006
    New image added 28 February 2009