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Photo # NH 42411:  USS Pretoria underway in New York Harbor, 1919

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-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS Pretoria (1919-1919).
Originally German Steamship Pretoria (1897)

Pretoria, a 13,234 gross ton passenger liner, was built in 1897 at Hamburg, Germany, for commercial employment under the German flag. She was taken over by the U.S. Navy in late March 1919 and placed in commission at Cowes, England, as the U.S. Navy transport Pretoria (with no identification number assigned). In April the ship crossed the Atlantic to join the Cruiser and Transport Force, which was responsible for bringing home U.S. service personnel from the former European war zone. Between May and August 1919 Pretoria made four voyages from France to New York, carrying more than ten-thousand passengers. Transferred to the custody of the Third Naval District's Commandant in late September, USS Pretoria was subsequently decommissioned and, in late November 1919, turned over to the U.S. Shipping Board.

This page features all the views we have concerning USS Pretoria.


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Photo #: NH 42411

USS Pretoria
(1919-1919)

Underway in New York Harbor while on troopship duty in 1919.
Photographed by E. Muller Jr., New York.
Built in 1897 as a German flag passenger liner, this ship was taken over by the Navy following World War I and placed in commission on 29 March 1919. She was turned over to the U.S. Shipping Board on 25 November 1919 for transfer to Great Britain.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 50KB; 740 x 515 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 103953

USS Pretoria
(1919-1919)

Halftone reproduction of a photograph of the ship in port, 1919. The view has been retouched, altering the shape of Pretoria's bow.
This image was published by A.M. Simon, 324 E. 23rd St., New York City, in 1919 as one of ten photographs in a "Souvenir Folder" of views of and on board Pretoria.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 70KB; 740 x 485 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 103962

USS Pretoria
(1919-1919)

Halftone reproduction of a photograph of the ship's foredeck, seen from her bridge, 1919.
Note the life boat stowage. Inboard boats are of the collapsible type.
This image was published by A.M. Simon, 324 E. 23rd St., New York City, in 1919 as one of ten photographs in a "Souvenir Folder" of views of and on board Pretoria.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 104KB; 740 x 505 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 103961

USS Pretoria
(1919-1919)

Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken on the ship's boat deck, 1919.
Note the lapstrake construction life boats and their davits, and the armored cruiser partially visible in the left background.
This image was published by A.M. Simon, 324 E. 23rd St., New York City, in 1919 as one of ten photographs in a "Souvenir Folder" of views of and on board Pretoria.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 99KB; 740 x 490 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 103957

USS Pretoria
(1919-1919)

Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken on the ship's promenade deck, 1919. Note the Sailor standing guard near the doorway at right.
This image was published by A.M. Simon, 324 E. 23rd St., New York City, in 1919 as one of ten photographs in a "Souvenir Folder" of views of and on board Pretoria.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 83KB; 740 x 485 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 103960

USS Pretoria
(1919-1919)

Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken in the ship's radio room, 1919.
This image was published by A.M. Simon, 324 E. 23rd St., New York City, in 1919 as one of ten photographs in a "Souvenir Folder" of views of and on board Pretoria.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 90KB; 740 x 485 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 103958

USS Pretoria
(1919-1919)

Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken in the ship's surgical operating room, 1919.
This image was published by A.M. Simon, 324 E. 23rd St., New York City, in 1919 as one of ten photographs in a "Souvenir Folder" of views of and on board Pretoria.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 81KB; 740 x 490 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 103959

USS Pretoria
(1919-1919)

Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken in one of the ship's troop berthing compartments, 1919.
This image was published by A.M. Simon, 324 E. 23rd St., New York City, in 1919 as one of ten photographs in a "Souvenir Folder" of views of and on board Pretoria.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 104KB; 740 x 485 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 103955

USS Pretoria
(1919-1919)

Halftone reproduction of a photograph of the officers' smoking room, 1919.
This image was published by A.M. Simon, 324 E. 23rd St., New York City, in 1919 as one of ten photographs in a "Souvenir Folder" of views of and on board Pretoria.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 78KB; 740 x 495 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 103956

USS Pretoria
(1919-1919)

Halftone reproduction of a photograph of four crew members in the officers' pantry, 1919.
This image was published by A.M. Simon, 324 E. 23rd St., New York City, in 1919 as one of ten photographs in a "Souvenir Folder" of views of and on board Pretoria.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 88KB; 740 x 490 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 103954

USS Pretoria
(1919-1919)

Halftone reproduction of a photograph of the officers' dining room, with the tables set for a meal, 1919.
This image was published by A.M. Simon, 324 E. 23rd St., New York City, in 1919 as one of ten photographs in a "Souvenir Folder" of views of and on board Pretoria.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 91KB; 740 x 485 pixels

 


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


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