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Photo # NH 99440: Troops boarding USS Scranton for transportation home from France, 1919

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USS Scranton (ID # 3511), 1918-1919 --
Actions and Activities


This page features photographs related to USS Scranton's actions and activities.

For other images concerning this ship and her activities, see:

  • USS Scranton (ID # 3511), 1918-1919; and
  • USS Scranton Photo Album.


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

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    Photo #: NH 99440

    USS Scranton
    (ID # 3511)

    Troops boarding the ship for transportation home from France, 1919.
    Note field packs worn by most of these men, luggage on the pier in the foreground, and German shepherd dog.

    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: 132KB; 740 x 445 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 99452

    U.S. Army Band


    Plays for troops departing France on USS Scranton (ID # 3511), 1919.

    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: 124KB; 740 x 440 pixels

     


    The following photographs all appear to be related to an incident that took place circa 28 March 1919, in which USS Scranton suffered some kind of machinery or steering casualty that left her immobilized off the U.S. East Coast. USS El Sol (ID # 3511) stood by Scranton until another ship, apparently USS Penguin (Minesweeper # 33), arrived and towed her back to port. One of Scranton's boats capsized during the course of this incident, possibly resulting in loss of life among its crew.

    Photo #: NH 99449

    USS Scranton
    (ID # 3511)

    "Boat that capsized", 28 March 1919.
    USS El Sol (ID # 4505) is in the background.

    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: 91KB; 740 x 455 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 99463

    USS Scranton
    (ID # 3511)

    Lifeboat going "To the rescue of drowning shipmates", probably after one of her boats capsized on 28 March 1919.

    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: 85KB; 420 x 765 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 99455

    USS El Sol
    (ID # 4505)

    Standing by USS Scranton (ID # 3511), probably circa 28 March 1919.

    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: 59KB; 740 x 445 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 99465

    USS El Sol
    (ID # 4505)

    Standing by USS Scranton (ID # 3511), 28 March 1919.

    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: 43KB; 400 x 765 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 99451

    USS El Sol
    (ID # 4505)

    "shoving off", circa 28 March 1919, after standing by USS Scranton (ID # 3511).

    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: 82KB; 425 x 765 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 99458

    USS Penguin
    (Minesweeper # 33)

    Underway near USS Scranton (ID # 3511), probably circa 28 March 1919.

    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: 48KB; 740 x 440 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 99450

    USS Penguin
    (Minesweeper # 33)

    Close astern of USS Scranton (ID # 3511), as a Chief Petty Officer is "putting the heaving line 60 ft." between the two ships, circa 28 March 1919.
    Note the line's weight in the air above Penguin's bow.

    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: 65KB; 430 x 765 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 99464

    USS Scranton
    (ID # 3511)

    "Emergency rudder" trailing astern, probably in late March, 1919.

    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: 86KB; 420 x 765 pixels

     

    For other images concerning this ship and her activities, see:

  • USS Scranton (ID # 3511), 1918-1919; and
  • USS Scranton Photo Album.


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


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