Return to Naval History and Heritage Command home page. Return to Online Library listing

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND
805 KIDDER BREESE SE -- WASHINGTON NAVY YARD
WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060

Photo # NH 57629:  USS Arabian underway, circa Nov. 1918 - Jan. 1919

Online Library of Selected Images:
U.S. NAVY SHIPS -- Listed by Hull Number

"SP" #s and "ID" #s -- World War I Era Acquired Vessels without Numbers (listed alphabetically by name)

Though the great majority of ships and craft acquired by the Navy during 1917-1919 were assigned numbers in the "SP" and "ID" series, a large minority had no number assigned during their service. Some of these received "ID" numbers later, and are therefore included in the pages covering numbered vessels, but well over two hundred never had a number. These are listed alphabetically on this page.

This page covers vessels acquired for Navy service during 1917-1919 that did not receive numbers in the "SP" and "ID" number series.


See the list below to locate photographs of individual World War I era acquired ships and craft without numbers in the "SP" and "ID" number series.

For links to lists of ships and craft that received "SP" and "ID" series numbers, see:

  • "SP" #s and "ID" #s -- World War I Era Patrol Vessels and other Acquired Ships and Craft.

    If the World War I era acquired vessel you want does not have an active link on this page, or the other pages of the "SP" and "ID" series, and the statement "no image available" is lacking, contact the Photographic Section concerning other research options.


    World War I era acquired vessels that did not have numbers in the "SP" and "ID" series -- listed alphabetically:

    • Alpaco. 2511-ton freighter, 1918. USN: Alpaco, 1918-1918
    • Amanda Moore. 121 gross ton tug, 1900. USN: possibly served as Amanda Moore, 1918-1919
    • Antilla. 3668 gross ton freighter, 1904. USN: Antilla, 1918-1919. No image is available, or known to exist
    • Arabian. 87-foot harbor tug, 1896. USN: Arabian, 1918-1919
    • Argonne. 5870 gross ton freighter, 1916. USN: Argonne, 1918-1919. No image is available, or known to exist
    • Artigas. 4849 gross ton freighter, 1911. Previously named Wiegand. USN: Artigas, 1918-1919. No image is available, or known to exist
    • Arvonian. 2794 gross ton freighter, 1905. USN: Santee, 1917-1918
    • Avalon. 14 gross ton motor boat, 1908. Previously named Usona. USN: Avalon, 1918?-1918. No image is available, or known to exist

    • Batjan. 6232 gross ton freighter, 1913. USN: Batjan, 1918-1919
    • Berwind. 2589 gross ton freighter, 1893. Probably did not enter U.S. Navy service before her loss in August 1918
    • Blanche. 94 gross ton harbor tug, 1878. USN: Blanche, 1918-1918
    • Bobby. Motor boat, 1915. Probably had no U.S. Navy service. No image is available, or known to exist
    • Bueno Padre. 387 net ton steamship. USN: Bueno Padre, 1918?-1919. No image is available, or known to exist

    • Californian. 5658 gross ton freighter, 1900. USN: Californian, 1918-1918
    • Chame. 180 gross ton yacht, 1899. Formerly named Riversdale. USN: Chame, 1918-1918. No image is available, or known to exist
    • Chicota. 15 gross ton motor boat, 1906. USN: Chicota, 1918?-1919. No image is available, or known to exist
    • Clapet Number 4. Dredge. USN: Clapet Number 4, 1918?-1918
    • Coastwise. 3700-ton seagoing barge, 1892. No U.S. Navy service. No image available
    • Cometa. 25-foot motor boat. USN: Cometa, 1918-1918
    • Concrete Barge # 442. 922-ton barge, 1918. USN: Concrete Barge # 442 (later renamed Coal Barge # 442 and YC-442), 1918-1923
    • Constantia. 6000-ton freighter, 1890. USN: Constantia, 1918-1918. No image is available, or known to exist
    • Corozal. 3063 gross ton freighter, 1911. USN: Corozal, 1918-1919

    • Dana. 118 gross ton steam lighter. Previously named Catherine James. USN: Dana, 1917-1919
    • De Lesseps. 75-ton tug. USN: De Lesseps, 1918?-1918. No image is available, or known to exist.

    • Eaglet. 386 gross ton steam lighter, 1884. USN: Eaglet (renamed Freight Lighter # 129), 1918?-1919?. No image is available, or known to exist
    • Eddelyn. 10,000 deadweight ton transport. USN: Eddelyn, 1919-1919. No image is available, or known to exist
    • Elco # 7. 80-foot motor boat, 1917. USN: Elco # 7, 1917-1917
    • Elco 10. 80-foot motor boat, 1917. USN: Elco 10, 1917-1917
    • Engineer. Tug, 1907. USN: Engineer, 1917-1919. Later in service as San Felipe (YFB-12). No image available

    • Falcon. 45 gross ton motor boat, 1908. USN: Falcon, 1918-1919
    • Fearless. Barge. USN: Fearless (renamed Freight Lighter # 158 and YF-158), 1918?-1930. No image available
    • Fox Island IV. 13 gross ton motor boat, 1913. USN: Fox Island IV, 1917-1919. No image available
    • Francis C. Hersey. 79 gross ton tug, 1903. USN: possible service as Francis C. Hersey, 1918?-1919?
    • Frederick Luckenbach. 2903 gross ton freighter, 1888. USN: Frederick Luckenbach, 1918-1919. No image available

    • Gladiator. 67 gross ton tug, 1876. USN: Gladiator, 1918-1918. No image available
    • Goodwill. Motor boat, 1917. USN: Goodwill, 1917?-1918

    • Havana. 6391 gross ton passenger liner, 1906. USN: Comfort, 1918-1925. Designated AH-3, 1920
    • Helen. 1285 gross ton barge, 1911. Probably had no U.S. Navy service. No image available
    • Hermes. 340-ton auxiliary schooner, 1914. USN: Hermes, 1918-1926
    • Heron. 39 gross ton auxiliary schooner, 1903. Probably had no U.S. Navy service. No image available
    • Herreshoff # 313. 65-ton steam boat, 1917. Probably had no U.S. Navy service. No image available
    • Highball. Motor boat, 1905. USN: Highball, 1918?-1918. No image available
    • Houston. 4525 gross ton freighter, 1903. Formerly named Liebenfels. Later named North King. USN: Houston, 1918-1922. Designated AK-1, 1920
    • Houston Barnard. Barge. USN: Houston Barnard, 1917-1919?. No image available

    • Indian Head. Barge. USN: Indian Head (renamed Freight Lighter # 156, later YF-156), 1917?-1924. No image available
    • Irwin. 456 gross ton barge. USN: Irwin, 1917?-1919?. No image available
    • Isaac L. Rice. 502-ton accomodation barge. USN: Isaac L. Rice, 1918-1918
    • Isabela. 3063 gross ton freighter, 1911. USN: Isabela, 1918-1919

    • James Wooley. 92 gross ton harbor tug, 1899. USN: James Wooley, 1918-1936. Designated YT-45, 1920. No image available
    • Jean Duluth. Motor boat. USN: Jean Duluth, 1917-1917. No image available
    • Jerry Briggs. 2 gross ton motor boat. Also named Rosalinda. USN: Jerry Briggs, 1918-1919. No image available
    • John Derby. Barge. Also named Hattie Hughes. USN: John Derby (renamed Coal Barge # 517), 1917?-1919?. No image available
    • John Derly. Barge. USN: John Derly, 1917-1919?. No image available
    • Juliette W. Murray. 56 gross ton harbor tug, 1894. USN: Juliette W. Murray, 1918-1918. No image available

    • Kerkenna. 3621 gross ton freighter, 1900. Previously named Borneo. USN: Kerkenna, 1918-1919. No image available
    • Kermoor. 4795 gross ton freighter, 1907. Previously named Morawitz. USN: Kermoor, 1918-1919.
    • Kerowlee. 3550 gross ton freighter, 1901. Previously named Campania. USN: Kerowlee, 1918-1919
    • Kittery. 1839 gross ton freighter, 1905. Previously named Präsident. USN: Kittery, 1917-1933. Designated AK-2, 1920

    • L.K. Thurlow. Freighter. USN: L.K. Thurlow, 1918?-1919. No image available
    • Lake Benbow. 2368 gross ton freighter, 1918. USN: Lake Benbow, 1918-1919. No image is available, or known to exist
    • Lake Bloomington. 2342 gross ton freighter, 1918. USN: Lake Bloomington, 1918-1918. No image is available, or known to exist
    • Lake Borgne. 2100 gross ton freighter, 1918. USN: Lake Borgne, 1918-1918
    • Lake Damita. 2371 gross ton freighter, 1918. USN: Lake Damita, 1918-1918. No image available

    • Lake Lemando. 2370 gross ton freighter, 1918. USN: Lake Lemando, 1918-1919. No image available
    • Lake Silver. 2292 gross ton freighter, 1918. USN: Lake Silver, 1918-1919. No image available
    • Lillie. 43 gross ton barge, 1873. USN: Lillie, 1917-1917. No image available
    • Lakewood. 1948 gross ton freighter, 1917. USN: Lakewood, 1917-1919
    • Lillie B.. 13 gross ton motor boat, 1881. USN: Lillie B., 1917-1917. No image available
    • Lucy. Barge. USN: Lucy, 1917-1919?. No image available

    • Mariner. 234 gross ton tug, 1906. USN: Mariner, 1918-1919
    • Mauban. 1253 gross ton freighter, 1900. USN: Mauban, 1918-1919. No image available
    • McClellan. U.S. Army Transport, 1898. Originally S.S. Port Victor (built 1885). No U.S. Navy service
    • Middlesex. 4727 gross ton collier, 1912. USN: Middlesex, 1918-1919
    • Minorca. 1145 gross ton freighter, 1892. Probably had no U.S. Navy service. No image available
    • Mona II. Motor boat. USN: Mona II, 1918-1919. No image available
    • Monarch. Barge. USN: Monarch (renamed Freight Lighter # 157, later YF-157), 1918?-1927. No image available
    • Montanan. 6659 gross ton freighter, 1913. No U.S. Navy service
    • Montoso. 3063 gross ton freighter, 1911. USN: Montoso, 1918-1919
    • Munalbro. 4293 gross ton collier, 1916. USN: Munalbro, 1918-1919

    • Nahma. Motor boat, 1902. USN: Nahma (renamed Asp, 1918), 1917-1923. Designated YFB-1, 1920. No image available
    • Nahunta. 1213 gross ton seagoing barge, 1866. Formerly named West Point. USN: Nahunta, 1917-1919
    • Newport News. 3537 gross ton freighter, 1904. Previously named Odenwald. USN: Newport News, 1917-1925. Designated AK-3, 1920
    • Ninette. Barge. USN: Ninette (renamed Water Barge # 31, later YW-31), 1918?-1921. No image available
    • Northern Pacific. 8255 gross ton passenger liner, 1914. USN: Northern Pacific, 1917-1919

    • O'B and J # 1. Barge. USN: O'B and J # 1, 1917-1919?. No image available
    • Ozama. 4300-ton freighter, 1916. USN: Ozama, 1917-1919. No image available

    • Pascagoula. 2551 gross ton wooden freighter, 1918. USN: Pascagoula, 1918-1918
    • Patricia. 14,466 gross ton passenger liner. USN: Patricia, 1919-1919
    • Pequeni. 30 gross ton motor boat, 1917. USN: Pequeni, 1917?-1918
    • Phil. Rafferty. Barge. USN: Phil. Rafferty, 1917-1919?. No image available
    • Pompano. 15 gross ton fishing vessel, 1906. USN: Pompano, 1917-1919. No image available
    • President Lincoln. 18,168 gross ton passenger liner, 1907. USN: President Lincoln, 1917-1918
    • Pretoria. 13,234 gross ton passenger liner. USN: Pretoria, 1919-1919

    • Quevilly. 3271 gross ton sailing bark/oil tanker, 1897. Served under Navy direction, but in civilian status, 1918-1919
    • Quincy. 3716 gross ton freighter, 1909. Previously named Vogesen. USN: Quincy, 1918-1922. Designated AK-10, 1920

    • Rainier. 340 gross ton auxiliary schooner, 1917. Previously named Patrol and Angel. USN: Rainier, 1917-1921. No image available
    • Ransom B. Fuller. 2329 gross ton coastal passenger steamer, 1902. USN: Ransom B. Fuller, 1917-1918. No image available
    • Relief. 10 gross ton motor boat, 1910. USN: Relief, 1917-1921. Renamed YP-2, 1920
    • Rin Tin Tin. 560 ton lighter. USN: Rin Tin Tin (renamed Water Barge # 30, later YW-30), 1918-1932
    • Riverside. 863 gross ton barge, 1890. USN: Riverside, 1918-1920. No image available

    • S.N. Co. 3. Barge. USN: S.N. Co. 3, 1917-1919?. No image available
    • Samuel Thaxter. Barge. USN: Samuel Thaxter, 1917?-1919. No image available
    • San Joaquin. 1551 gross ton schooner barge, 1876. USN: San Joaquin, 1918-1919
    • Sanda. Motor boat, 1917. USN: Sanda, 1917-1942?. Renamed YP-3, 1920. No image available
    • Santee. 2794 gross ton freighter, 1905. Previously named Arvonian. USN: Santee, 1917-1918
    • Sea Gull. Dredge. USN: Sea Gull (later YM-7), 1917?-1921. No image available
    • Severn. Motor boat. USN: Severn, 1918-1918. No image available
    • Southport. 245 gross ton coastal passenger steamship, 1911. USN: Southport, 1918-1919
    • Starboard Unit. Motor boat. USN: Starboard Unit, 1918-1919
    • Stephan. 4630 gross ton cable repair ship, 1902. USN: Stephan, 1919-1919. No image is available, or known to exist
    • Surveyor. 1000-ton survey ship, 1917. USN: Surveyor, 1917-1919

    • Tenadores. 7782 gross ton passenger-cargo steamer, 1913. USN: Tenadores, 1918-1918
    • Tigress. 24 gross ton motor boat, 1905. USN: Tigress, 1917-1918?. No image available
    • Tjikembang. 8013 gross ton freighter, 1914. USN: Tjikembang, 1918-1919. No image available
    • Toad. Motor boat, 1914. USN: Toad, 1918-1919. No image available
    • Tocsam. 13 gross ton motor boat, 1910. USN: Tocsam, 1918-1918
    • Tommy Traddles. Motor boat, 1906. USN: Tommy Traddles, 1917-1919
    • Tudno. 754 ton paddle steamer. Also named H.T. Jackson and Saint Tudno. USN: Tudno, 1918-1919

    • Vedette. Motor boat, 1914. USN: Vedette, 1918?-1918
    • Viking. Motor boat. USN: Viking, 1917-1917. No image available
    • Virginian. 179-ton tug, 1904. Originally named Blue Bell. USN: Virginian, 1918-1919

    • West View. 5808 gross ton freighter, 1918. USN: West View, 1918-1919
    • Western Knight. 12,800-ton freighter, 1918. Originally named War Helen. No U.S. Navy service. No image available
    • Westmoreland. Barge. USN: Westmoreland, 1917-1919?. No image available
    • William. Barge. USN: William, 1917-1919?. No image available

    For links to lists of ships and craft that received "SP" and "ID" series numbers, see:

  • "SP" #s and "ID" #s -- World War I Era Patrol Vessels and other Acquired Ships and Craft.


    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".


    If you want higher resolution reproductions than the Online Library's digital images, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."


    Return to Naval History and Heritage Command home page.

    Page made 10 August 2004
    New ships added 13 January 2009