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NH 101720 USS Freelance

Photo #: NH 101720  USS Freelance
Title: USS Freelance
Description: (SP-830) In port during the World War I era. Built in 1895, this steam yacht served as USS Free Lance from 12 May to 24 August 1898, during the Spanish-American War. Renamed Freelance in 1905, she was leased by the Navy on 19 July 1917 and placed in commission on 5 September 1917. USS Freelance was decommissioned and returned to her owner on 24 December 1918. The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 101720
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