(German-American Freighter, 1914) At Boston, Massachusetts, 27 November 1917. Built in 1914 as the German flag merchant steamer Kamilla Rickmers, and seized when the United States entered World War I, this ship was renamed Ticonderoga in August 1917. She was placed in commission as USS Ticonderoga (ID # 1958) on 5 January 1918, and sunk, with the loss of 213 lives, by the German submarine U-152 on 30 September 1918. Also present, at far left, is USS Albany (1900-1930). Three section patrol (SP) boats are partially visible at the far right. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.