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NH 53712 USS George Washington

Photo #: NH 53712  USS George Washington
Title: USS George Washington
Description: (ID # 3018) Ten minutes before sailing time of the George Washington, the White Star liner Lapland from Liverpool, carrying 2000 American soldiers (mostly Aero Service units which had been training in England) came up the North River. The photo shows some of the crew of the George Washington cheering the home coming soldiers. (quoted from the original World War I era caption). This photo may have been taken in February 1919. Location is apparently New York City. Note the banner hung over the ship's reading U.S. Naval Transport George Washington, and her stern decoration. U.S. Army Signal Corps Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Catalog #: NH 53712
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