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USS Louisville (SP-1644)

Please see below for item level images and donated collections containing photographs of USS Louisville (SP-1644)

The American Line steamship St. Louis (q.v.), after seeing naval service during the Spanish‑American War under her merchant name, was taken over for a second time on 26 April 1918, renamed USS Louisville (SP-1644) and commissioned on 27 April 1918. Following several round‑trip voyages to Europe as a troop transport, USS Louisville (SP-1644) decommissioned and was returned to her owner on 11 September 1919.

For a complete history of USS Louisville (SP-1644) please see its DANFS page.