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A Distorted Target for U-Boats

Oil painting of a camouflaged ship
Title: A Distorted Target For U-Boats
Caption: Oil on canvas by Burnell Poole, 1929
Description: Seized at Hoboken, New Jersey upon entry of the United States into World War I, U.S.S. Leviathan, formerly the German passenger ship S.S. Vaterland, served as a troop transport ship. In its ten round trips between Hoboken and Brest, France it carried more than 119,000 troops eastward. After the Armistice, it participated in the westward flow of men and completed nine trips until September of 1919.
Catalog #: 2004-50-1
Original Location: Navy Art Collection
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