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WORLD WAR I

Photo # NH 41876:  Troops wearing life jackets on board USS President Lincoln, as she passed through the submarine zone en route to France on Christmas Day 1917

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USS President Lincoln (1917-1918) --
Troops on board the Ship


This page features views of troops on board USS President Lincoln during World War I.

For additional photographs of troops on board this transport, see:

  • USS President Lincoln -- Troops On Board the Ship (Part II).

    For other images related to this ship, see:

  • USS President Lincoln (1917-1918).


    Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.


    Photo #: NH 103274

    USS President Lincoln
    (1917-1918)

    Soldiers of Battery F, 151st Field Artillery, wearing life preservers on deck, as the ship steams through the submarine zone en route to France, October 1917.
    Note that some of these men are wearing their campaign hats "cowboy style", with rolled brims.

    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. - USS President Lincoln Collection.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 79KB; 740 x 445 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 41889

    USS President Lincoln
    (1917-1918)

    Troops wearing life preservers on deck, while passing through the submarine zone, en route to France during World War I.
    These Soldiers appear to be members of an African-American unit.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 95KB; 740 x 445 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 103273

    USS President Lincoln
    (1917-1918)

    Soldiers of the 505th Service Battalion (an African-American unit) on deck, wearing life preservers as they pass through the submarine zone during the ship's second trip to France, circa late 1917.
    Mess kits are in evidence and some of the men are eating.

    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. - USS President Lincoln Collection.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 78KB; 740 x 470 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 41877

    USS President Lincoln
    (1917-1918)

    Troops of the Rainbow Division reading London and New York newspapers on the transport's deck, probably while she was en route to the war zone, circa October 1917.
    Note that most of these men are wearing wide-brimmed campaign hats.
    An African-American Soldier is at left.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 63KB; 740 x 445 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 41876

    USS President Lincoln
    (1917-1918)

    Troops wearing life jackets on board the transport, as she passed through the submarine zone en route to France on Christmas Day 1917.

    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. - USS President Lincoln Collection.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 112KB; 740 x 440 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 60693

    USS President Lincoln
    (1917-1918)

    Troops at mess on the ship's deck, while passing through the war zone during World War I.
    Note life preservers worn by most of these Soldiers, cartridge clip belt worn by the man in the right center foreground, and mess kits on the wooden hatch cover.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 66KB; 740 x 435 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 103359

    USS President Lincoln
    (1917-1918)

    A U.S. Army band playing on board the ship, as she steamed through the submarine zone en route to France, November 1917. A hand-written inscription on the back of the original print identifies this as the "Indiana Band".
    Note the campaign hats and life preservers worn by these Soldier musicians.

    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. - USS President Lincoln Collection.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 97KB; 740 x 450 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 41898

    USS President Lincoln
    (1917-1918)

    "Boxing bout between troops" embarked on the ship, while en route to France during World War I.
    Note life jackets worn by the spectators.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 79KB; 740 x 435 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 2602

    USS President Lincoln
    (1917-1918)

    Troops watch a boxing match on board, while passing through the submarine zone en route to France, during World War I.
    Note life jackets worn by the spectators, and by the referee.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 102KB; 740 x 460 pixels

     


    For additional photographs of troops on board this transport, see:

  • USS President Lincoln -- Troops On Board the Ship (Part II).

    For other images related to this ship, see:

  • USS President Lincoln (1917-1918).


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    Page made 30 November 2005
    Page divided and captions corrected 28 December 2005