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Photo #  NH 105282:  S.S. Plymouth circa 1915.

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USS Plymouth (ID # 3308), 1918-1919.
Originally, and later, S.S. Plymouth (American Collier, 1915).

Plymouth, a 5266 gross ton (10,750 tons displacement) collier, was built at Camden, New Jersey, in 1915. She was commissioned in the Navy at New York as USS Plymouth (ID # 3308) on 2 August 1918 and employed as a freighter. Shortly after commissioning, the ship loaded general cargo at Baltimore, Maryland, and sailed from Norfolk, Virginia in a convoy bound for Brest, France. Returning to New York in October, Plymouth delivered another load of general cargo to St. Nazaire, France, in December. She arrived at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in January 1919 and soon moved to New York. USS Plymouth was decommissioned there on 25 February 1919 and transferred to the U.S. Shipping Board for simultaneous return to her owners, the American-Italian Steamship Company of New York City. Following long commercial service she was scrapped at Wilmington, Delaware in 1948.

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Photo #: NH 65123

S.S. Plymouth
(American collier, 1915)

Photographed by her builder, the New York Shipbuilding Company, at Camden, N.J., upon completion in late 1915. This collier was in commission as USS Plymouth (ID # 3308) from 2 August 1918 to 25 February 1919.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 105282

USS Plymouth
(ID # 3308)

This collier was taken over by the Navy at New York on 30 July 1918 and commissioned there on 2 August 1918. The photograph may have been taken during an inspection by the Third Naval District on 1 August 1918. The ship was decommissioned on 25 February 1919.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

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Related image:

  • Photo # NH 106016-B, a view showing, in its left background, a ship which may be Plymouth.

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