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The second USS Harding (DD-625) was launched on June 28, 1942, by the Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation and commissioned by the United States Navy on May 25, 1943. The Harding served as a ship destroyer responsible for antisubmarine patrolling…

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A photograph of the USS Helvetia (SP-3096), which was a three-masted schooner or sailing vessel, as seen from her accompanying submarine USS E-2 in August 1918. The Helvetia was a tender/decoy ship, providing supplies to the tailing submarine and…

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A photograph of the USS Lykens (SP-876/AT-56), which was a 170-foot steam-powered tugboat. The photograph was taken sometime in 1917, after the ship was acquired by the United States Navy. Built in 1899, the Lykens started as a private vessel in…

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The USS Leviathan at harbor in 1918. The ship was acquired from Germany by the United States Navy in 1917, serving as a troop transport ship until it was decommissioned on October 29, 1919. Fred White (1898-1919) and the 547th Engineer Service…

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The USS Mount Vernon after being torpedoed by a German submarine in the eastern Atlantic on September 5, 1918. The torpedo killed 36 men. The ship made port the next day in Brest, France, where it was given a temporary patch. It is possible that…