U.S.S. Nansemond Postcard

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Title

U.S.S. Nansemond Postcard

Alternative Title

U.S.S. Nansemond Postcard

Subject

World War I, 1914-1918

Description

A postcard showing United States Ship (USS) Nansemond (ID-1395), most likely around March 1919. Originally called Steamship (SS) Pennsylvania, this steamship was built by Hartland & Wolff in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1896 for the Hamburg-American Line. In 1917, the ship was seized by the United States Shipping Board (USSB). During World War I, Nansemond served in the Army Cargo and Transport Service until it was transferred to the U.S. Navy. On January 20, 1919, the steamship was commissioned in Hoboken, New Jersey, under Commander W. MacLeod of the U.S. Navy Reserve (USNR). USS Nansemond was assigned to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service (NOTS) and departed from New York on February 4, 1919. Carrying supplies for the U.S. Army, the ship arrived at Saint-Nazaire, France, on February 16 and then departed for Virginia on February 26. Carrying returning soldiers of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF), Nansemond arrived at Newport News on March 11, 1919. In August, the steamship returned to New York to be decommissioned on August 25. USS Nansemond was returned to the USSB and then scrapped in 1924.

Source

Original 5.5 x 3.5 inch sepia postcard, 1919: Private Collection of Luticia "Tish" Gormley Lee.

Date Created

ca. 1919

Contributor

Lee, Luticia "Tish" Gormley

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 5.5 x 3.5 inch sepia postcard, 1919.

Is Part Of

Celery Soup: Florida’s Folk Life Play Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

198 KB

Medium

5.5 x 3.5 inch sepia photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Hoboken, New Jersey
New York City, New York
Saint-Nazaire, France
Newport News, Virginia

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Inherited by Luticia "Tish" Gormley Lee.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Luticia "Tish" Gormley Lee and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Dr. Scot French's "Tools in Digital History Seminar," Fall 2013

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

USS Nansemond. [S.l.]: Book On Demand Ltd, 2013.
"Nansemond (ID 1395)." NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive. http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/171395.htm.
"USS Nansemond." Troopships, Battleships, Subs, Cruisers, Destroyers. http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cacunithistories/USS_Nansemond.html.
"U.S.S. NANSEMOND." E W T V E T S [Energize With the Vets]: The Forget Us Not Project. http://www.nansemond.org/.

Transcript

U.S.S NANSEMOND

"SHIP THAT BROUGHT US HOME."

POST CARD

PLACE
STAMP
HERE

CORRESPONDENCE

ADDRESS

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Original Format

1 sepia photograph

Physical Dimensions

5.5 x 3.5 inches

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