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USAT Republic
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USAHS Republic (1945 - 1946)
USS Republic (AP-33) (1941 - 1945)
USAT Republic (1920 - 1921 / 1931 - 1941)
USS President Grant (ID# 3014) (1917 - 1919)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Kilo - Romeo
NUKR
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - World War I Victory Medal [as President Grant] (with Transport clasp) - (all others as Republic) - American Defense Service Medal (with bronze "A")
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


  • Built in 1907 as SS President Grant at Harland and Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Northern Ireland, for the Hamburg-American Packet Steamship Co.
  • Interned at New York in 1914
  • Seized, 6 April 1917
  • Turned over to the Navy by the United States Shipping Board (USSB)
  • Commissioned USS President Grant (ID# 3014), 2 August 1917, CDR. J. P. Morton in command
  • Decommissioned, struck from the Naval Register, and transferred to the US Army, 6 October 1919
  • Commissioned by the Army Transportation Service (ATS) as USAT Republic in November 1920
  • Decommissioned in March 1921
  • Returned to the USSB for lay up at Norfolk, VA.
  • Placed in mercantile service by the United States Lines in 1924
  • Reacquired by ATS in 1931 and recommissioned USAT Republic
  • Acquired by the Navy and commissioned USS Republic (AP-33), 22 July 1941, CDR. G. Clark in command
  • Decommissioned, 27 January 1945, at New Orleans, LA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 2 February 1945
  • Transferred to the US Army for conversion to a Hospital Ship by Waterman Steamship Co., Mobile, AL.
  • Recommissioned by the US Army Transportation Service (ATS) USAHS Republic August 1945
  • Designation changed to Transport USAT Republic, February 1946
  • Decommissioned by the ATS and returned to the Maritime Commission for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA., 9 May 1949
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 11 March 1952, to Bethlehem Steel Co.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 33,000 t.
    Length 599'
    Beam 68' 2"
    Draft 34'
    Speed 14.5 kts.
    Complement 712
    Armament
    four single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mounts
    two 1-pdrs
    two machine guns
    Propulsion steam turbine
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    Commercial Service
    Republic 267k Post card image of SS President Grant underway in the service of the Hamburg-American Packet Steamship Co., date unknown. Tommy Trampp
    Republic 236k SS President Grant underway in mercantile service for Hamburg-American Packet Steamship Co., date unknown Tommy Trampp
    Republic 62k Post card image of one of SS President Grant's passenger lounges. Tommy Trampp
    Republic 51k SS Republic underway in the harbor at New York while in the service for the United States Lines between 1924 and 1931.
    Photo from MaritimeDigital Archive Encyclopedia
    Robert Hurst
    Republic 62k SS Republic underway in the livery of the United States Lines between 1924 and 1931. Tommy Trampp
    USS President Grant (ID# 3014)
    Republic 49k USS President Grant (ID# 3014) underway, 25 May 1918, while crossing to Brest in the largest troop convoy of the First World war. She is painted in a uniform coat of dark grey camouflage paint.
    US National Archives photo # 111-SC-13886, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Robert Hurst
    Republic 121k Bow on view of USS President Grant (ID# 3014) at New York City, circa spring or summer 1918, after being painted in pattern camouflage.
    US Navy photo # NH 41733, a US Navy Yard New York photo now in the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    Robert Hurst
    Republic 133k Stern on view of USS President Grant (ID# 3014) at New York City, circa spring or summer 1918, after being painted in pattern camouflage.
    US Navy photo # NH 41747, a US Navy Yard New York photo now in the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    Robert Hurst
    Republic 62k USS President Grant (ID# 3014) steaming in convoy with other ships, 1918. She is wearing "dazzle" camouflage. The original image is printed on postcard ("AZO") stock.
    US Navy photo # NH 105108. Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    Robert Hurst
    Republic 53k USS President Grant (ID# 3014) at Brest, France. The original photograph bore a date of 18 July 1919. However, the 'dazzle' camouflage worn by President Grant indicates that it was actually taken in 1918.
    US Navy photo # NH 64963 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, Collection of Peter K. Connelly. Courtesy of William H. Davis, 1967
    Robert Hurst
    Republic 101k A halftone reproduction of a photo of USS President Grant (ID# 3014) in pattern camouflage, circa mid-to-late 1918. Photo was originally published by A. M. Simon, 324 E. 23rd St., New York City, in 1919 as one of ten images in a 'Souvenir Folder' concerning USS President Grant.
    US Navy photo # NH 104241 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    Robert Hurst
    Republic 85k A halftone reproduction of a photograph of USS President Grant (ID# 3014) steaming in convoy with other troop transports, 1918. It was published by A.M. Simon, 324 E, 23rd St., New York City, in 1919. Based on their camouflage patterns and general physical appearance, the three ships closest to the camera are (from left to right): either USS Koningin der Nederlanden (ID# 2708) or USS Zeelandia (ID# 2507); USS President Grant (ID# 3014) or USS Huron (ID# 1408).
    US Navy photo # NH 105377. Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    Robert Hurst
    Republic 90k USS President Grant (ID# 3014) photographed in 1919 (perhaps on 2 April), while employed bringing U.S troops home from Europe. The original image is printed on postcard ("AZO") stock.
    US Navy photo # NH 105782. Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    Robert Hurst
    Republic 88k USS President Grant (ID# 3014) moored at a buoy in port, circa 1919. Photographed by "HF Co". The original image is printed on postcard ("AZO") stock.
    US Navy photo # NH 105377. Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    Robert Hurst
    Republic 79k USS President Grant (ID# 3014) in New York Harbor, 1919. The original photo, taken by E. Muller Jr., of New York City, is printed on post card (AZO) stock.
    US Navy photo # NH 104956 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center. Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007.
    Robert Hurst
    Republic 127k USS President Grant (ID# 3014) in port, probably at Newport News, Virginia, 1919.
    Photograph copyrighted at that time by Holladay. The original image is printed on post card ("AZO") stock. Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2008.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 106386
    Robert Hurst
    USAT Republic
    Republic 101k USAT Republic docking at Charleston Navy Yard, 26 April 1929.
    Photo by Leslie R. Jones, Boston Herald Traveler, Staff Photographer.
    Tommy Trampp
    Republic 38k USAT Republic underway, off Hawaii, 2 June 1932
    Photo by 18th Air Base Photo Laboratory, Air Corps, Wheeler Field, Territory of Hawaii.
    Emil L. Mesko
    Republic 117k USAT Republic alongside Pier No.9, Honolulu, T.H., at 10.40 AM, 22 November 1937. Honolulu power plant is in the right center. A 327-foot Coast Guard Cutter possibly USCGC Taney is alongside the pier at far left.
    US Air Force photo # 38381 A.C. from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Robert Hurst
    Republic 82k A halftone reproduction of a photo of USAT Republic taken by the Army Air Corps prior to World War II, while the ship was near a pilot boat. Copied from the book 'Troopships of World War II', by Roland W. Charles.
    US Navy photo # NH 103413 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Robert Hurst
    Republic 107k USAT Republic transiting the Panama Canal during the 1930s.
    US Navy photo # NH 67847 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center. Courtesy of Donald M. MacPherson, 1969.
    Robert Hurst
    Republic 109k Aerial view of USAT Republic underway, circa the 1930s. The original image is printed on a postcard mailed at San Francisco, CA., 4 September 1939.
    US Navy photo # NH 105094. Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2007, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Robert Hurst
    Republic 102k USAT Republic in port, circa the 1930s. The US Army tug General Aleshire is partially visible in the left foreground. The image is printed on postcard ("AZO") stock.
    US Navy photo # NH 105103. Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2007, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Robert Hurst
    Republic 163k USAT Republic with Army troops on deck, date and location unknown. Note the automobile in the center of the deck. Tommy Trampp
    Republic 95k USAT Republic departing San Francisco Navy Yard, Hunters Point, following a post-World War II overhaul, circa 1946-1949.
    US Navy photo # NH 91266 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Robert Hurst
    Republic 67k USAT Republic at anchor, date and location unknown. Russ Padden
    Republic 194k USAT Republic transiting the Panama Canal. Photo from a postcard dated January 1941. Tommy Trampp
    USS Republic (AP-33)
    Republic 125k USS Republic (AP-33) probably at the New York Navy Yard, 20 September 1941. The date (9/20/42) is probably incorrect, because the image appears to show the ship after commissioning in July 1941 and before the installation on the bow in August 1941 of a large platform carrying two 3"/23 guns antiaircraft guns.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo # 19-N-25092 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Mike Green
    Republic 63k USS Republic (AP-33) arriving at Brisbane, Australia, as part of the Pensacola convoy, 22 December 1941. It can be clearly seen in this photo how, in Measure 12, the level of the Sea Blue was extended up to the top of the highest continuous deck; also, the generally darker appearance of the Sea Blue 5-S/ Ocean Grey 5-0 combination.
    (US National Archives photo # 80-G-15927, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Robert Hurst
    Republic 115k USS Republic (AP-33) arriving at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 15 August 1942, with officers, troops and nurses embarked. Note the Marine sentry in the center foreground, and the ship's crowded decks.
    US Navy photo # NH 84008 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of the Honorable James V. Forrestal
    Robert Hurst
    Republic 30k USS Republic (AP-33) underway in 1943, place unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Republic 102k USS Republic (AP-33) underway 23 November 1944 off the coast of southern California. Photo by a blimp based at Santa Ana, CA,
    US National Archives RG-19-LCM, photo # 80-G-272769, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Mike Green
    USAHS Republic
    Republic 74k USAHS Republic moored probably at either New Orleans, La., or Mobile, AL., circa August 1945.
    From "Hospital Ships of World War II: An Illustrated Reference" by Emory A. Massman, courtesy authors collection
    Robert Hurst
    Republic 74k A halftone reproduction of a photo of USAHS Republic moored pierside at Army berths 4 and 5 in New Orleans, LA., 29 August 1945.
    US Army Signal Corps photo # 111-SC-219254 from "Hospital Ships of World War II: An Illustrated Reference" by Emory A. Massman, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Robert Hurst
    Republic 100k USAHS Republic moored pierside at Army berths, 4 and 5 in New Orleans, LA., probably on 29 August 1945.
    US Army Signal Corps photo # 111-SC-219262 from "Hospital Ships of World War II: An Illustrated Reference" by Emory A. Massman, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Robert Hurst

    USS President Grant (ID# 3014) / Republic USAT / (AP-33) / USAHS
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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