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|283k||In port, probably at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, circa summer 1917. Note the camouflage applied to her bow, and the elaborately camouflaged ship partially visible at right.
U.S. Navy photo NH 99079
|Original photo: Naval Historical Center
Replacement photo: Robert Hurst
|46k||Off Lorient, France, probably during a review of U.S. and French ships on 29 November 1918. Four of these ships are identified as Hubbard, USS Anderton (SP-530), USS Lewes (SP-383) and USS James (SP-429). Hubbard is in the foreground, wearing the number "8." Anderton is the third ship from the front (only partially visible), with her smokestack immediately behind her pilothouse.
U.S.Navy photo NH 44900
|Naval Historical Center|
|98k||During a review of U.S. and French ships in Lorient harbor, France, 29 November 1918. The ship at left is Hubbard. USS Anderton (SP-530) is in the center, with her smokestack immediately behind her pilothouse. Probably also present are USS Lewes (SP 383) and USS James (SP-429).
U.S. Navy photo NH 53596
|139k||During a review of U.S. and French ships in Lorient harbor, France, 29 November 1918
U.S. Navy photo NH 53597
|318k||Anchored off Lorient, France, circa 1918. She has the numeral "8" painted on her bow. Two other "Menhaden Fisherman" type minesweepers are nested together in the background
Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2011
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 107335
Hubbard crew photo
Somewhere in France
Pointed out is Seaman 2c Herbert Bray, Stephen Essex's maternal Grandfather, who died in 1927. He also served on the old New Jersey [BB 16] and the Minnesota [BB 24].
|Stephen J. Essex|
|01||LTJG Edgar S. Husband, USNRF||1 August 1917|
|02||LT Frederick Muller, USN - Awarded the Medal of Honor (1901) and the Navy Cross (1920)|
Retired as Lieutenant Commander
B. H. B. Hubbard was fitted out as a minesweeper and assigned to the 4th Squadron, Patrol Force. She departed New York 3 October for France, sailing via the Azores. Attached to Patrol Force, European Waters, she swept mines and escorted convoys off the French coast until April 1919. She departed Brest, France, 27 April 1919 to return to the United States but was forced back by bad weather. Transferred to the 4th Patrol Force she served as a cargo vessel in French waters until decommissioned at Brest 18 October 1919. B. H. B. Hubbard was sold 25 October 1919.
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