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|102k||In port, prior to World War I
Naval Historical Center photo NH 99581
|USS Machigonne (SP 1043)|
|91k||Agamemnon (ID 3004) arrives in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, circa late 1918 or the first part of 1919, while returning the U.S. Army's 102nd Infantry from Europe. She is being escorted by ships and craft of the First Naval District. A submarine chaser is in the center foreground, and Machigonne is at left, wearing a large welcoming sign.
U.S. Navy photo NH 57481
|Naval Historical Center|
Welcoming the return of the 26th Infantry Division from FranceCourtesy of Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones collection
|Boston Public Library|
The second Machigonne (SP-1043), formerly passenger steamer Dida, was built by Nealle, Levy & Co., Philadelphia, in 1907; operated by the Casco Bay and Harpswell Line until chartered by the Navy 2 October 1917; and commissioned 15 May 1918.
Machigonne transported men and supplies between Boston and Bumpkin Island Training Station, during World War I. She was sold to Boston, Nahant & Pines Steamboat Co. 29 May 1919. Renamed Hook Mountain in 1930, she continued in merchant service until 1941.
The site of the Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pa., at the junction of the Schlylkill and Delaware Rivers
The first League Island, formerly Block Island (ex-Hook Mountain, ex-Machigonne) was built in April 1907 by Neafie & Levy S. and E. B. Co., Philadelphia, Pa.; purchased by the Navy 24 February 1941 from H. Reynolds Palmer and Raymond H. Abell, Gales Ferry, Conn.; classified YFB-20, 27 February 1941; renamed and placed in service 7 March 1941.
League Island (YFB-20) was assigned to the 4th Naval District 17 March 1941 for ferrying service between the Naval Yard, Philadelphia, Pa., and National Park, N.J., which she carried out efficiently throughout the war. League Island was placed out of service 6 June 1946 and returned to WSA 9 January 1947
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