Jean served both the U. S. Army and the Navy.
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|84k||The photograph was taken by E.P. Griffith of Newport News, Virginia, probably at the time of the ship's completion by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.
Naval Historical Center photo NH 70475
|61k||Taken at the time of a 1917 inspection by the Third Naval District.
Naval Historical Center photo NH 105265
Assigned to the 5th Naval District, Jean operated on bare boat charter. She took aboard 2,181 tons of general cargo at Norfolk and departed 30 September for Sydney, Nova Scotia, to join an Atlantic convey Of American and British ships which departed 7 October for Bordeaux, France. Diverted to Brest, France, she arrived 21 October with precious supplies for war-ravaged Europe. Steaming from Brest the 22d, Jean visited the ports of La Pallice, Bordeaux, and Verdon. She sailed out of Verdon harbor 3 November and arrived Newport News the 24.
She refueled, loaded 3,164 tons of cargo, and sailed 30 December for Rio de Janeiro via Barbados. She arrived 27 January 1919, exchanged her cargo of coal for coffee beans, and departed for New York via Santos, Brazil.
She arrived New York 20 March and discharged her cargo. Jean decommissioned 15 April at Hoboken, N.J., and was returned to her original owner through the USSB.
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