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|47k||SS Jefferson photographed prior to World War I.
U.S. Navy photo NH 42456
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|184k||Post card postmarked Norfolk, VA, 6 October 1909||Tommy Trampp|
|88k||Photographed circa 1917
Naval Historical Center photo NH 105603
|USS Quinnebaug (ID 1687)|
|71k||Painted in "dazzle" camouflage, 1918.
Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1969
U.S. Navy photo NH 67875
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|74k||U.S. Navy minelayers steaming in column in the North Sea, September 1918. At left, British destroyers are covering the formation's flank with a smoke screen. Ships in the minelayer column are (from front to rear): Roanoke, Housatonic, Quinnebaug and Baltimore
U.S. Navy photo NH 2805
|71k||U.S. Navy minelayers proceeding to sea in two columns, in Area Number 2 of the North Sea, September 1918. Ships in the column at left are (from front to rear): Roanoke, Housatonic, Quinnebaug and Baltimore. Ships in column at right are (from front to rear): Canonicus (out of picture, to right), Canandaigua, Aroostook and Saranac. Note disruptive "dazzle" camouflage worn by these ships.
Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the National Archives
U. S. Army Signal Corps photo 111-SC-43563
|111k||American minelayers underway on 20 September 1918. They include; on the right: USS Roanoke (ID-1695), USS Housatonic (ID-1697), USS Quinniberg (ID-1687), USS Baltimore (CM-1). On the left: USS Canonicus (ID-1696), USS Canidaiqua (ID-1694), USS Aroostock (CM-3), USS Saranac (ID-1702)|
Imperial War Museum photo No.© IWM(Q 20254) from American First World War Official Exchange Collection
|182k||Quinnebaug's officers and crew pose on her foredeck, at Invergordan, Scotland, October 1918.
Quinnebaug was then engaged in laying a barrage of anti-submarine mines across the North Sea. Note the "T.N.T." banner at the left end of the bridge, alluding to the mines' explosive charge material
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 42071
|103k||Photographed circa 1919 by O.W. Waterman, Hampton, Virginia
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 98371
|328k||Photo from the 24 January 1919 edition of the Evening Public Ledger, Philadelphia, PA courtesy of Penn State University Libraries, University Park, PA||Mike Mohl|
|172k||Photo from the 30 January 1919 edition of the Evening Public Ledger, Philadelphia, PA|
|01||CDR David Pratt Mannix, USN - Awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal||28 March 1918 - 6 February 1919|
Chartered by the Navy 3 December 1917, converted to a mine planter by Robbin's Repair Basin and DryDock Co., Brooklyn, N.Y., and commissioned at Brooklyn 28 March 1918, Comdr. David Pratt Mannix in command.
Quinnebaug reported to the Atlantic Mine Force and was ordered 13 May 1918 to Invergordon, Scotland for mining operations in the North Sea with Mine Squadron 1. From 14 July to 26 October, she successfully completed ten mining missions screened by British destroyers of the 14th Flotilla (Grand Fleet). Quinnebaug was not diverted from her mission by two encounters with German submarines 20-21 September and succeeded in planting approximately 6,040 mines in the Northern Barrage. Upon completion of this duty she returned home, decommissioned at Philadelphia 6 February 1919, and was returned to her owner 19 March 1919.
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