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|125k||U.S. Navy Mine Layers steaming in line abreast during the laying of the North Sea mine barrage, September 1918. Analysis of camouflage patterns indicates that these ships are (from front to rear): USS Roanoke (ID 1695); USS Housatonic (ID 1697); USS Shawmut (ID 1255); USS Canandaigua (ID 1694); USS Canonicus (ID 1696); with USS Quinnebaug (ID 1687) and USS Saranac (ID 1702) in the left and right center distance. A four-stack British cruiser is in the left distance
U.S. Navy photo 61101
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|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
Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. 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 Quinnebaug (ID-1687), USS Baltimore (CM-1). On the left: USS Canonicus (ID-1696), USS Canandaigua (ID-1694), USS Aroostook (CM-3), USS Saranac (ID-1702)|
Imperial War Museum photo No.© IWM(Q 20254) from American First World War Official Exchange Collection
|134k||Ship's officers and crew posed on deck, at Invergordon, Scotland, October 1918. Her Commanding Officer, Commander William H. Reynolds, is seated in the middle of the second row
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 55558
|70k||Tied to a mooring buoy, circa 1918, probably in a British Isles harbor
Collection of Clarence E. Grisso, donated by R.W.G. Vail, 1934.
Naval Historical Center photo NH 99625
|01||CDR William Herbert Reynolds, USN - USNA Class of 1897|
Awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal (1918) - Retired as Captain
|2 March 1918 - 1919|
|02||LCDR Ralph M. Packer, USNRF||1919 - 22 September 1919|
Assigned to Mine Squadron 1, Mine Force, Canandaigua sailed from Newport, R.I., 12 May 1918 and arrived at Inverness 6 weeks later. Participating in the laying of the gigantic North Sea Mine Barrage, she made 13 runs from Inverness, handling her hazardous duty with the precision and care required for a successful mine plant.
Following the signing of the Armistice, Canandaigua sailed for conversion to a troop transport at Boston Navy Yard, and on 11 March 1919 was assigned to the Cruiser and Transport Force. Between 8 April and 26 August, she made four voyages to France, returning some 4,800 servicemen. Canandaigua was decommissioned at New York 22 September 1919 and returned to the Shipping Board the same day.
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