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Photo © N. R. George from National Museum of the U.S. Navy
|Original photo: Naval Historical Center
Replacement photo: Michael Mohl
|294k||Original photo: Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken in British waters, 1918.
Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1976
U.S. Navy photo NH 85034
Replacement photo: Library of Congress photo LC-USZ62-38945 © by N. R. George from National Museum of the U.S. Navy
Protected by smoke screen in the North Sea
Library of Congress photo LC-USZ62-98344 from National Museum of the U.S. Navy
|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 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
|190k||Ship's officers and crew, photographed at Invergordan, Scotland, in October 1918. Her Commanding Officer, Captain Thomas L. Johnson, is seated in the center of the front row
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 51900
|114k||Canonicus, in a U.S. East Coast port, while employed as a troop transport in 1919.
Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2005
Naval Historical Center photo NH 102942
|90k||Canonicus, in harbour in 1919, while employed as a troop transport.
Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007
Naval Historical Center photo NH 105423
|190k||Arriving off Newport News, Virginia, with homeward bound troops from France, 10 July 1919
Panoramic photograph by Holladay, Newport News. The harbor tug Maren Lee is assisting Canonicus
Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 106362
|01||CDR Thomas L. Johnson, USN - Awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal||2 March 1918 - 7 August 1919|
Canonicus cleared Newport, R.I., 12 May 1918 with Mine Squadron 1, bound for Inverness, Scotland. Arriving 27 May, she operated out of Inverness and Invergordon, Scotland, planting the mines of the North Sea barrage. This precise, demanding work continued through the close of the war, after which she returned to Hampton Roads, VA., 3 January 1919.
On 7 February 1919 Canonicus was assigned to the Cruiser and Transport Force, and made three voyages between the east coast and France, returning 4,166 troops to the United States. Canonicus was decomissioned 7 August 1919, and returned to the Shipping Board for further transfer to her former owner.
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