Ophir served both the U. S. Navy and the Army
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|61k||Crewmen standing by a six-inch gun, mounted aft on the ship, circa 1918
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 41704
|84k||In port, circa March 1918, painted in World War I neutrality markings featuring Dutch flag colors running nearly the ship's full length
U.S. Navy photo NH 99588
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|USS Ophir (ID 2800)|
|96k||In port in April 1918, still painted in World War I Dutch neutrality markings.
U.S. Navy photo NH 60684
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|108k||Burning at Gibraltar in November 1918. Ophir caught fire and burned for three days before sinking at Gibraltar on Armistice Day, 11 November 1918. The original photo caption reads "Mustard
Collection of George K. Beach
Naval Historical Center photo NH 91190
|98k||Ship's survivors at Gibraltar, 13 November 1918
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 41737
|182k||In a U.S. East Coast harbor, on 12 January 1920, showing fire damage. Ophir, a former Dutch passenger-cargo steamer, took fire and burned three days before sinking at Gibraltar on Armistice Day, 11 November 1918. She was raised by the U.S. Government and returned to the United States on 9 January 1920.
Photographed by A. E. Wells, Washington, D.C.
Naval Historical Center photo NH 154
|01||LCDR Malcolm P. Nash, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918) and a Certificate of Appreciation from the Secretary of the Navy||25 March 1918|
Ophir, a freight and passenger liner, sailed from Pearl Harbor 2 April on her marden voyage as a NOTS ship. On 14 May she arrived at New York, whence she continued on to La Pallice, France. Arriving 5 June, she sailed to Verdun on the 27th, thence steamed back to New York. During the next three months, she completed two more round-trip crossings between New York and the Atlantic/English Channel coast of France. On 25 October she set out for Gibraltar and the ports of southern France. Arriving at the former on the 8th, she was underway for Marseilles when an internal explosion and subsequent fire brought her back to Gibraltar where she burned, 11 November. The fire cost the lives of two of her crew and totally destroyed her Army cargo. She was repaired at Gibraltar and on 25 November 1919 set out for the United States. Returning to the east coast in early January 1920, she was turned over to the War Department, at Norfolk, 16 January 1920.
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