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USAT Powhatan
ex-USS Powhatan (ID 3013)
ex-USS Hamburg


Powhatan served both the U. S. Navy and Army.

Transport:

  • Built in 1899 as Hamburg by Aktiengesellschaft Vulkan, Stettin, Germany
  • Chartered by the Red Cross in 1914 and renamed Red Cross
  • Acquired by the Navy 16 August 1917 and commissioned USS Hamburg (ID 3013)
  • Renamed Powhatan 5 September 1917
  • Decommissioned 2 September 1919 and transferred to the Army Transport Service at New York
  • Chartered by the Baltic Steam Ship Corp. of America in 1920 and renamed New Rochelle
  • Transferred to U.S. Mail Steamship Co. in 1921 and renamed Hudson
  • Transferred again in 1921 to the United States Lines
  • Renamed President Fillmore in 1922
  • Scrapped in 1928.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 18,026 t.
  • Length 544' 11"
  • Beam 60' 2"
  • Draft 30'
  • Speed 16 kts.
  • Complement 533
  • Armament: Four 6", two 1-pounders and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two shafts.
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    SS Hamburg
    Powhatan 312k Undated post card Tommy Trampp
    Powhatan 104k Post card. Written on back: "President Roosevelt Tour. Publisher by Arthur Capper, 1909"
    Powhatan 260k Post card dated 1910
    Powhatan 61k Post card, postmarked 24 May 1911, Hoboken, NJ
    Hospital Ship Red Cross
    Powhatan 147k At Falmouth, England, September 1914.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 74740
    Robert Hurst
    USS Powhatan (ID 3013)
    Powhatan 238k From the collection of Elijah Bunn Richard Price
    Powhatan 339k
    Powhatan 70k Steaming in a trans-Atlantic convoy, November 1917.
    Collection of Chief Warrant Officer J.B. Dofflemeyer, 1972.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 103488
    Naval Historical Center
    Powhatan 117k Docked at New York City, 6 September 1918. She is painted in a "dazzle" camouflage scheme.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101819
    Powhatan 77k Halftone reproduction of a panoramic photograph taken in late 1918 or early 1919.
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 103460
    Powhatan 120k At Antwerp, Belgium, 24 July 1919.
    Donation of Mike Hoffman, 2008
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105394
    Robert Hurst
    Powhatan 114k Leaving a French port with homeward bound U.S personnel on board, 1919.
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 104235
    Powhatan 91k In World War I "dazzle" camouflage, 1918. U.S. Navy Coal Barge No. 255 is in the left foreground. Photograph was probably taken at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania
    Photograph from the collection of Robert H. Helm, donated by Mr. & Mrs. Robert Helm 2008
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 106331
    Powhatan 93k Arriving at Charleston, South Carolina, on 10 April 1919, bringing troops of the 120th Infantry, 30th Division home from France
    Photograph from the collection of Robert H. Helm, donated by Mr. & Mrs. Robert Helm 2008
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 106332
    Powhatan 122k At the Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina, circa April 1919 showing the decoration on her stern and her distinctive after gunfire control tower
    Photograph from the collection of Robert H. Helm, donated by Mr. & Mrs. Robert Helm 2008
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 106353
    SC-200 130k SC-200 coming alongside at Charleston, South Carolina, 1919
    Photograph from the collection of Robert H. Helm, donated by Mr. & Mrs. Robert Helm, 2008
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 106352
    Powhatan 81k At Pauillac, France in 1919, while employed bringing U.S. troops home from Europe
    Photograph from the collection of Robert H. Helm, donated by Mr. & Mrs. Robert Helm 2008
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 106334
    Powhatan 96k Post card published in 1919, featuring a halftone reproduction of a photograph showing the ship underway in that year
    Photograph from the collection of Robert H. Helm, donated by Mr. & Mrs. Robert Helm, 2008
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 106333
    Powhatan 100k At St. Nazaire, France in May 1919, with a steam lighter alongside
    Photograph from the collection of Robert H. Helm, donated by Mr. & Mrs. Robert Helm 2008
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 106335
    Powhatan 80k At St. Nazaire, France, 16-17 June, 1919
    Photograph from the collection of Robert H. Helm, donated by Mr. & Mrs. Robert Helm 2008
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 106345
    SS New Rochelle
    Powhatan 30k . Tommy Trampp

    Commanding Officers
    01CDR Gatewood Sanders Lincoln, USN - USNA Class of 1896
    Awarded the Navy Cross (1918) - Retired as Captain
    16 August 1917
    02CDR James P. Murdock, USN - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)
    Died on active duty in April 1920
    1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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