Santa Clara served both the U. S. Army and Navy
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|SS Santa Clara
Santa Clara - Clare of Assisi (16 July 1194 – 11 August 1253, born Chiara Offreduccio and sometimes spelled Clara, Clair, Claire, Sinclair, etc.) is an Italian saint and one of the first followers of Francis of Assisi. She founded the Order of Poor Ladies, a monastic religious order for women in the Franciscan tradition, and wrote their Rule of Life, the first set of monastic guidelines known to have been written by a woman. Following her death, the order she founded was renamed in her honor as the Order of Saint Clare, commonly referred to today as the Poor Clares. Her feast day is on 11 August
Photo added 1 November 2020
|80k||Probably photographed when first completed
U.S. Navy photo NH 65064
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|329k||Undated post cards||Tommy Trampp|
|USS Santa Clara (ID 4523)
|121k||With her upper deck crowded with troops, as she arrives in New York Harbor after a voyage from France, circa April-August 1919. A U.S. Army tug is alongside Santa Clara
Photograph received from the Caraway Company, Rutterford, New Jersey, 10 August 1936
U.S. Navy photo NH 43137
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|91k||In port, 1919. The original photograph is printed on post card stock, bearing the inscription (on its reverse): "USS Santa Clara. Left Brest, France July 23rd 1919."
Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008
Naval Historical Center photo NH 106035
Assigned to Naval Overseas Transportation Service (NOTS), Santa Clara arrived at Marseilles on 15 November 1918, four days after the armistice was signed, bringing 6,655 tons of general cargo. After returning to Baltimore on 24 December 1918, Santa Clara was transferred, on 18 January 1919, to the Cruiser and Transport Force, Atlantic Fleet.
After overhaul, Santa Clara departed New York, on 23 March 1919, for the first of four post-war voyages to Europe returning troops to the United States from the war zone. Operating from New York, Santa Clara called at Brest, Bordeaux, St. Nazaire, and Pauillac, France, before completing her last voyage at Brooklyn on 3 August 1919. The following day, she was transferred from the Atlantic Fleet to the 3d Naval District. Santa Clara was decommissioned on 19 August 1919 at New York and simultaneously returned to her owner.
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