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|SS Favorite moored pierside, probably at Buffalo, N.Y., in 1907 during builder's trials. Note her ice breaking bow. The flag flying
over her bridge may be the one bearing her name, as in other early photos.
Courtesy Shipscribe. com.
|SS Favorite underway soon after her completion at Buffalo, New York, in 1907.
US Navy photo # NH 100120 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
|SS Favorite underway in the Panama Canal, circa 1920s with a group of tourists on deck.
US Navy photo # NH 105346-A from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
|SS Eastland being raised with the assistance of
SS Favorite in the Chicago River in August 1915.
|SS Favorite in an icy port, with horse-drawn sleds alongside apparently picking up or delivering supplies, circa 1907-1917. Location may be on the Great Lakes, as she wears the "G" smokestack marking of the Great Lakes Towing Company. The original photograph is printed on post card ("AZO") stock.
US Navy photo # NH 107308, donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2010, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
|USS Favorite at Boston Navy Yard, 27 March 1918, being refitted for distant service in European waters.
US National Archives, RG-19-E, Photo No.'s Unknown. Courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|USS Favorite underway at sea, possibly while en route to France in mid-1918. She is painted in pattern camouflage. The ship partially visible at left is probably USS Arethusa.
US Navy photo # NH 107022, donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2010, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
|USS Favorite assisting in the salvage of the coastal transport USS Narragansett (ID-2196). which had run
aground off the Isle of Wight on 31 January 1919. The two other visible salvage ships are probably British civilian craft
US Navy photo, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|Favorite (Panama Canal Mechanical Division)
|The center section of USS YFD-6 is tilted on end while passing through the Panama Canal. The dock is being towed by the Panama Canal Mechanical Division tug Favorite (IX-45). SS Favorite was on loan from the Navy to the Panama Canal Mechanical Division from 1 November 1943 to 13 January 1948.
US Navy photo for "All Hands" magazine, issue, December 1946
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
|SS Favorite (IX-45) towing the center section of the Navy floating dock USS YFD-6 into the Pedro Miguel Locks in the Panama Canal enroute to the Pacific assisted by several Navy tugs. To get the 124-foot wide dock through the 110-foot wide canal locks, Navy SeaBees installed a thousand Navy pontoons on one of its wing walls and then careened it onto that side to pass through the canal.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # 80-G-60348. Courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|SS Favorite in the Panama Canal in 1945 towing the floating dock
USS YFD-6, which is out of this view to the left. After a couple of years under
Navy control, Favorite was once again being operated by the Canal's Mechanical Department.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. Unknown. Courtesy Shipscribe.com.
| BAP Guardian Rios
|Ex-USS Favorite (IX-45) in Peruvian naval service as BAP Guardian Ríos. Called a submarine tender, she was operated by the Callao Port Authority. This official Peruvian navy view was dated 1953.
Peruvian navy, reproduced in Jane's Fighting Ships.
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