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|Photographed prior to her World War I Naval service
U.S. Navy photo NH 102058
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|USS Navajo III (SP 298)
|Underway, circa 1917-1918, probably in the vicinity of New York City. Hand-written on the original print's back is "Navajo III ... S.P. 298. Sam Willis comdg"
Donation of Mrs. Juel M. Walker, 1980
Naval Historical Center photo NH 103216
Operating in the 3d Naval District, New York during World War I, Navajo III steamed to Fort LaFayette 27 June and thence to New Haven to patrol the submarine net zone of Long Island Sound. Navajo was towed up Quinnipiae River by Abaloma (SP-208) 5 August, thereafter operating around Coinfield with SP-46, SP-12, and SP-100. After steaming to Smithtown Bay for target practice in November, she proceeded to Marme Basin, remaining there until April 1918.
In 1918, Navajo was attached to Squadron 6, headquartered at Bridgeport, Connecticut, and patrolled the entrance to Bridgeport harbor, shifting to patrol between Pinfield Reef and Stratford Shoal in June. Continuing patrol duty off Connecticut, throughout the war, Navajo decommissioned and was sold 1 November 1919.
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