|Click on thumbnail
for full size image
|Photographed prior to World War I, with a building in the right background bearing the name of her owner, the American Hawaiian Steam Ship Company. The print carries her builder's stamp: New York Shipbuilding Corp. of Camden, New Jersey
U.S. Navy photo NH 65045-A
|Naval Historical Center
|Photographed circa 1917
Naval Historical Center photo NH 105610
|USS Texan (ID 1354)
|Arriving at Newport News, Virginia, with troops brought home from France, 1919. The tug Britannia is at left.
Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006
Naval Historical Center photo NH 104077
|In port, 1919.
Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008.
Naval Historical Center photo NH 105491
|At Newport News, Virginia, with her decks crowded with troops arriving home from France, 1919
Panoramic photograph by the White Studio, Newport News. Donation of Charles R. Haberlein, Jr., 2008
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 105516
|Homeward-bound troops boarding the ship at St. Nazaire, France, 1919. The original image is printed on post card ("AZO") stock
Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2010. Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 107059
|Troops and sailors on deck amidships, while she was employed bringing servicemen home from Europe, 1919. The original image was printed on postal card ("AZO") stock
Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006. Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 103931
|LCDR Enoch A. Forsyth, USNRF
|23 March 1918 - 1919
Assigned to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service after being refitted for naval service, the cargo ship loaded general military supplies and sailed on 9 April with a convoy for France. Texan arrived at Brest on the 24th and, after discharging her cargo, began the return voyage to New York on 19 May. Upon her arrival there, she underwent voyage repairs and then loaded supplies, including 405 tons of ammunition and 10 locomotives destined for Marseilles. The ship sailed with a convoy on 18 June and arrived at her destination on 7 July. Texan made another round-trip voyage to Marseilles in September and one to Verdon in November and December before returning to New York on 4 January 1919.
On 18 January 1919, Texan was transferred to the Cruiser and Transport Force and operated bringing troops of the American Expeditionary Force home from France until 7 August 1919 when she was assigned to the 5th Naval District. Texan was decommissioned on 22 August 1919 and returned to the USSB.
|Back To The Main Photo Index
|Back to the Identification Numbered Vessel (ID) Photo Index
|Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster
This page created by Joseph M. Radigan and maintained by David Wright