Photo Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Title B+W photo of U.S.S. Leviathan approaching dock at Hoboken [Port of Debarkation] with 8,000 troops aboard. N.d., ca. 1918-1919.
Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2008.012.0026
Collection World War I Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Black-and-white photo of U.S.S. Leviathan approaching dock at Hoboken [Port of Debarkation] with 8,000 troops aboard returning from Europe No date, circa 1918-1919. 8-1/2" x 11" digital print. Original photographer or source not indicated. Reverse is blank.

Image is similar to but not the same as one in the Naval Archives:
Entering New York Harbor in March 1919, with 8,000 troops of the 27th Division on board.
Photographed by Enrique Muller, Jr., New York.
Courtesy of Harold B. Feile, 1970.
U.S. Navy photo NH 70166

Donor purchased from a seller who provided this information without citing a source: Formally the Vaterland, owned and operated by the Hamburg America Line, this is the WWI German War prise Leviathan, seized by the United States when Germany started the war, she still stands as the largest ship ever to sail under the US flag. Here the 60,000 ton ship arrives at Hoboken in 1918.

Note that a New York Times article of December 17, 1918 is titled "LEVIATHAN HERE WITH MEN WHO WON HONORS IN BATTLE; Giant Transport Brings More Than 8,000 of America's Armed Forces."

Note the Leviathan usually docked at U.S. Army Transport Services pier 4. Note the line at the right which shows the vessel is very near the dock.
Date 1918-1919
Year Range from 1918
Year Range to 1919
Search Terms U.S.S. Leviathan
Port of Debarkation
Port of Embarkation
U.S. Navy
U.S. Army
World War I
Pier 4
Orig/copy Reproduction
Caption U.S.S. Leviathan
Imagefile 064\20080120026.TIF
Classification Ships
Tugboats
U.S. Army
U.S. Navy
Transportation
War