|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|
|Collection||World War I Collection|
|Credit||Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.|
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.
|Year Range from||1918|
|Year Range to||1919|
Port of Debarkation
Port of Embarkation
World War I