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Title Tally ribbon: U.S.S. Leviathan. No date, circa 1917-1919.
Object Name Ribbon, Commemorative
Catalog Number 2012.004.0010.02
Collection World War I Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Description Tally ribbon: U.S.S. Leviathan. No date, circa 1917-1919. Partial black silk ribbon, 1-1/2" high x 12" long; dull gold embroidered lettering. (Ribbon was cut for inclusion with a framed photo - see below.)

Note: this item was originally framed with a U.S.S. Leviathan photo from 1918; see photo 2012.004.0010.01 or related.

The ship was part of the U.S. Army Transport Service based at the U.S. Army Port of Embarkation in Hoboken during World War I. The vessel was the former Hamburg-America Line's Vaterland that was confiscated and converted for transporting members of the American Expeditionary Forces across the Atlantic to France. The vessel only carried the U.S.S. designation from September 1917 to October 1919. See: http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-l/id1326.htm)

A commemorative item or souvenir of its day.

Tally band.
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Date 1917-1919
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1919
Search Terms Vaterland
U.S.S. Leviathan
U.S. Army
World War I
World War
Caption U.S.S. Leviathan tally ribbon
Imagefile 168\2012004001002.TIF
Notes Received with an original contemporary matted photo - ribbon placed on matte below photo (as seen by fade lines on matte); matte brittle and broken in several pieces with some losses; no markings and not retained.
Classification Ships
U.S. Army