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TitlePostcard: U.S.S. Patricia, former German Liner, now in transport service, Hoboken, July 1919.
Object NamePostcard
Catalog Number2011.005.0264
CollectionWorld War I Collection
CreditMuseum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Scope & ContentPostcard: U.S.S. Patricia, former German Liner, now in transport service, Hoboken, July 1919.

Real photo postcard (Azo stamp block), 3-3/8” x 5-3/8” wide; unused.

See notes for history of this ship, a former Hamburg American Line passenger ship, S.S. Patricia. It only served in 1919 from March to September in the U.S. Army Transport Service at Hoboken which was a Port of Debarkation (previously the Port of Embarkation.)

View of the vessel at a dock with an army truck in the foreground.
NotesFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
USS Patricia (1899)

[photo] USS Patricia at Boston, 28 April 1919
Career
Name: USS Patricia
Builder: AG Vulcan Stettin
Launched: 1899
Acquired: 26 March 1919
Commissioned: 28 March 1919
Decommissioned: 13 September 1919
Struck: 13 September 1919
Fate: Delivered to Great Britain, 18 September 1919
General characteristics
Type: Troopship
Displacement: 12,500 long tons (12,701 t)
Length: 560 ft 3 in (170.76 m)
Beam: 62 ft 3 in (18.97 m)
Draft: 32 ft (9.8 m)
Speed: 13.5 knots (25.0 km/h; 15.5 mph)
Complement: 569 officers and enlisted
Armament: None

USS Patricia was a troop transport of the United States Navy immediately after World War I.

She was originally the German steamship SS Patricia, a 14,446 gross ton passenger liner built in 1899 by Aktiengesellschaft Vulkan, Stettin, Germany, for the Hamburg-America Packet Steamship Company.

Service history.Following the World War I Armistice she was temporarily allocated to the United States on 26 March 1919 for use by the U.S. Army to bring service personnel home from the former European war zone. She was placed in commission on 28 March 1919 as USS Patricia (with no identification number assigned), at Cowes, England, Lt. Comdr. C. C. Windsor in command.

[photo] U.S. troops are entertained about Patricia on their way home from World War IShe began service on the Brest–New York run on 30 March 1919, making four voyages to the U.S., carrying a total of 8,865 servicemen.

On 11 June 1919, just after leaving the port of New York, she helped beach SS Graf Waldersee, damaged in a collision, removed one-half of her crew and all of her passengers. Patricia then again began the crossing to Brest.

Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 13 September 1919, the ship was delivered to Great Britain on 18 September 1919 for use by Ellerman’s more
Date1919
Year Range from1919
Year Range to1919
Search TermsU.S.S. Patricia
 Hamburg-American Line
 Hamburg-America Line
 U.S. Army
 World War I
 Port of Debarkation
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Imagefile115\20110050264.TIF
ClassificationShips
War
U.S. Army
Transportation
Exteriors
Trucks
Pier
Docks
Military
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