U.S.S. New Hampshire
The 604th Engineers A.E. F. were among the troops transported home from France aboard the U.S. S. New Hampshire in 1919.
I inherited some photographs and copies of the ships newspaper from my grandfather who was onboard her final voyage serving to transport home troops from Europe after WWI.
USS New Hampshire history
USS New Hampshire photos
Displacement: 16,000 tons
Speed: 18 knots
Armament: Four 12" guns; eight 8" guns; twelve 7" guns; twenty 3" guns; two 1-pounders; four 21" torpedo tubes
Text from The Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships published by the Naval Historical Center
She returned to Norfolk in February 1917 for overhaul, where she lay when the United States entered World War I. For the next year and a half she trained gunners and engineers in northern coastal waters, and on 15 September began the first of two convoy escort missions, guarding transports from New York to a rendezvous point off the French coast. On 24 December she sailed on the first of four voyages bringing veterans home from France to east coast ports. This duty completed 22 June 1919, she was overhauled at Philadelphia, then 5 June 1920 sailed with Academy midshipmen embarked for a cruise through the Panama Canal to Hawaii and west coast ports.
The 604th engineers aboard the USS New Hampshire :