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WW1 Photos: A Merchant Fleet at War - 1920

Photographs and Other Images Sourced from the Book, A Merchant Fleet at War, 1920. A part of the World War 1 Online Exhibit at the GG Archives.

Front Cover, A Merchant Fleet at War, 1920 by Archibald Hurd.

Front Cover, A Merchant Fleet at War, 1920 by Archibald Hurd. GGA Image ID # 18acabec01

The SS Aquitania at Southampton with Canadian Troops.

The SS Aquitania at Southampton with Canadian Troops. A Merchant Fleet at War, 1920. GGA Image ID # 18accab94c

Embarkation of Troops Onto Transport Ships.

Embarkation of Troops Onto Transport Ships. A Merchant Fleet at War, 1920. GGA Image ID # 18acf45a0a

Transport in Southampton Waters. The Colonials First View of Blighty.

Transport in Southampton Waters. The Colonials First View of Blighty (A Wound Suffered by a Soldier in World War I That Was Sufficiently Serious to Merit Being Shipped Home to Britain). A Merchant Fleet at War, 1920. GGA Image ID # 18ad0590de

Canadian Troops on Transport Ship SS Caronia Being Addressed by Their Commander.

Canadian Troops on Transport Ship SS Caronia Being Addressed by Their Commander. A Merchant Fleet at War, 1920. GGA Image ID # 18ad576112

The Transport Ship Campania Sinking in the Firth of Forth.

The Transport Ship Campania Sinking in the Firth of Forth. The Firth of Forth Is the Estuary of Several Scottish Rivers including the River Forth. It Meets the North Sea with Fife on the North Coast and Lothian on the South. A Merchant Fleet at War, 1920. GGA Image ID # 18ad70bf61

The Transport Ship Carmania's Starboard Forward Guns.

The Transport Ship Carmania's Starboard Forward Guns. A Merchant Fleet at War, 1920. GGA Image ID # 18ad75fd92

Rope Protection on the Transport Ship Carmania as a Precaution against Shell Splinters.

Rope Protection on the Transport Ship Carmania as a Precaution against Shell Splinters. A Merchant Fleet at War, 1920. GGA Image ID # 18addc26e4

Life on a Transport -- Kit Inspection.

Life on a Transport -- Kit Inspection. A Merchant Fleet at War, 1920. GGA Image ID # 18adde8203

Life on a Transport Ship -- Rifle Drill.

Life on a Transport Ship -- Rifle Drill. A Merchant Fleet at War, 1920. GGA Image ID # 18adfe8e5d

The Transport Ship Carmania's Guns Are Ready for Action.

The Transport Ship Carmania's Guns Are Ready for Action. A Merchant Fleet at War, 1920. GGA Image ID # 18ae967f8c

South African Infantry on Board the Transport Ship Laconia of the Cunard Line.

South African Infantry on Board the Transport Ship Laconia of the Cunard Line. A Merchant Fleet at War, 1920. GGA Image ID # 18aefd81e9

The scene on Board after the Torpedoing of the Transport Ship Ivernia.

The scene on Board after the Torpedoing of the Transport Ship Ivernia. A Merchant Fleet at War, 1920. GGA Image ID # 18af06db56

Torpedoing of the SS Lusitania of the Cunard Line.

Torpedoing of the SS Lusitania of the Cunard Line. On the 7th of May, the Lusitania Was Steaming Some Ten Miles off the Old Head of Kinsale, the Atmosphere Having Then Cleared and the Sea Smooth. a Seaman, Leslie N. Morton, Seems to Have Been the First Person on Board Actually to Have Seen the Wake of the Torpedo, and He Reported It at Once to the Second Officer, Who in Turn Reported It to Captain Turner, Then on the Port Side of the Lower Bridge. Captain Turner Looking to Starboard, Saw a Streak of Foam Traveling Towards the Ship. the Lusitania Was Soon Struck Full on the Starboard Side, Between the Third and Fourth Funnels, the Explosion Breaking to Fragments One of the Lifeboats. Almost Simultaneously, a Second Torpedo Also Struck Her on the Starboard Side, the Two Having Been Fired Apparently From a Distance of From Two to Five Hundred Yards. The U-Boat Commander Had Given No Warning of Any Kind. Immediately on Being Struck, the Lusitania Listed Heavily to Starboard. In Less Than Twenty Minutes, She Had Sunk in Deep Water, Carrying to Their Graves No Less Than 1,198 Men, Women, and Children. A Merchant Fleet at War, 1920. GGA Image ID #

The Cunard Liner Mauretania as a Hospital Ship off Naples Harbor.

The Cunard Liner Mauretania as a Hospital Ship off Naples Harbor. A Merchant Fleet at War, 1920. GGA Image ID #

The "White Wake" That Stretched to the Beaches of Gallipoli.

The "White Wake" That Stretched to the Beaches of Gallipoli. A Merchant Fleet at War, 1920. GGA Image ID # 18af0712cb

In the Spring of 1918, the "Mauretania" Brought 33,000 American Soldiers to Europe, Shown in Her Dazzle Paint.

In the Spring of 1918, the "Mauretania" Brought 33,000 American Soldiers to Europe, Shown in Her Dazzle Paint. A Merchant Fleet at War, 1920. GGA Image ID # 18af57db40

The Troop Transport Mauretania Arriving at New York, December 1918.

The Troop Transport Mauretania Arriving at New York, December 1918. A Merchant Fleet at War, 1920. GGA Image ID # 18af825204

Boat Drill Carried Out on a Cunard Hospital Ship

Boat Drill Carried Out on a Cunard Hospital Ship. A Merchant Fleet at War, 1920. GGA Image ID # 18afa7f7a2

The Cunard Liner Turned Transport SS Aquitania's Garden Lounge as Hospital Ward.

The Cunard Liner Turned Transport SS Aquitania's Garden Lounge as Hospital Ward. A Merchant Fleet at War, 1920. GGA Image ID # 18afb09468

The Transport Ship Mauretania Leaving Southampton with Homeward Bound Canadian Troops.

The Transport Ship Mauretania Leaving Southampton with Homeward Bound Canadian Troops. A Merchant Fleet at War, 1920. GGA Image ID # 18afc66e81

The Cunard Liner Aquitania Re-appears in the Mersey as a Hospital Ship. A Merchant Fleet at War, 1920.

The Cunard Liner Aquitania Re-appears in the Mersey as a Hospital Ship. A Merchant Fleet at War, 1920. GGA Image ID # 18afdea00d

Men's Ward in the Lounge of the Hospital Ship Aquitania.

Men's Ward in the Lounge of the Hospital Ship Aquitania. A Merchant Fleet at War, 1920. GGA Image ID # 18aff1ee07

The Sinking of the Cunard Liner Franconia Being Watched by Survivors in Other Ships.

The Sinking of the Cunard Liner Franconia Being Watched by Survivors in Other Ships. A Merchant Fleet at War, 1920. GGA Image ID # 18b0156927

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