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Framed photograph of an unidentified United States Navy sailor with a U.S.S. Amphion ribbon on his hat. Image is housed in a 22" x 14.5 inch patriotic frame that features an eagle and painted shield at the top. USS Amphion was a former German passenger liner SS Köln for Norddeutscher Lloyd that later served as a troop transport for the United States Expeditionary Force during World War I. Amphion began her life as a passenger liner based at Geestemunde, Germany, in 1899. When World War I broke out in August 1914, Köln was interned by the United States Government. When the United States entered the war in April 1917, Köln was seized, placed in service as the United States Army Transport Amphion, and used by the United States Army as a troopship to move the American Expeditionary Force to France. During one of these voyages, the German submarine SM U-155 attacked Amphion with gunfire in the Atlantic Ocean at 36°06'N 62°59'W on 12 October 1918. Two of Amphion's crew were killed[1] and six wounded. Amphion survived the engagement, which was followed by a lengthy stay in port. World War I ended on 11 November 1918. With the war over, Amphion was transferred to and commissioned by the United States Navy as USS Amphion (ID Number 1888) in April 1919. Between 21 May and 3 September 1919, USS Amphion journeyed thrice to France – twice to St. Nazaire and once to Brest – bringing home 6,410 American troops. excellent

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Estimate $100 - $200Mar 24, 2018
Willoughby, OH, USA