Grounding of USS Northern Pacific

USS Northern Pacific

February 2008 An unusual post-war incident that involved submarine chasers was the grounding of the troop ship USS Northern Pacific on New Year's Day, 1919. Several subchasers assisted with the removal and transport of soldiers, including wounded, from the grounded vessel.

Among these was subchaser SC 292. The May photograph collection - recently submitted by Penny Thompson, daughter of William May, CO of SC 292 - includes some photographs from this incident.

These and several from other collections have been sorted and made into a new collection on the grounding of the troopship.

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