American North Russia Expeditionary Force

Photographs from the G.S. Dole Collection

In 1919, three U.S. submarine chasers took part in a naval expedition to northern Russia, to assist during the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the region of Archangel, Russia.

These photos of U.S. forces in Russia are from the collection of Lt. George S. Dole, commanding officer of SC 354 and unit leader of the chasers.

Photographs of the U.S. Navy vessels in the Northern Russia Expedition are here.

See also the photo set of images from the article, "Farthest North in a Submarine Chaser," here.

The tour of duty of U.S. subchasers in Northern Russia in WWI is described in the book, Hunters of the Steel Sharks: The Submarine Chasers of WWI