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Photo #: NH 52018
USS John B. Hinton (SP-485)
At the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia on 18 August 1917.
The camouflaged ship partially visible in the right background is
USS Warren J. Courtney (SP-375).
By a July 1917 Navy General Order, these former civilian fishing vessels' names were ordered shortened to surnames only. However, their longer names often continued to be used.
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Image posted 19 January 2011