The photo show Yale built 1906 by Delaware River Iron Shipbuilding and Engine Works as a coastal passenger liner. Sister was Harvard. Both started on the New York to Boston run but were soon sold to the Pacific Steamship Company and transferred to west coast routes.
Yale was in service as a troop ship in WW1. Then back into civil service on the west coast until WW2. She was taken back into service as USS Greyhound IX-106 and was mostly used as a floating barracks. Post-war sold for scrap.
Sister Harvard similar history though she was renamed USS Charles for WW1. She was grounded off Point Arguello in May 1931.
I did SS Harvard as California Models #16. USS Greyhound as CA 16B. Eventually will do USS Yale in dazzle scheme as a trooper.
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