Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

Ship in Harbor, Antwerp, Belgium, Sagapiracy, Philadelphia - Page

To order images and/or obtain permission to use them commercially, please contact the KSHS Reference Desk at reference@kshs.org or 785-272-8681, ext. 117.


For more information see the Copyright and Permission FAQ.

Captain Hughes photographed this steamship in the harbor at Antwerp, Belgium in 1919. The name on the bow is Sagaporack, Philadelphia. Hughes was in Antwerp with the Army of Occupation at the end of World War I. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.

Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1919

Bookbag Share Print

Item Number: 314852
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 299
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314852

Copyright © 2007-2017 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.