Torpedo Attack by U82
USS Mount Vernon, the converted Kronprinzessin Cecile, made her first troop-carrying departure in 1914. Initially painted gray, Mount Vernon was repainted in a blue, gray, black and white dazzle design in 1918. She survived a direct hit from a torpedo launched by U82 in September 1918, but 34 of her furnace room crew were killed. After temporary repairs at Brest, France, and a complete overhaul of her damaged boiler rooms at Boston, Mount Vernon returned to service in February 1919.