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|99k||In port with two barges alongside, possibly when inspected by the Third Naval District on 23 September 1917
Naval Historical Center photo NH 105210
|USS Keresan (ID 1806)|
|72k||Photographed circa late 1918, while painted in World War I "dazzle" camouflage.
National Archives photo 19-N-14816
A family of Pueblo Indians living in the Rio Grande Valley in central New Mexico.
Keresan, a cargo ship, was launched as Electra in 1912 by Pickersgill & Sons Ltd., Newcastle, England, and, subsequently, renamed Erodiade. She was taken over by the Navy from M. U. Martinolich Co. and commissioned 18 September 1918, Lt. Comdr. R[ichard] Douglas in command.
Assigned to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service, Keresan sailed from New York 1 October with a cargo of ammunition for U.S. forces in Europe. Following the Armistice of November 1918, Keresan returned to New York 13 December to prepare for a cruise to South America. She steamed to Buenos Aires in January 1919 with general cargo, and returned New York 5 June. Keresan decommissioned 26 June 1919 and was returned to her owner.
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