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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. 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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