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|77k||Possibly photographed at Baltimore, Maryland, on 25 February 1918, when she was inspected by the Fifth Naval District.
U.S. Navy photo NH 104064
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|124k||22 March 1918
At the yard of her builder, the Baltimore Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company, Baltimore, MD. She had been in commission for two days
National Archives photo from Shipscribe.com
Assigned to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service, Elinor was fitted out at Newport News for cargo. From 16 April 1918 to 17 April 1919, she made four voyages to Bordeaux, St. Nazaire and Nantes. She carried trucks, ammunition and general cargo for the Army, returning in ballast or carrying ordnance. Between her third and fourth voyages in February 1919 she drew the special assignment of dumping 2,460 tons of 75 mm. shells, gas drums, and mustard gas projectiles in deep water, well clear of traffic lanes off the Virginia Capes. After her fourth voyage, Elinor was decommissioned 26 April l919 and returned to the Shipping Board the same day.
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