Specifications: Displacement 5,884 t.; Length 395' 8"; Beam 51' 5"; Draft 20' 10"; Speed 9.5 kts.; Complement unknown; Armament one 4".
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|53k||Probably photographed around the time of her seizure by the United States at Norfolk 20 March 1918. She is wearing Dutch neutrality markings.
Naval Historical Center photo NH 105203
Assigned to NOTS, Gorontalo proceeded to New York where she drydocked until 28 April, and then sailed for Baltimore to join a cargo convoy to Europe. Sailing 17 May, she arrived at St. Nazaire, France, 2 June 1918 with vital supplies for the Army. Gorontalo returned to Baltimore 12 July to prepare for another voyage.
Subsequently, she made three trips to France with saddles. On her second voyage, she returned to Baltimore with over 90 tons of captured German artillery Gorontalo was then converted into an animal transport and on her third voyage carried over 500 horses to Bordeaux. Her last voyage to Europe was out of New Orleans, and, after arriving with a load of foodstuffs at Hamburg 27 March 1919, she returned to Rotterdam and was turned over to her original owners. Gorontalo decommissioned 14 May 1919.
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