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|133k||Underway during builder's trials, off Seattle, Washington, on 4 June 1918, while painted in pattern camouflage. She was built in 78 working days.
U.S. Navy photo NH 102368
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Arriving at New York soon thereafter, West Alsek departed again on 27 October with a slow convoy for Quiberon and Nantes, France. She remained at Nantes unloading her cargo from 15 November to 30 December 1918 before sailing on 30 December for the American east coast.
West Alsek reached New York on 19 January 1919 and was soon in line for demobilization. On 27 January, the cargo vessel was decommissioned and returned to the Shipping Board, in whose custody she remained until abandoned in 1933.
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