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|46k||Photographed off San Francisco, California, when first completed, circa summer 1918. She is wearing "dazzle" camouflage and has the tug Sea Fox, of San Francisco, alongside
U.S. Navy photo NH 65106
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|89k||At anchor during her trials 30 October 1918 after construction by the Western Pipe and Steel Co., San Francisco, California. Note the wartime rig with a single topmast stepped on one of the kingposts near the stack.
National Archives photo from Shipscribe.com
|81k||30 October 1918
Photo probably by her builder, the Western Pipe and Steel Co., South San Francisco, California
National Archives photo from Shipscribe
Assigned to [Navy Overseas Transport Service] NOTS, Nantahala loaded a cargo of flour and sailed 5 December for the East Coast where she arrived at New York 31 December. Assigned to duty as a food relief ship, she sailed for the Mediterranean 9 January 1919 and reached Fiume, in mid-February with her lifesaving cargo of flour and foodstuffs. She operated in the Adriatic and the Central Mediterranean during the next month, thence sailed via Gibraltar for the United States arriving at New York 10 April. Nantahala decommissioned at New York 17 April 1919 and was returned to the USSB on the 30th.
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