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|90k||Probably photographed around the time of her completion at Kearny, New Jersey, in December 1918
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 105608
|65k||Photographed on 17 December 1918 by her builder, Federal Shipbuilding Company, Kearny, New Jersey
National Archives photo from Shipscribe
|59k||Departing the shipyard of her builder, Federal Shipbuilding Company, Kearny, New Jersey, for official trials, 18 December 1918
U.S. Navy photo NH 102129
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After fitting out and upon successful completion of sea trials, she steamed for Falmouth, England 14 January 1919 with a cargo of flour and pork destined for Ameriean troops overseas. Piave arrived Falmouth 28 January and steamed on for Rotterdam the same day. That night, during a fierce storm accompanied by a blinding snow, she went aground about half a mile east of Gull Lightship in the Straits of Dover. Although she parted amidships and lost her entire cargo, all hands were rescued.
Piave was struck from the Navy List 4 February 1919.
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