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|SS Los Angeles
|Photographed circa 1916-1917
Naval Historical Center photos NH 86324 and NH 86378
|A view on deck looking aft possibly taken during a 1917 inspection by the Fifth Naval District
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 105268
|USS Los Angeles (ID 1470)
Photo added 2 May 2020
|At anchor, circa 1918, with her deck loaded with cargo crates. She is painted in pattern camouflage
Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2010
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 107309
During the remainder of 1917, Los Angeles operated along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and made two cruises with the Atlantic Train Force. She was assigned duty with NOTS on 9 January 1918; and, after loading cargo at New York, she sailed 16 January for the British Isles.
She reached Scapa Flow 4 February, discharged her cargo, and returned to the east coast from 7 to 27 February. Between 4 and 10 March, she sailed from New York to Port Arthur, Tex., where she loaded fuel oil before departing for Hampton Roads, Va, the 14th. She arrived 20 March, thence sailed the next day to join a convoy bound for Europe.
Between 21 February and 10 November Los Angeles made four transatlantic runs out of east coast ports, carrying fuel oil to Brest, France, and Portsmouth and Devonport, England. During the latter part of November she transported a similar cargo from Philadelphia to Cristobal, Canal Zone, and, after loading crude oil at Tuxpan, Mexico, she returned to New York 16 December. Los Angeles decommissioned there 17 January 1919 and was returned to her owner the same day.
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