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|This photo may have been taken when the ship was inspected by the Fourth Naval District on 8 February 1918
Naval Historical Center photo NH 105260
|USS Saetia (ID 2317)
|In pattern camouflage paint circa late 1918
Donation of John P. Fenzel, 2007
Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph from Shipscribe.com
Two weeks later, Saetia sailed for New York City where she joined a convoy that departed for France on 16 March. After the convoy arrived at Brest on the 31st, Saetia steamed on to Rochefort, unloaded her cargo, and then joined a convoy for Philadelphia. Arriving at Philadelphia on 3 May, the ship underwent minor repairs and then moved up the coast to join her second European-bound convoy.
This convoy got underway on 17 May and arrived at Quiberon on 1 June. Saetia was back in Philadelphia on 2 July; and, after repairs and loading operations at Cramp Shipbuilding Co., she steamed to New York on the 15th. Picking up a convoy on 24 July, she delivered her goods at Gironde on 11 August and sailed for Philadelphia at the end of the month.
Saetia again joined a European-bound convoy out of New York on 22 September, this time sailing for Brest. Arriving there on 7 October, she went on to Bordeaux discharged her cargo, and then sailed for Philadelphia on the 24th. At 0830 on 9 November, she struck a mine and sank ten miles SSE of Fenwick Island Lightship off the Atlantic coast. All hands survived, although 13 men were injured.
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