EFC Design 1045: Illustrations


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USS W. L Steed on 10 September 1918, a week before being completed and commissioned in the Navy. This requisitioned ship was built by the Bethlehem S.B. Corp., Quincy, Mass. to the design that the EFC later designated Design 1045. She lacked the light mast between the kingposts forward that was carried in the contract-built ships of this type. (NARA: RG-32-S)



S.S. Watertown (Design 1045) photographed on 2 April 1943 east of Norfolk, Virginia. She was built by the Bethlehem S.B. Corp., Quincy, Mass., and has a rig favored by Bethlehem consisting of a light mast between a pair of kingposts right forward and a regular mast aft of the bridge. (NARA: RG-80-G-64284)