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Photo # NH 65126:  S.S. Panuco, 1917

U.S. NAVY TEMPORARY AUXILIARY SHIPS, 1917-1919

WORLD WAR I ERA CARGO SHIPS --
with One Smokestack, Two Single Masts, Three Raised Hull Islands, and One Pair of Kingposts Forward of the Bridge Face

Seven of the U.S. Navy's WWI era cargo ships had one smokestack, two single masts, three raised hull islands, and one pair of kingposts forward of the bridge face.

To facilitate identification, these vessels have been placed in four sub-groups, some containing ships of essentially identical design ("sister ships"), while others consist of quite different designs. The latter are further subdivided as to whether they were built in the United States or abroad.

This page features a table (with links to individual ships) of World War I era U.S. Navy cargo ships with one smokestack, two single masts, three raised hull islands, and one pair of kingposts forward of the bridge face, plus a photograph of each ship in this group.


Ships in this group:

SEVEN SHIPS with ONE SMOKESTACK, TWO SINGLE MASTS, THREE RAISED HULL ISLANDS, AND ONE PAIR OF KINGPOSTS FORWARD OF THE BRIDGE FACE, subdivided as shown below:


Click the small photographs to prompt a larger view of the same image with a descriptive header.


ONE SHIP -- Foreign built

  • Bavaria, USN 1918-1918 (German built, ex German S.S. Bavaria, 1905).
  • 3898 Gross Tons, Length 357.5', Beam 44', Comm. 4 Jan 18, Decom. 31 Mar 18, ID # 2179

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     USS Bavaria, 1918:

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    THREE SHIPS -- Miscellaneous American built. Eurana later served as a transport.

  • Eurana, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Eurana, 1916).
  • 5915 Gross Tons, Length 399.6', Beam 56.2', Comm. 13 Sep 18, Decom. 9 Oct 19, ID # 1594
  • Lake Tahoe, later Evansville, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Lake Tahoe, ex S.N.A. 4, 1917).
  • 3819 Gross Tons, Length 373', Beam 43.75', Comm. 16 Feb 18, Decom. 23 Aug 19, ID # 2996
  • Mount Shasta, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Sagaland, 1917).
  • 4865 Gross Tons, Length 376', Beam 52.2', Comm. 24 Aug 18, Decom. 19 May 19, ID # 1822

     S.S. Eurana, 1917:

     S.S. S.N.A. 4, 1917:

     S.S. Sagaland, 1917:


    TWO SHIPS -- Seattle Construction 351-foot type

  • Cauto, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Cauto, 1916).
  • 3820 Gross Tons, Length 351', Beam 47', Comm. 13 Jul 18, Decom. 22 Feb 19, ID # 1538
  • Panuco, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Panuco, 1917).
  • 3832 Gross Tons, Length 351', Beam 47.75', Comm. 13 Sep 18, Decom. 28 Apr 19, ID # 1533

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     S.S. Cauto, 1916:

     S.S. Panuco, 1917:

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    ONE SHIP -- Emergency Fleet Corporation Design 1021

  • Ozaukee, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Ozaukee, 1918).
  • 4045 Gross Tons, Length 341', Beam 48', Comm. 30 Sep 18, Decom. 4 Apr 19, ID # 3439

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     USS Ozaukee, 1918:

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