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Photo #  NH 65099-A:  Freighter Agwidale in 1918

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Agwidale (American Freighter, 1918).
Served as USS Agwidale (ID # 4464) in 1918-1919

Agwidale, a 5080 gross ton freighter, was built at Newport News, Virginia, in 1918. She was taken over by the Navy after completion and placed in commission in November 1918 as USS Agwidale (ID # 4464). Though the First World War had just ended, the ship was assigned to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service and made two round-trip voyages to Europe, the first in December 1918-February 1919 and the second in February-April. Decommissioned soon after the end of the second trip, Agwidale was returned to the U.S. Shipping Board. She subsequently began a long career as a commercial cargo ship and was so-employed through the end of World War II. Agwidale was sold to Chinese owners in 1946.

This page features all available viewss of the freighter Agwidale and of USS Agwidale (ID # 4464).

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Photo #: NH 65099-A

(U.S. Freighter, 1918)

Photographed by her builder, the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Newport News, Virginia, probably upon completion of construction in 1918. Note her camouflage.
This ship was acquired by the Navy and commissioned as USS Agwidale (ID # 4464) on 16 November 1918. The Navy returned her to the U.S. Shipping Board on 11 April 1919.

The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 134KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Photo #: NH 100895

(U.S. Freighter, 1918)

Photographed circa 1919, following her Navy service.
This ship served as USS Agwidale (ID # 4464) from November 1918 to April 1919.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 75KB; 740 x 435 pixels


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