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Photo #  NH 65140-A:  SS Aniwa on builder's trials, 25 July 1918


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Aniwa (American Freighter, 1918).
Served as USS Aniwa (ID # 3146) in 1918-1919

Aniwa, a 6165 gross ton steam freighter, was built at Oakland, California. She was taken over by the Navy when completed in July 1918 and placed in commission as USS Aniwa (ID # 3146). Following outfitting, the ship carried a cargo of flour through the Panama Canal to New York, where she arrived in early September. In the middle of that month the ship began a voyage to Archangel, in northern Russia, to carry food for the population there. Aniwa returned to the U.S. in December 1918 and then made a trip to Genoa, Italy. Her return voyage, in March and April 1919, was immediately followed by decommissioning and return to the U.S. Shipping Board. Aniwa operated thereafter as a commercial cargo ship. She was laid up in 1923 and disposed of about 1930.

This page features all available views of the steamship Aniwa, which served as USS Aniwa (ID # 3146) in 1918-1919.


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S.S. Aniwa
(American Freighter, 1918)

Preparing for her trial trip on 24 July 1918 at the yard of her builder, the Moore Shipbuilding Co., Oakland, Cal.

Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-32-S.

 
Photo #: NH 65140-A

S.S. Aniwa
(American Freighter, 1918)

Underway during her builder's trials, 25 July 1918.
Constructed by the Moore Shipbuilding Company of Oakland, California, this ship was taken over by the Navy on 26 July 1918 and commissioned as USS Aniwa (ID # 3146). She was returned to the U.S. Shipping Board on 21 April 1919, after service with the Naval Overseas Transportation Service.
Note her "dazzle" camouflage scheme.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 70KB; 740 x 575 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 65141

S.S. Aniwa
(American Freighter, 1918)

Underway during her builder's trials, 25 July 1918.
She was commissioned as USS Aniwa (ID # 3146) on the following day and served with the Naval Overseas Transportation Service until April 1919.
Note her "dazzle" camouflage scheme.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 36KB; 740 x 215 pixels

 


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