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UNITED STATES NAVY
TEMPORARY AUXILIARY SHIPS
WORLD WAR I

S.S. Los Angeles circa 1916-1917.

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USS Los Angeles (ID # 1470), 1917-1919.
Originally, and later, S.S. Los Angeles (American Tanker, 1916). Later S.S. Toteco.


Los Angeles, a 6876 gross ton (10,700 tons displacement) tanker, was built at San Francisco, California in 1916. Placed in commissioned by the Navy on 9 August 1917 as USS Los Angeles (ID # 1470), she operated with the Atlantic Train Force for the remainder of 1917 and was assigned to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service when that organization was established in January 1918. Between January and November 1918 the ship made five round trip transatlantic voyages, carrying fuel oil to British naval ports and to Brest, France. In November 1918 Los Angeles took a cargo of fuel oil from Philadelphia to the Panama Canal Zone, then brought a shipment of crude oil to New York from Mexico. Decommissioned on 17 January 1919 and returned to her civilian owners, she resumed commercial service as S.S. Los Angeles. The tanker was renamed S.S. Toteco in 1941 and was scrapped in Mexico in 1966.

This page features all available views concerning S.S. Los Angeles, USS Los Angeles (ID # 1470), and S.S. Toteco.


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S.S. Los Angeles
(American tanker, 1916)

Photographed circa 1916-1917. This tanker was in commission as USS Los Angeles (ID # 1470) from 9 August 1917 to 17 January 1919.
NH 86378 is an inferior copy of this image.

Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM.

 
Photo #: NH 86324

S.S. Los Angeles
(American tanker, 1916)

Photographed circa 1916-1917. This tanker was in commission as USS Los Angeles (ID # 1470) from 9 August 1917 to 17 January 1919.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 47KB; 740 x 610 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 107309

USS Los Angeles
(ID # 1470)

At anchor, circa 1918, with her deck loaded with cargo crates.
She is painted in pattern camouflage.
The original photograph is printed on post card ("AZO") stock.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2010.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 53 KB; 900 x 565 pixels

 

High-Resolution JPG
Photo #: NH 105268

USS Los Angeles
(ID # 1470)

A view on deck looking aft possibly taken during a 1917 inspection by the Fifth Naval District. This tanker was commissioned at New Orleans on 9 August 1917 and decommissioned at New York on 17 January 1919.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 73KB; 740 x 450 pixels

 


NOTES:

  • To the best of our knowledge, the pictures referenced here are all in the Public Domain, and can therefore be freely downloaded and used for any purpose.

  • Some images linked from this page may bear obsolete credit lines citing the organization name: "Naval Historical Center". Effective 1 December 2008 the name should be cited as: "Naval History and Heritage Command".


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