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Photo # NH 89786:  USS Canibas in port, 1918

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USS Canibas (ID # 3401), 1918-1919
Originally S.S. Canibas (American Freighter, 1918)

Canibas, a 6846 gross ton (13,910-tons displacement) civilian freighter, was built in 1918 at Bath, Maine, for the United States Shipping Board. Transferred to the Navy in September 1918, she was immediately placed in commission as USS Canibas (ID # 3401) and assigned to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service. Between late September 1918 and late May 1919 the ship completed three round-trip voyages between the East Coast and European ports, carrying cargo to support U.S. forces overseas. Canibas was decommissioned at Brooklyn, New York, in early June 1919 and returned to the Shipping Board.

This page features all available views concerning USS Canibas (ID # 3401).


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USS Canibas
(ID # 3401)

Photographed at her builder's yard at Bath, Maine, on 12 September 1918, two days after commissioning.

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

 
Photo #: NH 89786

USS Canibas
(ID # 3401)

Photographed in port (probably at her builder's yard) during 1918, while painted in "dazzle" camouflage.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 42KB; 740 x 295 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 103455

USS Canibas
(ID # 3401)

Discharging cargo in the port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 11 April 1919.
Note the Rhine River canal boats in the foreground.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 69KB; 740 x 470 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 84509

USS Canibas
(ID # 3401)

At Antwerp, Belgium, in 1919.
Note lighters alongside, and crane hoisting a field gun in the left background

Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, 1976.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 95KB; 740 x 585 pixels

 


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