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UNITED STATES NAVY
TEMPORARY AUXILIARY SHIPS
WORLD WAR I

Photo # NH 105208:  USS Isanti in mid-November 1918

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USS Isanti (ID # 3423), 1918-1919.
Originally, and later, S.S. Isanti (1918)

Isanti, a 6177 gross ton (12,200 tons displacement) freighter, was built San Francisco, California, as part of the World War I shipbuilding effort. She was completed on 30 September 1918, delivered to the Navy and placed in commission as USS Isanti (ID # 3423). Operated by the Naval Overseas Transportation Service, she loaded cargo in California, including 4580 tons of flour. Upon her arrival at New York in November, Isanti's cargo of foodstuffs was consigned to the Northern Food Administration. She delivered it at Dunkirk, France, in December 1918 and returned to New York in February. On 24 February 1919 USS Isanti was decommissioned and returned to the U.S. Shipping Board. She remained in Shipping Board hands until scrapped in 1930.

This page features all available views concerning USS Isanti (ID # 3423) and the civilian freighter Isanti of 1918.


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USS Isanti
(ID # 3423)

Photographed on her trial trip on 22 September 1918, probably by her builder, the Western Pipe & Steel Co., South San Francisco, Calif.

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

 
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USS Isanti
(ID # 3423)

Photographed on her trial trip on 22 September 1918, probably by her builder, the Western Pipe & Steel Co., South San Francisco, Calif.

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

 
Photo #: None

USS Isanti
(ID # 3423)

Photographed on her trial trip on 22 September 1918, probably by her builder, the Western Pipe & Steel Co., South San Francisco, Calif.

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

 
Photo #: NH 105208

USS Isanti
(ID # 3423)

Probably photographed at the time of her completion and delivery to the Navy at the end of September 1918. This freighter was returned to the U.S. Shipping Board on 24 February 1919.
Note her "dazzle" camouflage.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 32KB; 740 x 280 pixels

 


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