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WORLD WAR I

Photo #  19-N-14856:  USS Banago circa September 1918.

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USS Banago (ID # 3810)


Banago, a 2551 gross ton wooden-hulled freighter, was built at Mobile, Alabama, in 1918 to the Emergency Fleet Corporation's Design 1001, one of over two hundred such ships ordered under the U. S. Shipping Board's World War I emergency shipbuilding program. Upon completion she was sent to New Orleans to fit out for Navy service and was commissioned there on 29 September 1918. USS Banago (ID # 3810) was then ordered to Norfolk to load a cargo of coal, but upon arrival there was found to need extensive repairs. She sailed on 5 November with her cargo but returned to Norfolk the following day because of rudder trouble. In mid-November the ship was towed to New York for drydocking, discharging part of her cargo at Norfolk and part of it at New York. She left the drydock there on 19 December 1918, following a month of repairs, but on 21 December was decommissioned and returned to the U.S. Shipping Board. One of 226 surplus wooden ships sold in a huge single sale in 1922, Banago was scrapped in 1924-25.

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Photo #: 19-N-14793

USS Banago
(ID # 3810)

Probably photographed soon after her completion on 23 September 1918. One of over 200 small wooden hulled cargo ships built for the Emergency Fleet Corporation to its standard Ferris design, this ship was in commission in the Navy between 29 September and 21 December 1918.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

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Photo #: 19-N-14856

USS Banago
(ID # 3810)

Probably photographed soon after her completion on 23 September 1918. One of over 200 small wooden hulled cargo ships built for the Emergency Fleet Corporation to its standard Ferris design, this ship was in commission in the Navy between 29 September and 21 December 1918.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 54KB; 740 x 495 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 



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