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Photo #  NH 64599:  S.S. Kamesit when first completed in late 1918


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S.S. Kamesit (American Freighter, 1918).
Served as USS Kamesit (ID # 3829) in 1919

Kamesit, a 6204 gross ton freighter, was built in 1918 by the Moore Shipbuilding Company of Oakland, California. She was turned over to the Navy in late January 1919 and placed in commission at that time as USS Kamesit (ID # 3829). In February-April 1919 the ship carried a cargo of barley from California to England, by way of the Panama Canal and Newport News, Virginia. Kamesit returned to the U.S. East Coast in May 1919. She was decommissioned later in that month and returned to the U.S. Shipping Board, which retained her until 1930, when she was abandoned.

This page features all available views concerning the freighter Kamesit, which was USS Kamesit (ID # 3829) in 1919.


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S.S. Kamesit
(American Freighter, 1918)

Photographed on 24 January 1919 alongside a sister, S.S. Yamhill (later USS Arctic, AF-7), at the yard of her builder, Moore Shipbuilding Co., Oakland, Calif.

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

 
Photo #: NH 64599

S.S. Kamesit
(American Freighter, 1918)

Photographed when first completed in late 1918, probably while on her trial trip in San Francisco Bay, California.
This ship served as USS Kamesit (ID # 3829) on from 29 January to 23 May 1919.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 52KB; 740 x 530 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 102838

S.S. Kamesit
(American Freighter, 1918)

Underway in 1918, when first completed by the Moore Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company of Oakland, California.
This freighter served as USS Kamesit (ID # 3829) in January-May 1919.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 39KB; 740 x 340 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 100858

S.S. Kamesit
(American Freighter, 1918)

Underway when first completed by the Moore Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Oakland, California, in 1918.
This freighter was taken over by the Navy on 29 January 1919 and placed in commission as USS Kamesit (ID # 3829). She was decommissioned and returned to the U.S. Shipping Board on 23 May 1919.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 43KB; 740 x 380 pixels

Note:
The original photograph is mounted on the official data card for S.S. Chipchung (ID # 3965). However, the name Kamesit is clearly visible on the ship's stern.

 


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