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Photo #  NH 65103-A:  S.S. Sagaland, later USS Mount Shasta, on trials, 30 November 1917

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S.S. Mount Shasta (American Freighter, 1917)
Originally S.S. Sagaland.
Served as USS Mount Shasta (ID # 1822) in 1918-1919.

Sagaland, a 4865 gross ton (10,280 tons displacement) freighter, was completed at Oakland, California, in December 1917. Ordered by a Norwegian shipping firm and requisitioned in August 1917 by the U. S. Shipping Board, the ship was renamed Mount Shasta at about the time of her completion. She was commissioned in the Navy at Baltimore, Maryland, on 4 August 1918 as USS Mount Shasta (ID # 1822). After loading cargo at Baltimore and New York, the ship sailed from Norfolk, Virginia, in September with a convoy for Marseilles, France. Arriving there at the end of October, Mount Shasta discharged her cargo and loaded 2500 depth charges and 350 tons of ammunition, which she brought back to Norfolk in December. The freighter then received a cargo of flour consigned to Southern Food Relief, sailing from New York in late January 1919 for Gibraltar. Arriving there in mid-February, the ship was routed onward to Trieste to deliver her cargo. Departing Trieste in late March, she returned to Norfolk in mid-May. USS Mount Shasta was decommissioned on 19 May 1919 and returned to the Shipping Board. That agency turned her over to the War Department in 1931 for use as a bombing target. Sunk in August 1931, her remains were abandoned in 1933.

This page features all available views concerning the American freighter Sagaland and Mount Shasta, which was USS Mount Shasta (ID # 1822) in 1918-1919.


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S.S. Sagaland
(American freighter, 1917)

Photographed on 21 November 1917 by her builder, the Moore & Scott Iron Works, Oakland, California. She was built for Richard Amlie of Haugesund, Norway but entered American commercial service as S.S. Mount Shasta.

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

 
Photo #: NH 65103-A

S.S. Sagaland
(American freighter, 1917)

Photographed on 30 November 1917 by her builder, the Moore & Scott Iron Works, Oakland, California, probably during trials. Soon renamed S.S. Mount Shasta, this ship was in commission as USS Mount Shasta (ID # 1822) from August 1918 to May 1919.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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Photo #: NH 105274

S.S. Sagaland
(American freighter, 1917)

This freighter was in commission as USS Mount Shasta (ID # 1822) from 4 August 1918 to 19 May 1919. This photo was probably taken soon after the ship's completion in December 1917 at Oakland, California.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 71KB; 740 x 530 pixels

 


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