Sioux, a 2048 gross ton "Fredrickstad" type small cargo steamship, was built at Cleveland, Ohio, in 1916. She was acquired by the Navy at the beginning of December 1917 and promply placed in commission as USS Sioux (ID # 1766). Assigned to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service, she was employed as a coal transport, initially in the western Atlantic. At the end of August 1918 she began carrying coal across the ocean, making one voyage to Scotland and another to France by the end of the year. Following repairs, she steamed back to the U.S. in February and March 1919. Decommissioned in April 1919 and returned to her owner, Sioux was used commercially until scrapped in the late 1920s.
This page features all available views of the freighter Sioux, which was USS Sioux (ID # 1766) in 1917-1919.
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Photo #: NH 102218
Sioux (American Freighter, 1916)
In port, prior to or shortly after her World War I Navy service.
This ship was acquired by the Navy and commissioned on 1 December 1917 as USS Sioux (ID # 1766). She was returned to her owner on 14 April 1919.
The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Online Image: 56KB; 740 x 365 pixels
Page made 10 July 2003