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UNITED STATES NAVY
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WORLD WAR I

Photo #  NH 65035:  S.S. Victorious, probably in San Francisco Bay, California, October 1918


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S.S. Victorious (American Freighter, 1918).
Served as USS Victorious (ID # 3514) in 1918-1919

S.S. Victorious, a 7898 gross ton (16,400-tons displacement) freighter, was built at Alameda, California, in 1918 as part of the World War I shipbuilding program. She was transferred to the Navy in October 1918 and placed in commission as USS Victorious (ID # 3514). In November, soon after the Armistice brought an end to the fighting, she left the West Coast with a cargo of flour, which she delivered to England in January 1919. After steaming back across the Atlantic to New York, Victorious was decommissioned in late February and returned to the U.S. Shipping Board.

This page features all available views concerning the freighter Victorious, which was USS Victorious (ID # 3514) in 1918-1919.


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S.S. Victorious
(American Freighter, 1918)

Photographed on 23 September 1918 at the yard of her builder, Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Union Plant, Potrero Works, San Francisco.
Of the four destroyers under construction in the foreground the nearest is USS Ingraham (DD-111) and the one with her smokestacks fitted is USS Harding (DD-91).

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

 
Photo #: NH 65035

S.S. Victorious
(American Freighter, 1918)

Probably photographed in San Francisco Bay, California, in October 1918, at the time of her trial trip. Built by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation at Alameda, California, she was acquired by the Navy upon completion, on 19 October 1918, and placed in commissioned two days later as USS Victorious (ID # 3514). She was decommissioned on 24 February 1919 and returned to the U.S. Shipping Board.
Note her pattern camouflage.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 50KB; 740 x 485 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 100121

S.S. Victorious
(American Freighter, 1918)

Probably in San Francisco Bay, California, in October 1918, at the time of her trial trip. Built by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation at Alameda, California, she was acquired by the Navy upon completion, on 19 October 1918, and placed in commissioned two days later as USS Victorious (ID # 3514). She was decommissioned on 24 February 1919 and returned to the U.S. Shipping Board.
Note her pattern camouflage and how high she is riding, with nearly half of her propeller exposed.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 43KB; 740 x 410 pixels

 


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