A city in North Carolina.
(AK: dp. 13,627; l. 423'10"; b. 54'; dr. 26'9"; s. 12 k.; cpl. 70)
The first Edenton (No. 3696), a cargo ship, was launched 19 November 1918 by Skinner and Eddy Corp., Seattle, Wash.; acquired from the U.S. Shipping Board by the Navy 5 December 1918; converted by Puget Sound Navy Yard; and commissioned 5 December 1918, Lieutenant Commander E. F. Kenney, USNRF, in command.
Edenton sailed for the east coast 11 December 1918, and arrived at New York 27 January 1919. She sailed 19 February to deliver emergency flour for the Food Administration at Spalato and Trieste to alleviate postwar famine. Edenton returned to New Orleans 4 May 1919, was decommissioned there 12 May 1919 and returned to the Shipping Board the same day for disposal.