A majestic mountain in northern California.
(ScStr: t. 4,865 (gr.); l. 390'; b. 52'3”; dph. 28'; s. 10.5 k.; cpl. 52; a. 1 3")
Mount Shasta, a cargo ship, was launched as Sagaland by Moore & Scott, Oakland, Calif., 30 June 1917; acquired by the Navy from Wessell, Duvall Co., at Baltimore 4 August 1918; and commissioned as Mount Shasta 26 August 1918, Lt. Comdr. J. Katterfield, USNRF, in command.
Assigned to NOTS, Mount Shasta departed New York 16 September in convoy for Europe, arriving Marseilles, France, 24 October. After debarking her cargo, she sailed for the east coast 19 November, arriving Norfolk, Va., 24 December. Leaving New York 28 January 1919, Mount Shasta steamed for Europe with a cargo of flour for the Southern Food Relief at Trieste. She departed Trieste 25 March for Gibraltar, where she embarked Army supplies for return to the east coast, docking in Norfork 15 May. Four days later Mount Shasta decommissioned for delivery to the USSB. She remained in USSB custody until abandoned in 1933 after being sunk in August 1931 as a navigational hazard.