Photo #: NH 65081
S.S. Westpool (American Freighter, 1918)
Afloat immediately after launching, at the J.F. Duthie and Company shipyard, Seattle, Washington, in 1918.
This ship was placed in commission as USS Westpool (ID # 3675) on 2 November 1918 and returned to the U.S. Shipping Board on 31 March 1919.
Note the banners hanging from her bow, advertising the 4th Liberty Loan war bond drive. See Photo # NH 65081 (cropped) for a close-up view of these banners.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 16 March 2006