Photo #: NH 99172
Callao (Peruvian Freighter, 1913-14)
In port, possibly in the New York City area at the time she was inspected for U.S. service, circa April 1919.
This former German freighter was acquired by the Navy under a U.S. Shipping Board charter and placed in commission on 26 April 1919 as USS Callao (ID # 4036). After use as a transport she was returned to the Shipping Board on 20 September 1919.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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15 March 2004