Photo #: NH 100108
USS Bayocean (ID # 2640)
Tied up alongside a West Coast pier, probably circa the summer of 1918. Note the sentries on board, armed with M1903 rifles.
The motor vessel Bayocean was purchased by the Navy in June 1918 and placed in commission at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, on 17 August 1918. She was decommissioned on 14 March 1919 and sold on 5 August 1921.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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1 March 2004