Photo #: NH 100121
S.S. Victorious (American Freighter, 1918)
Probably in San Francisco Bay, California, in October 1918, at the time of her trial trip. Built by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation at Alameda, California, she was acquired by the Navy upon completion, on 19 October 1918, and placed in commissioned two days later as USS Victorious (ID # 3514). She was decommissioned on 24 February 1919 and returned to the U.S. Shipping Board.
Note her pattern camouflage and how high she is riding, with nearly half of her propeller exposed.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 15 April 2005