Photo #: 19-N-10480
S.S. Choctaw (American Freighter, 1917)
Probably photographed prior to her World War I era Naval service.
This commercial steamship was taken over by the Navy, under charter, on 19 February 1918 and placed in commission as USS Choctaw (ID # 1648) on 4 March 1918. She was decommissioned on 16 January 1919 and returned to her owners.
Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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Image posted 21 February 2005