(American Freighter, 1918) In a European port, circa 1919. Note U.S. Navy officer and two armed guards on the wharf. This ship served as USS West Carnifax (ID # 3812) between the end of December 1918 and May 1919. Collection of Walter F. Merdian. Courtesy of his son, Walter M. Merdian, 1977. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.