(American Freighter, 1918) Probably photographed 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. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.