(American Freighter, 1918) Underway off Seattle, Washington, on 4 May 1918, the day of her trial trip and delivery. Built by the Skinner & Eddy Corporation, Seattle, she had been constructed in 67 working days (79 calendar days). This ship was acquired by the Navy on 19 August 1918 and placed in commission the next day as USS West Lianga (ID # 2758). She was returned to the U.S. Shipping Board on 24 June 1919. The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.