(American Freighter, 1918) Afloat immediately after launching, at the J.F. Duthie and Company shipyard, Seattle, Washington, in 1918. This ship was placed in commission as USS Westpool (ID # 3675) on 2 November 1918 and returned to the U.S. Shipping Board on 31 March 1919. Note the banners hanging from her bow, advertising the 4th Liberty Loan war bond drive. See Photo # NH 65081 (cropped) for a close-up view of these banners. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.