(American Freighter, 1917) Possibly photographed on 7 January 1918, when she was inspected by the Fifth Naval District. Built by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company of Newport News, Virginia, for the Munson Steamship Line of New York, this ship was taken over by the U.S. Navy and placed in commission on 14 January 1918 as USS Munaires (ID # 2197). She was returned to her owner, via the U.S. Shipping Board, on 25 April 1919. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.