Photo #: NH 104064
S.S. Elinor (American Freighter, 1918)
Possibly photographed at Baltimore, Maryland, on 25 February 1918, when she was inspected by the Fifth Naval District.
Built by the Baltimore Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company, and originally named General de Castlenau, this ship was taken over by the Navy for World War I service and placed in commission on 20 March 1918 as USS Elinor (ID # 2465). She was decommissioned and returned to the U.S. Shipping Board on 26 April 1919.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 17 October 2006