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(ID.-3280: t. 6,646; 1. 428'8"; b. 53'8"; dr. 29'6", s. 12 k.; cpl. 70; a. 1 5",
1 3".)

Ohioan (ID.-3280), built in 1914 by the Maryland Steel Co., Sparrows Point, Md., was acquired by the Navy 5 August 1918 on loan charter from the American-Hawaiian S.S. Co., New York City, and commissioned 7 August 1918.

Assigned to NOTS, on the Army account, Ohioan was refitted, loaded with general cargo and diepatehed to St. I Nazaire, France, arriving 29 August. She spent the next month there and at Brest, and on 1 October sailed for New York where horse stalls were added; and on 1 November she sailed for La Pallioe with equestrian and general cargo. Returning to the United States 5 December, Ohioan was transferred to the Cruiser and Transport Foroe and in 6 round trips returned over 8,000 troops to New York. Detsehed 16 September 1919, she decommissioned and was returned to her owner, the American-Hawaiian S.S. Co., 6 October 1919.