For the company of Agamemnon, there was much to be thankful for. She made several trans-Atlantic crossings to France during the war while evading German U-boats. During one of the crossings, she collided with USS DeKalb (ID#3010) and stayed afloat. She even survived an influenza outbreak. Most importantly, the war was over at the time of the dinner. The ship's company enjoyed the Thanksgiving meal in France while waiting to bring thousands of American soldiers back to the states.
|Agamemnon at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, 1919|