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AS-8 Savannah

The German merchant Saxonia was built in 1899 for the Hamburg American Steamship Co., by the Flensburger Schiffbau Gesellschaft, Flensburg, Germany. She was interned at Seattle WA in 1914 when World War One erupted and officially seized by the US Navy and renamed Savannah on 9 June 1917. She was ordered converted to a submarine tender on 20 October 1917 and briefly commissioned to undergo conversion, then joined the fleet in August 1918. She was decommissioned in 1926 and sold for mercantile service in 1934; was eventually scrapped in Japan in 1954.

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