From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Bali is an island in Indonesia.

(AK: dp. 17,300; l. 420'6"; b. 54'8"; dr. 29'3"; s. 12 k.; cpl. 70; a. 1 5")

Bali was a cargo vessel launched in 1917 by Rotterdam Droogd. Maats., Rotterdam, Netherlands; acquired for the Naval Overseas Transportation Service 21 March 1918; and commissioned 27 March 1918 at New York, Lieutenant Commander N. Ferguson, USNRF, in command.

Upon commissioning she immediately loaded a cargo of Army supplies and sailed for St. Nazaire. Bali operated in European waters until May 1919. She was placed out of commission at Amsterdam, Holland, 30 May 1919 and returned to her former owner.