Transport CITY OF PEKING
This is a view of the transport CITY
OF PEKING, sometimes also labelled as the CITY
OF PEKIN. The vessel, built in 1874, was used as a transport on the
Pacific. She accompanied the USS CHARLESTON
as she called at Hawai'i, captured
Guam, and then landed the first U.S. Army troops in the Philippines.
She is typical of the West Coast transports, being much larger than those
used for the relatively short trips needed on the Atlantic coast.
Clerk of Joint Comittee on Printing, The Abridgement of Message from
the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress. (Washington:
Government Printing Office, 1899) Vol 2, 4.
Goldstein, Donald M. and Katherine Dillon, The Spanish American
War: The Story and Photographs. (Washington: Prange Enterprises, 1998).59
Mitiuckov, Nick, Naval historian, Izhevsk,Russia (personal correspondence).
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