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Army Transport CITY OF PEKING

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U.S.A.T. Transport City of Peking in Profile
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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