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Contributed by Jay E. Moore

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The U.S Army Transport Massachusetts, later the U.S.A.T. Sheridan
This is an image of the U.S. Army transport MASSACHUSETTS. The ship was formerly a liner with Bernard Baker's Atlantic Transport Line. As she awaits at a cargo terminal, her decks are crowded with volunteers in dark clothing. It is interesting to note that the ship name is painted over with "No. 22 U.S.A. / Q.M.DEP'T." indicating that the ship was transport #22 and operated by the Army's Quartermaster Department. The ship would later be called the U.S.A.T. SHERIDAN.


Moore, Jay E., PhD, Mariners Museum, Hampton, VA

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