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USAT Logan
ex
USAT Manitoba (1898 - 1899)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of Awards is from left to right
Spanish Campaign Medal- Philippines Campaign Medal - World War I Victory Medal


Transport
  • Laid down, date unknown, as SS Manitoba by Harland and Wolff, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Launched, 28 January 1892
  • Purchased by the Quartermaster Department, 20 July 1898, from the Atlantic Transport Line
  • Assigned to the U.S. Army Transport Service
  • Renamed USAT Logan in February 1899 in honor of Maj. Gen. John A. Logan, commander of the XV Corps, Army of the Tennessee during the Civil War
  • Assigned to the ATS Pacific Fleet with home port at Fort Mason, CA.
  • Transported elements of the US Army Siberian Expedition to Vladivostok, Russia in December 1918
  • Transported the 27th Infantry from Vladivostok to San Francisco in September-October 1919
  • Evacuated elements of the Czech Legion at Vladivostok in January 1920 and disembarked them at Fiume, Croatia
  • Performed her final voyage for the U.S. Army Transport Service in October 1922
  • Sold, 9 November 1922, to Asa Candler of Atlanta to be used as a floating school for young men
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1925 at Baltimore, MD.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 7,519 t.
    Length 445'5"
    Beam 50'2"
    Draft 30'
    Speed unknown
    Complement
    Officers unknown
    Crew unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity100 officers, 1,200 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion one triple expansion engines, 499 nhp
    single propellers

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    Namesake

    John Alexander Logan (February 9, 1826 – December 26, 1886) was an American soldier and political leader. He served in the Mexican–American War and was a general in the Union Army in the American Civil War. He served the state of Illinois as a State Senator, a Congressman, and a U.S. Senator and was an unsuccessful candidate for Vice President of the United States with James G. Blaine in the election of 1884. As the 3rd Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, he is regarded as the most important figure in the movement to recognize Memorial Day (originally known as Decoration Day) as an official holiday.
    His likeness appears on a statue at the center of Logan Circle, Washington, D.C. He is also honored with a statue in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois. He is the honoree of Logan County, Kansas; Logan County, Oklahoma; Logan County, Colorado; Logan County, North Dakota; and Logan Square, Chicago, which is the neighborhood chosen to mark Illinois' centennial. Logan is one of only three people mentioned by name in the Illinois state song. Upon his death, he lay in state in the United States Capitol rotunda. He is the father of U.S. Army officer and Medal of Honor recipient John Alexander Logan Jr. (1865–1899).
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    Logan 146k USAT Logan loading coal in a Chinese port, circa 1908. Tommy Trampp
    Logan 84k USAT Logan underway, date and location unknown.
    US Army Order of Battle 1914-1941 Vol 4, authors private collection
     
    Logan 128k USAT Logan underway, circa 1913, location unknown.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 91365 collection of CAPT. R.P. Molton, USN
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Logan 164k USAT Logan in port, circa 1910s. The original image is printed on postcard (AZO) stock.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 105091 Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2007.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Logan 154k USAT Logan underway in 1917, location unknown.
    Photographed by J.D. Givens, Presidio of San Francisco, California.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 105390 Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2007.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Logan 118k USAT Logan off the end of a pier, circa the 1910s. The original image is printed on postcard (AZO) stock.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 105392 Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2007.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Logan 199k USAT Logan alongside a pier, possibly at Honolulu, Hawaii, or in a Far Eastern port, circa the 1910s. Note the women in the center foreground, in what appears to be Japanese dress, and the Soldier at right. The original image is printed on postcard (AZO) stock.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 105393 Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2007.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Logan 110k Note the empty gun platform on the bow of USAT Logan indicating that this photographed may have been taken soon after the end of World War I. The ice on the water and austere port facilities suggest a northern location like Alaska.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 105391 Donation of Captain Stephen S. Roberts, USNR (Retired), 2008.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Logan 141k USAT Logan postcard, postmarked January 1908. Inscribed in part: "My dear Dolly, I wish you all a Happy New Year…". Description: Courtesy of D.M. McPherson.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 86628
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Logan 131k USAT Logan leaving Mare Island Navy Yard, California. Original glass negative jacket gives date of this photograph as 8 April 1902.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 69845, Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, Corte Madera, California, 1969
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Logan 123k USAT Logan arriving at Manila with the 27th Infantry, circa 1920s. Tommy Trampp

    USAT Logan history is from US Army Order of Battle 1914-1941 Vol 4
    US Army Transportation Service Ship's Master
    01CAPT. Williams, Charles F., A.T.S.June 1912 - 27 October 1922

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