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USAT Mobile (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
Laid down, date unknown, as SS Mobile by Harland and Wolff at Belfast, Ireland
Launched 17 November 1892
Completed 27 July 1893
Purchased from the African Steamship Co., 14 July 1898,
Assigned to the U.S. Army Transport Service, commissioned USAT Mobile
Renamed USAT Sherman, 9 January 1899, in honor of LT. Gen. William T. Sherman, commanding general of the Army of the Tennessee and of the Military
Division of the Mississippi during the Civil War, and of the U.S. Army 1869-83
Assigned to the A.T.S. Pacific Fleet with home port at Fort Mason, CA.
Made several voyages between 14 May and 30 July 1920 to evacuate elements of the Czech Legion from Vladivostok and disembarked them at Fiume, Croatia
Awarded the “E” banner for Pacific-based transports for 1921
Performed her final voyage for the U.S. Army Transport Service in June 1922
Laid up, 10 June 1922, at San Francisco, CA., custody transferred U.S. Shipping Board
Sold to the Los Angeles Steam Ship Company, 15 November 1922, and renamed as the SS Calawaii
Final Disposition, scrapped in December 1933 at Osaka, Japan
Displacement 7,217 t.
Troopship Passenger Capacity100 officers, 1,200 enlisted
Cargo Capacity unknown
Cruise Radius unknown
Propulsion one triple expansion engines, 499 nhp
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William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891) was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He served as a General in the Union
Army during the American Civil War (1861–65), for which he received recognition for his outstanding command of military strategy as well as criticism for the harshness
of the "scorched earth" policies that he implemented in conducting total war against the Confederate States.
||Post card image of USAT Sherman underway, dated 15 July 1909.
||USAT Sherman In port, circa the 1910s. The original image is printed on postcard (AZO) stock.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # 105097 Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2007.
|US Army Order of Battle 1914-1941 Vol 4
||Post card image of USAT Sherman underway, dated 14 March 1916.
||USAT Sherman at anchor, date and location unknown.
||US Naval History and Heritage Command
||Post card image of Ex-USAT Sherman in merchant service as the Los Angeles Steamship Companies liner SS Calawaii,
dated 14 June 1931
||Advertisement poster for the Los Angeles Steamship Companies liner SS Calawaii
USAT Sherman history is from US Army Order of Battle 1914-1941 Vol 4
|Commanding Officers (Masters)|
|01||CAPT. Fish, H. C. Fish, ATS||3 August 1920 - 14 September 1920|
|02||CAPT. McLellan, Edgar S., ATS||14 September 1920 - April 1922|
|03||CAPT. Kerr, L. R. M., ATS||April 1922 - 15 November 1922|
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