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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
World War I Victory Medal
Built by Wigham Richardson & Company, Newcastle, England
Launched in 1885 as SS Port Victor
Purchased by the Quartermaster Department, 8 July 1898, from the Irwin, McBride, and Catherwood Co.
Assigned into the U.S. Army Transport Service
Renamed USAT McClellan in February 1899 in honor of Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, commanding general of the Army of the Potomac, 1861-62
Assigned to the A.T.S. Atlantic Fleet
Decommissioned, date unknown, laid up at Pier No. 1 at the Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA.
Recommissioned by May 1917
USAT McClellan sailed to France 16 June 1917 and arrived at St. Nazaire 1 July
She remained at St. Nazaire under the control of the port Quartermaster and functioned as a refrigerator storage ship throughout World War I
Sold to the French government, 3 December 1919, and renamed SS Hastler, reflagged France
Caught fire at Antwerp, Belgium, in 1920
Final Disposition, sold and scrapped in 1922
Displacement 3,006 t.
Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
Cargo Capacity unknown
Cruise Radius unknown
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George Brinton McClellan (December 3, 1826 – October 29, 1885) was an American soldier, civil
engineer, railroad executive, and politician. A graduate of West Point, McClellan served with distinction during the Mexican–American War (1846–1848), and later left
the Army to work in railroads until the outbreak of the American Civil War (1861–1865). Early in the war, McClellan was appointed to the rank of major general and
played an important role in raising a well-trained and organized army, which would become the Army of the Potomac in the Eastern Theater; he served a brief period
(November 1861 to March 1862) as general-in-chief of the Union Army.
||USAT McClellan circa 1917 or earlier. Originally built in 1885 as the British merchantman SS Port Victor, she was acquired by the
U.S. Army in 1898 and served as an Army Transport until 1919, when she was sold. The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 101987
||USAT McClellan moored pierside at Galveston. TX. in 1914. Note the two other army transports moored aft of McClellan.
||USAT McClellan loading at Galveston. TX. in 1914.
||USAT McClellan underway with a tug alongside in the harbor at Galveston, TX., date unknown
USAT McClellan history is from US Army Order of Battle 1914-1941 Vol 4
|US Army Transportation Service Ship's Master|
|01||CAPT. Tucker, R. W., A.T.S.||11 June 1917 - 19 June 1918 |
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