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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
Spanish Campaign Medal - World War I Victory Medal
Laid down, date unknown, as SS Michigan at Harland & Wolff Shipbuilding Co., Belfast, Ireland
Launched, 19 April 1890
Purchased by the Quartermaster Department, 14 July 1898
Assigned to the US Army Transport Service
Renamed USAT Kilpatrick in February 1899 in honor of Brig. Gen. Hugh Judson Kilpatrick, commanding general of the 3rd Division Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland
Assigned to the A.T.S. Atlantic Fleet with homeport at New Orleans, LA., serviced the New Orleans—San Juan—Panama route 1917-19
Transferred in 1919 back to Newport News, serviced the Newport News—Antwerp routes 1919-20
Sold 4 February 1921, to the American Black Sea Line, renamed SS Acropolis
Final Disposition, Scrapped in 1924 at Genoa, Italy, as SS Great Canton
Displacement 5,046 t.
Passenger capacity unknown
Fuel Capacities unknown
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||USAT Kilpatrick underway, date and location unknown.
US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol.4., US National Archives RG-92 Records of the Quartermaster General
|US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol.4.
||USAT Kilpatrick in New York Harbor in 1909, carrying soldiers to participate in war games.
Photo from emmabandrews.org
USAT Kilpatrick history is from US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol 4
|Army Transportation Service Ship's Masters|
|01||CAPT. Scott, James W., A.T.S.||19 April 1917 - 7 April 1920
|02||CAPT. Capt. Ferguson, Norman, A.T.S.|| 27 July 1920 - 31 August 1920
|03||CAPT. Capt. Rague, W. J., A.T.S.||31 August 1920 - 19 October 1920
|04||1st Off. Reppa, Frank J. A.T.S.,||19 October 1920 - 16 December 1920
|05||CAPT. Capt. Scott, James W., A.T.S.||16 December 1920 - 30 January 1921
Last Updated 26 April 2019
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