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USAT Kilpatrick

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.
    Length 370'8"
    Beam 44'2"
    Draft 26'6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Passenger capacity unknown
    Fuel Capacities unknown
    Propulsion unknown
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    Kilpatrick 80k 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.
    Kilpatrick 59k USAT Kilpatrick in New York Harbor in 1909, carrying soldiers to participate in war games.
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    USAT Kilpatrick history is from US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol 4
    Army Transportation Service Ship's Masters
    01CAPT. Scott, James W., A.T.S.19 April 1917 - 7 April 1920
    02CAPT. Capt. Ferguson, Norman, A.T.S. 27 July 1920 - 31 August 1920
    03CAPT. Capt. Rague, W. J., A.T.S.31 August 1920 - 19 October 1920
    041st Off. Reppa, Frank J. A.T.S.,19 October 1920 - 16 December 1920
    05CAPT. Capt. Scott, James W., A.T.S.16 December 1920 - 30 January 1921

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