Contributed by Pejepscot Historical Society
Builder: Harland & Wolff, Belfast
Launch date: April 19, 1890
Maiden Voyage: November 15, 1891
Destruction: Broken up in Italy, 1924
Operated by Atlantic Transport Line.: 1890-1896
AKA Kilpatrick, Acropolis, Washington, Great Canton
The U.S.S. Michigan (II) was built primarily as a cargo ship with limited passenger accommodation and commenced her first London to New York voyage on November 15, 1891. This ship was transferred to the National Line in 1896, the year in which it was acquired by the Atlantic Transport Line, and started her first London to New York voyage this line on March 22, 1896.
She commenced her last sailing on this route on June 27, 1898, for she and her sister were requisitioned by the U. S. Government. The Michigan was acquired on July 14 at a cost of $660,000 for use as a transport and renamed Kilpatrick. Her capacity was 40 officers, 800 men and 800 horses. She also had refrigerated capacity for shipping 1,000 pounds of meat. As with other transports, she was rebuilt in about 1900 with two tall masts replacing her original four.
About This Item
- Title: Souvenir of the U.S.A.T. Kilpatrick
- Creation Date: circa 1900
- Subject Date: circa 1900
- Media: Paper over metal covered with plastic
- Dimensions: 6.5 cm x 8.5 cm x .5 cm
- Local Code: OH1567
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:Pejepscot Historical Society
159 Park Row, Brunswick, ME 04011
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