Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas ship

American generosity expressed during the 1914 Christmas season:

People packing Christmas gifts for the U.S.S. Jason which sailed from New York on November 14, 1914
 carrying about 6 million gifts for the children of Europe who were affected by World War I.
 (Flickr Commons project/Library of Congress)

The U.S.S. Jason of the era was a collier. During the World War I, Navy colliers were sometimes used to transport oversize or priority cargoes.

U.S.S. Jason shortly after completion (1913)

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