|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)|