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A guide to the President Polk (passenger vessel) logbook, 25 November - 27 December 1936
HDC0141 (SAFR 18080)  
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Description
The President Polk (passenger vessel) logbook (SAFR 18080, HDC 141) is dated November 25 to December 27, 1936. It is the rough log of the Dollar Steamship Company's passenger vessel PRESIDENT POLK. C.W. Hawkins was in command of voyage number forty. The collection is fully processed and available for use without restrictions.
Background
The PRESIDENT POLK was originally the GRANITE STATE. Operated in the North Atlantic by U.S. Lines 1921-1922. Transferred to Dollar Steamship Lines 1922 and renamed PRESIDENT POLK. Sold to Dollar Lines 1923. Served in the Round-the-World trade. Transferred to APL 1938. Renamed PRESIDENT TAYLOR (First) in 1940. Although not listed as a troopship, she served as such briefly after being requisitioned by the government in mid-December 1941. Grounded on a coral reef at Canton Island February 14, 1942 where she remained, a total loss.
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1 item.
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Availability
This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.