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U.S.S. Chaumont was built in 1920 by the American International Shipbuilding Corp, Hog Island, Pa., and commissioned on November 22, 1921. She was assigned to transport duty and sailed the Atlantic, Pacific and Caribbean during the 1920’s and 1930’s, carrying military supplies, marine expeditionary forces, sailors and their dependents, and occasionally congressmen. On August 28, 1943, U.S.S. Chaumont was decommissioned and converted to a hospital ship. She was renamed U.S.S. Samaritan and did good service in the Pacific during World War II. U.S.S. Samaritan was decommissioned at San Francisco on June 25, 1946.

This cover was posted while the U.S.S. Chaumont was visiting Guantanamo Bay in January, 1936. The cachet illustrates some of the previous ports of call she had made in the Pacific.

Tome II, p.91: Guantanamo Bay to Staten Island, NY. January 1936.

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