SS WASHINGTON / USS MOUNT VERNON
The SS Washington/USS Mount Vernon
THE MAIDEN VOYAGE OF THE SS WASHINGTON, A COMMERICAL LINER, WAS MAY 10, 1933.
IN 1941 THE WASHINGTON WAS TAKEN OVER BY THE US NAVY TO BE USED AS A TROOP TRANSPORT.
July 16, 1941 she was renamed USS MOUNT VERNON (P 22) and officially entered U.S. Navy troop service.
Bought by the U.S. Government on September 26, 1942. Altered to 22,846 GRT.
She was renamed USS WASHINGTON in 1945, released from service January 18, 1946 and
handed over to the U.S. Maritime Commission and laid up.