U.S. Navy troop transport operations in World War I
Hoboken New Jersey USA Date:1918 Duration:2 min 2 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A freighter in foreground,and a troop transport ship, docked at a U.S.Army Transport Service Terminal during World War 1. (A large oceanliner seen berthed on opposite side of the terminal.) U.S. Army troops jam the lower decks of the troop ship as she prepares to get underway to France. Three twenty-man life rafts hang on the side of the troop ship and an American flag flies at her stern. Scene shifts to American Expeditionary Forces boarding a very large Navy transport ship at Hoboken, New Jersey. Some troops with all their gear, climb a steep gangway to an upper deck, while others, below, walk a level gangway to a lower deck.
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