Ss St John On Eastern Steamship Lines Travel Postcard
SS St John on Eastern Steamship Lines Travel Postcard. USS Antaeus (AS-21/AG-67) – was a commercial passenger liner acquired by the U.S. Navy during World War II. She operated as SS Saint John from 1932 to 1941 before she was acquired by the U.S. Navy and renamed Antaeus. From 1941 to 1943, she was employed as a submarine tender; she was later redesignated AG-67 and used as a transport for troops from 1943 to 1944. In 1945, she was converted to a hospital ship, renamed USS Rescue, and served in the Pacific War. Decommissioned in 1946, she was sold for scrap in 1958. Eastern Steamship Lines was an American shipping concern that operated from 1901 to 1955 created through successive mergers by Wall Street financier and speculator Charles Wyman Morse. The line sailed along the eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada, operating out of Boston and New York.
January 12th, 2021
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