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Cassius (AC, 1898): Photographs

These photographs were selected to show the original configuration of this class and major subsequent modifications. For more views see the former NHHC (now Hyperwar) Online Library of Selected Images and the NavSource Photo Archive.

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S.S. Rhaetia

Built in 1882-1883 for the Hamburg American Line as an emigrant steamer, this ship served as the Navy collier Cassius in 1898-1899.

Photo No. None
Source: Eugene W. Smith, Passenger Ships of the World , Past and Present (1978).

 
USAT Sumner

At the Norfolk Navy Yard in March 1900.
This ship was transferred to the Army and renamed after serving as the Navy collier Cassius in 1898-1899.

Photo No. NH 43671
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.

 
USAT Sumner

Shown during her Army service between 1899 and 1916.

Photo No. None
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.

 
USAT Sumner

Shown carrying a regiment for Galveston, Texas, between 1899 and 1916.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe

 
USAT Sumner

Shown during her Army service between 1899 and 1916.
Note the Army Transportation Service flag on the mainmast.

Photo No. NH 75580
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.