Passenger Lists from the USS George Washington During the First World War

USS George Washington


Since I have posted my interest in troopships that carried US personnel across the Atlantic during First World War, I have received many emails asking if I had rosters or passenger lists for the ships. Unfortunately, I have yet to find any comprehensive lists, and believe that such information is probably buried somewhere in the National Archives. When you consider that from 2-4 million American troops were transported to and from Europe, such lists must be massive.

"The Hatchet"

The good news is that I recently purhased a copy of "The Hatchet" book. The USS George Washington, a troopship, published a daily newspaper during its crossings. This book was published shortly after the War, and was a digest of those daily newspapers. In the back of this book, there are some passenger lists. I have taken those images and posted them to my website.

Note also that you can download a free electronic copy of the book from Google Books. Go to: Google Books and search for "washington hatchet". Be sure you have the entry for the 1919 edition of the book, and then you can download it from Google.

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The following files are PDF (readable with the Adobe PDF Reader), in sizes from 2 to 6 megabytes.

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