PVT. ELDON H. JOHNSON - AP 184
PVT. WILLIAM H. THOMAS - AP 185
SGT. CHARLES E. MOWER - AP 186
These C2 hull ships whose keel's were all laid in 1941 commissioned in 1942 and decommissioned in 1954-57, are believed to originally have been built as "Hospital" ships for use during WW II, and later converted to "passenger" ships.
The Sgt. Charles E. Mower, operated originally as the USS Tyron - APH 1.
The Pvt. Eldon H. Johnson operated originally as the USS Mercy - APH 2.
The Pvt. William H. Thomas operated originally as the USS Comfort - APH 3.
THE SGT CHARLES E. MOWER
Photo courtesy of CW3 Miles C. Miller, U.S. Army Retired, who sailed aboard on trip from Adak, Alaska, via Whittier to Seattle, WA, 3-8 April 1948. He says "The chief engineer asked for a typist to do ship's manifests on this voyage. Boy did I jump on that! Typed my heart out and the chief was delighted, had me eating in the crew mess, not bad for a S/Sgt at the time. It made the trip grand". [firstname.lastname@example.org]
THE PRIVATE ELDEN H. JOHNSON
THE PRIVATE WILLIAM H. THOMAS