The President Polk (passenger vessel) logbook (SAFR 18080, HDC 141) is dated November 25 to December 27, 1936. It is the rough
log of the Dollar Steamship Company's passenger vessel PRESIDENT POLK. C.W. Hawkins was in command of voyage number forty.
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The PRESIDENT POLK was originally the GRANITE STATE. Operated in the North Atlantic by U.S. Lines 1921-1922. Transferred to
Dollar Steamship Lines 1922 and renamed PRESIDENT POLK. Sold to Dollar Lines 1923. Served in the Round-the-World trade. Transferred
to APL 1938. Renamed PRESIDENT TAYLOR (First) in 1940. Although not listed as a troopship, she served as such briefly after
being requisitioned by the government in mid-December 1941. Grounded on a coral reef at Canton Island February 14, 1942 where
she remained, a total loss.
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