Painting, Oil on Canvas; Edmund Sears Sayer; 1937; Unframed Dimensions 24H X 40W
A passenger liner before the war, the Hamburg Line President Lincoln was seized in New York harbor in 1917 and converted into a troop transport ship by the U.S. Shipping Board. On the return trip of its 5th delivery of men to France, the ship was hit by three torpedoes from German U-Boat 90. Of the 715 people aboard, only 26 were lost, and one officer, Lieutenant Edouard Izac, was taken prisoner.