Knowing that the U.S. Coastguard photographed many ships passing through New York awaiting convoy I had great hopes of getting hold of a photo of a ship I was in which had a huge deck cargo.
We had loaded in St. John N.B. and coasted down to New York awaiting convoy to form which would sail from Hampton Roads to Italy. The deck cargo was literally half way up the masts and consisted of light weight cased vehicles.
Had I succeeded in acquiring said photo I would love to have posted it here as an example of a typical Lend Lease cargo.