The French troop ship and hospital ship Oregon seen here entering the port of Algiers in 1954, carrying French Foreign Legion troops from Marseilles.
Oregon belonged to a series of 4 combined twin-screw passenger/cargo ships, built by the German wharf Bremer Vulcan at Bremen-Vegesack as a World Wa
Battleship Oregon. According to accompanying text published just after the Spanish American war, she is nicknamed "Bulldog of the Sea". One of her broadsides hurls more than three ton metal. She made the distance Frisco - West Indies in only 57 days and sank, on her own, no less than four