"Cargo-ship (C-3 type). The American cargo ship of the new C-3 type, like the President Jackson, has greater speed than the older C-2 type. It has a raked stem and cruiser stern, a shelter deck and two steel decks extending from stem to stern below it. There are accomodations for
American President Line's SS President Jackson departing New York harbour - note US flag on side indicating this is a photo from late 1939 to late 1941 when non-belligerent vessels sailed with neutrality markings to - hopefully - ward off German U-boats and surface raiders.