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U.S. ANIMAL EMBARKATION DEPOT NO 301 NEWPORT NEWS, VA, WW1


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U.S. ANIMAL EMBARKATION DEPOT NO 301 NEWPORT NEWS, VA, WW1

Animal Embarkation Depot No. 301 on the Newport News side of Hampton Roads occupied an area of about 70 acres adjacent to and north of Camp Hill. Camp capacity: 10,000 animals. The former British Remount Depot at Breeze Point, One mile southeast of Port Headquarters provided accommodations for an additional 5,000 animals in an emergency. From October 14, 1917 to November 30, 1918 a total of 47,237 animals were shipped overseas; the total number of animals handled during the existence of the depot was 58,278.

No. 301 Newport News, Virginia, 12 commissioned officers 175 enlisted personnel, opened 8-4-1917, Closed 3-31-1919 , Authorized capacity 10,000 animals, average animal strength 8,100.


Animal Embarkation Depot (A.E.D.), Wagon Company, Quartermaster Corps, Newport News, VA circa 1918-1919. Image source Jackie



NEWPORT NEWS ARTICLE: ANIMAL EMBARKATION DEPOT 1918:


"Following the lead of a British Remount Depot that shipped nearly 500,000 horses and mules from Newport News during World War I, the Quartermaster Corps builds a 77-acre complex of pens and stalls just north of the city to supply the American Expeditionary Forces in France. Twice as large as...Mark St. John Erickson"

Title: An Epic Stream of American War Horses and Mules Flowed from World War I Newport News.

By Mark St. John Erickson
Newport News (Va.) Daily Press

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