Good morning, Connie Hitchings ! Thanks for your nice, informative response. The MOUNT VERNON was one of the busy ones in that period. According to <1944 World War II Troop Ship Crossings> it may have just returned from the C-B-I theater with a load of casualties. As for as STARS & STRIPES, enter that in GOOGLE, and you will be hosted to a gaggle of possibilities. Hang in there, Early Bird. Louie F. Turner.