The ship you see is the USS Culgoa, about 1902 or there abouts...she was recommissioned. She was being 'update'....machinery and refrigeration units being overhauled....and fitted out as a repair ship to service the Atlantic, Caribbean, and European Squadrons.
She got involved with some other major issues that you may find extremely interesting if you have a general interest in nautical history and the wars that engulf the early years of sea power.
Just click on this link: BEEF BOAT EXTRAORDINAIRE if you care to give this one a gander.
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