1937(Saratoga Model Shipyard SMY-37)
- Class: Chaumont - 12 transports of 1917
- Displacement: 8,300 tons
- Dimensions: 448 x 58.25 x 26.5 ft.
- Machinery: Steam turbines, twin screws, 6000 shp = 15 knots
- Troops: 2,400
- Builder: American International Shipbuilding Corp, Hog Island, PA
- Completed: 1920
- Commissioned: 22 Nov 1921
- Decommissioned: 28 Aug 1943
- Service: Built as U.S.Army Transport. Acquired by Navy from War Department 3 Nov 1921. Assigned to transport duty, Chaumont sailed the Atlantic, Pacific, and Caribbean throughout the 1920s and 1930s, calling at ports from Shanghai to Bermuda. She departed Pearl Harbor 29 Nov 1941 bound for Manila, but after the 7 Dec attack she was diverted to Darwin, Australia, arriving 5 Jan 1942. She returned to San Francisco and then made two voyages back to Pearl Harbor, before being switched to routes between Seattle and Alaska.
Decommissioned for conversion to hospital ship USS Samaritan and recommissioned as AH-10 on 1 Mar 1944. After two voyages between San Francisco and Hawaii, she continued to Kwajalein in Jun 1944 and then Saipan in Jul. Several trips made to return casualties to rear bases before reporting to Ulithi as base hospital until Feb 1945. Moved to Iwo Jima, and then after returning patients to Guam, she headed for Okinawa in Apr. Shuttled patients to rear areas and then finally to Pearl Harbor and San Francisco. In Sep 1945 she headed to Sasebo, Japan, where she provided hospital facilities to occupation forces until 15 Mar 1946. Returning to San Francisco, she was decommissioned 25 Jun 1946. Samaritan received four battle stars for her World War II service.