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Photo #  NH 105623-KN:  Dutch passenger liner Koningin der Nederlanden, which was USS Koningin der Nederlanden in 1918-1919


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S.S. Koningin der Nederlanden (Dutch Passenger Liner, 1911).
Served as USS Koningin der Nederlanden (ID # 2708) in 1918-1919

Koningin der Nederlanden, an 8225 gross ton passenger cargo steamer, was built at Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 1911. She was employed commercially under the Dutch flag until March 1918, when the U.S. Government seized her at San Francisco, California. The ship served in the U.S. Navy as USS Koningin der Nederlanden (ID # 2708) from early April 1918 until November 1919. Later returned to her Dutch owners, she resumed mercantile employment, which lasted until she was sold for scrapping in 1932.

This page features all available views concerning the Dutch passenger liner Koningin der Nederlanden and USS Koningin der Nederlanden (ID # 2708).

For images of this ship taken during her U.S. Navy service, see:

  • USS Konigin der Nederlanden (ID # 2708), 1918-1919.


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    Photo #: NH 105623-KN (color)

    S.S. Koningin der Nederlanden
    (Dutch Passenger Liner, 1911)

    Colored artwork depicting the ship prior to World War I, published on a post card.
    This ship served as USS Koningin der Nederlanden (ID # 2708) in 1918-1919.

    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image size: 119KB; 740 x 490 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 105622-KN (color)

    S.S. Koningin der Nederlanden
    (Dutch Passenger Liner, 1911)

    Steaming out of a harbor, probably in the Netherlands, prior to World War I.
    Sepia toned picture post card published in the Netherlands.
    This ship served as USS Koningin der Nederlanden (ID # 2708) in 1918-1919.

    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image size: 94KB; 740 x 485 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 105381

    S.S. Koningin der Nederlanden
    (Dutch Passenger Liner, 1911)

    Underway, circa 1911-1914.
    Photographed by Bieberichek.
    The original image is printed on a postcard mailed to Belgium from Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England, on 27 April 1914. See Photo # NH 105381-A-KN for a view of the reverse side of this postcard.

    Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2007.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image size: 67KB; 740 x 490 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 105624

    S.S. Koningin der Nederlanden

    (Dutch Passenger Liner, 1911)

    In port prior to World War I, being maneuvered by tugs.
    This ship served as USS Koningin der Nederlanden (ID # 2708) in 1918-1919.
    The original print is hand-marked on its reverse: "With the compliments of the Nederland Royal Mail Line, Amsterdam".

    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image size: 58KB; 740 x 545 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 64598

    Koningin der Nederlanden
    (Dutch Passenger Steamer, 1911)

    Photographed circa 1917, possibly soon after the ship was seized by the U.S. Government.
    This ship was placed in commission as USS Koningin der Nederlanden (ID # 2708) on 4 April 1918. She was transferred to the U.S. Army on 7 November 1919.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 99KB; 740 x 485 pixels

     


    For images of this ship taken during her U.S. Navy service, see:

  • USS Konigin der Nederlanden (ID # 2708), 1918-1919.


    NOTES:

  • To the best of our knowledge, the pictures referenced here are all in the Public Domain, and can therefore be freely downloaded and used for any purpose.

  • Some images linked from this page bear obsolete credit lines citing the organization name: "Naval Historical Center". Effective 1 December 2008 the name should be cited as: "Naval History and Heritage Command".


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