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WORLD WAR I

Photo #  NH 64593:  SS Buitenzorg in port, 1918.


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S.S. Buitenzorg (Dutch Freighter, 1916).
Served as USS Buitenzorg (ID # 2541) in 1918-1919

Buitenzorg, a 7098 gross ton freighter, was built in 1916 at Flushing, The Netherlands, for commercial employment under the Dutch flag. She was seized at New York by the U.S. Government in March 1918, transferred to the Navy and placed in commission later in that month as Buitenzorg (ID # 2541). As a unit of the Naval Overseas Transportation Service, she made six trips to France with general cargo and animals, three completed prior to the 11 November 1918 Armistice and the rest after the fighting had stopped. In mid-July 1919, after going to Rotterdam at the conclusion of her last Navy voyage, USS Buitenzorg was returned to her owners.

This page features all available views concerning the Dutch freighter Buitenzorg, which was USS Buitenzorg (ID # 2541) in 1918-1919.


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Buitenzorg
(Dutch Freighter, 1916)

Fitting out at De Schelde, Vlissingen (Flushing) in 1916.

Source: www.wivonet.nl/buitenzorg.htm (in 2007).

 
Photo #: NH 64593

Buitenzorg
(Dutch Freighter, 1916)

In port, possibly when she was inspected by the Third Naval District on 25 March 1918. She is wearing Dutch neutrality markings.
This ship was acquired by the U.S. Navy on 21 March 1918 and placed in commission as USS Buitenzorg (ID-2541) on 29 March 1918. Following service with the Naval Overseas Transportation Service, she was returned to her owners on 17 July 1919. She was damaged beyond repair on 14 January 1941 by grounding on Grey Island near Dundee.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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Buitenzorg
(Dutch Freighter, 1916)

Photographed in Dutch commercial service.

Source: www.wivonet.nl/buitenzorg.htm (in 2007).

 


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