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Photo #  NH 94486:  S.S. Drechterland in port, wearing Dutch neutrality markings, circa 1918


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S.S. Drechterland (Dutch Freighter, 1903).
Served as USS Drechterland (ID # 2793) in 1918-1919.

S.S. Drechterland, a 3935 gross ton freighter, was built at Sunderland, England, in 1903 for commercial operation under the Dutch flag. She was interned by the U.S. Government during the First World War and, in March 1918, transferred to the Navy and placed in commission as USS Drechterland (ID # 2793). As a unit of the Naval Overseas Transportation Service, the ship carried Army supplies between the U.S. East Coast and European ports. After five voyages for this purpose, she was decommissioned at Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in July 1919 and returned to her owners.

This page features all available views concerning the Dutch freighter Drechterland of 1903, which was USS Drechterland (ID # 2793) in 1918-1919.


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Photo #: NH 94486

S.S. Drechterland
(Dutch Freighter, 1903)

In port, wearing Dutch neutrality markings, circa 1918.
This freighter, interned by the U.S. Government, was transferred to the Navy in March 1918 and placed in commission on the 29th of that month as USS Drechterland (ID # 2793). She was decommissioned at Amsterdam and returned to her owners on 12 July 1919.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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S.S. Drechterland
(Dutch Freighter, 1903)

Photographed in Dutch commercial service.

Source: www.wivonet.nl/khlpag8.htm (in 2007)

 
Photo #: None

S.S. Drechterland
(Dutch Freighter, 1903)

Photographed in Dutch commercial service.

Source: www.wivonet.nl/khlpag8.htm (in 2007)

 


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