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Photo #  NH 105204:  SS Gorredijk circa March 1918

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S.S. Gorredijk (Dutch Freighter, 1902)
Was to have become USS Gorredijk (ID # 2482) in 1918

Gorredijk, a 6463 gross ton (12,850 tons displacement) cargo ship, was built at West Hartlepool, England in 1902 as the British merchantman Como. She was acquired by the Holland America line in 1909 and renamed. Gorredijk was probably among the Dutch merchantmen seized by the U. S. government on 20 March 1918, and on 1 April of that year she was delivered to the Navy. Three days later, however, the ship was "placed out of commission" and turned over to the U.S. Shipping Board, which returned her to the Holland America Line. She became the British Benmacdhui in 1923 and was scrapped in Japan in 1931. She may have briefly been in commission as USS Gorredijk (ID # 2482) but performed no U.S. Navy service. She became the British Benmacdhui in 1923 and was scrapped in Japan in 1931.

This page features all available views concerning the Dutch freighter Gorredijk, which was to have become USS Gorredijk (ID # 2482) in 1918.

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Photo #: NH 105204

S.S. Gorredijk
(Dutch Freighter, 1902)

Probably photographed around the time of her seizure by the United States in March 1918, possibly when she was inspected by the Third Naval District on 28 March. She was delivered to the Navy on 1 April 1918 but was placed out of commission and returned to the Shipping Board at New York three days later. Her ID number was 2482.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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S.S. Gorredijk
(Dutch Freighter, 1902)

In Dutch commercial service with the Holland-America Line.

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