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Photo # NH 105861:  USS Koningin der Nederlanden arriving at Newport News, Virginia, 1919

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USS Koningin der Nederlanden (ID # 2708), 1918-1919.
Originally, and later, S.S. Koningin der Nederlanden (Dutch Passenger Liner, 1911)

USS Koningin der Nederlanden, an 8225 gross ton troop transport, was built at Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1911 as the Dutch passenger liner of the same name. Seized at San Francisco, California by the U.S. Government in March 1918, she was commissioned in early April as a U.S. Navy ship. The ship steamed to the Panama Canal Zone in May to undergo conversion for transport service, continuing on to Norfolk, Virginia, in July 1918. During the remaining months of World War I, Koningin der Nederlanden made three voyages to France, carrying U.S. troops to participate in the Western Front's fighting. After the 11 November 1918 Armistice, she began the work of bringing American service personnel home, completing five trips for that purpose between then and mid-August 1919. USS Koningin der Nederlanden was decommissioned in November 1919. She was then turned over to the U.S. Army and later returned to her owners, who employed her under the Dutch flag until she was sold for scrapping in 1932.

Note: Some sources spell this ship's name as "Koningen der Nederlanden" or "Konigen der Nederlanden". The name is clearly rendered as "Koningin der Nederlanden" on several photographs of her taken while she was in commercial service and while serving in the U.S. Navy.

This page features, and provides links to, all available views concerning USS Koningin der Nederlanden (ID # 2708) and the Dutch passenger liner of the same name.

For more images related to this ship, see:

  • USS Koningin der Nederlanden (ID # 2708) -- On Board, Close Up and Miscellaneous Views; and
  • S.S. Koningin der Nederlanden (Dutch Passenger Liner, 1911).


    Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.

    Photo #: NH 105625

    USS Koningin der Nederlanden
    (ID # 2708)

    In port with troops crowding her decks, circa late 1918.
    Note the ship's "dazzle" camouflage scheme, and the tug in the foreground.

    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image size: 66KB; 740 x 495 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 105626

    USS Koningin der Nederlanden
    (ID # 2708)

    In port circa early 1919, prior to the removal of her guns.
    Location appears to be American Bassens, France.
    Note the railway cars in the foreground, the large travelling crane at right, and the banner hung on Koningin der Nederlanden's pilothouse front, displaying her name.

    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image size: 89KB; 740 x 470 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 105861

    USS Koningin der Nederlanden
    (ID # 2798)

    Arriving at Newport News, Virginia, bringing troops home from Europe in 1919.
    Photographed by Holladay, Newport News.

    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 81KB; 900 x 495 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 105068

    USS Koningin der Nederlanden
    (ID # 2708)

    In port, 1919, probably at Newport News, Virginia.
    The original photograph is printed on post card ("AZO") stock, as one of a series of cards entitled "Ship that Brought Us Home"

    Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2007.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image size: 59KB; 740 x 470 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 107030

    USS Koningin der Nederlanden
    (ID # 2708)

    In port, probably at Newport News, Virginia in 1919.
    The original image is printed on post card ("AZO") stock, as one of the "Ship that Brought Us Home" series.
    This photo is very similar to Photo # NH 105068, but was taken a short time before or afterwards.

    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2010.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 76KB; 900 x 560 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 102997-KN (color)

    USS Koningin der Nederlanden (ID # 2708)

    In dry dock, 1919.
    The Sailor standing on the forecastle with his foot on a bitt (in left center) is Earl H. Crane (1896-1961), who was the ship's barber.

    Courtesy of Miona Crane Armstrong, daughter of Earl H. Crane, 2005.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 80KB; 740 x 435 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 106641

    USS Koningin der Nederlanden
    (ID # 2708)

    Arriving at Newport News, Virginia, 4 June 1919, while transporting U.S. troops home from Europe. She is being assisted by the tug Britannia.
    Panoramic photograph by Clements, 619 F Street N.W., Washington, D.C.

    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2009.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 89KB; 2000 x 435 pixels

     

    High-Resolution JPG
    Photo #: NH 103676-A

    USS Koningin der Nederlanden
    (ID # 2708)

    At Newport News, Virginia, 4 June 1919, after arriving from Europe with Soldiers of the U.S. Army's 88th Division. Men in the foreground are from that division.
    Cropped from a panoramic photograph by Holladay, Newport News, Virginia. The entire original image is Photo #: NH 103676.

    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 94KB; 690 x 630 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 103676

    USS Koningin der Nederlanden
    (ID # 2708)

    "Units of the 88th Div. A.E.F. Landing from the U.S.S. Koningin der Nederlanden, at Newport News, Va. June 4th 1919".
    Panoramic photograph by Holladay, Newport News, Virginia.
    The original print's image is 43.7" long and 9.4" inches high.

    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 73KB; 1200 x 280 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 103052

    USS Koningin der Nederlanden
    (ID # 2708)

    Photographed in 1919, while serving as a troop transport.
    The original image is printed on postal card ("AZO") stock.

    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2005.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 64KB; 740 x 465 pixels

     


    Formerly related image:

  • One of the ships visible in Photo # NH 104242, formerly thought to possibly be USS Koningin der Nederlanden, has now been positively identified (on the basis of camouflage pattern) as USS Zeelandia (ID 2507).


    For more images related to this ship, see:

  • USS Koningin der Nederlanden (ID # 2708) -- On Board, Close Up and Miscellaneous Views; and
  • S.S. Koningin der Nederlanden (Dutch Passenger Liner, 1911).


    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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