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Photo #  NH 101969:  SS Maartensdijk in port, prior to her 1918-19 U.S. Navy service

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Maartensdijk (Dutch Freighter, 1902);
Later USS Maartensdijk (ID # 2497), 1918-1919

Maartensdijk, a 6483 gross ton freighter, was built in England in 1902. In March 1918, while interned at New York, the Holland-American Line steamer was seized by the U.S. Government and turned over to the Navy, which placed her in commission as USS Maartensdijk (ID # 2497) late in the month. During the remainder of the year, and into 1919, she carried over 27,000 tons of cargo to France in four trans-Atlantic voyages. USS Maartensdijk was decommissioned in February 1919 and subsequently returned to her owners.

This page features all available views concerning the Dutch freighter Maartensdijk (1902) and USS Maartensdijk (ID # 2497).

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Photo #: NH 101969

(Dutch Cargo Ship, 1902)

Photographed prior to her U.S. Navy service. Formerly named Rapallo, she was interned at New York during World War I and was acquired by the Navy and placed in commission in March 1918 as USS Maartensdijk (ID # 2497).

The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 61KB; 740 x 520 pixels

Photo #: NH 104604

USS Maartensdijk
(ID # 2497)

Photographed in 1918 or early in 1919, while painted in pattern camouflage.
The original photograph was printed on post card ("AZO") stock.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 51KB; 740 x 525 pixels


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Page made 28 June 2001
New image added 23 January 2007