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Photo #  NH 102344:  Freighter Veendijk in port, prior to her World War I Navy service

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Veendijk (Dutch Freighter, 1914).
Served as USS Veendijk (ID # 2515) in 1918-1919

Veendijk, a 6874 gross ton freighter built in 1914 at Sunderland, England, was employed commercially by the Holland-America Steamship Line until March 1918, when she was seized by the United States Government. She was turned over to the Navy and, in early April, placed in commission as USS Veendijk (ID # 2515). As a unit of the Naval Overseas Transportation Service, she completed three round-trip voyages to France before the 11 November 1918 Armistice ended World War I fighting. During late 1918 and the first half of 1919 Veendijk made another trip to France and one to Uruguay. Decommissioned in August 1919, she was returned to her owner later in that month. The Holland-America Line continued to use her until 1933 when she was broken up.

This page features all available views of the freighter Veendijk, which served as USS Veendijk (ID # 2515) in 1918-1919.

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Photo #: NH 102344

S.S. Veendijk
(Dutch Freighter, 1914)

In port, prior to her World War I Navy service.
Acquired by the Navy on 21 March 1918, this ship was placed in commission as USS Veendijk (ID # 2515) on 5 April 1918. She was returned to the U.S. Shipping Board on 21 August 1919.

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

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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S.S. Veendijk
(Dutch Freighter, 1914)

In Dutch commercial service with the Holland-America Line.

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