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Photo # NH 105765:  USS Zeelandia underway, circa late 1918 or early 1919

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USS Zeelandia (ID # 2507), 1918-1919.
Previously S.S. Zeelandia (Dutch Passenger Ship, 1910)

S.S. Zeelandia, a 7995 gross ton (11,500 tons displacement) passenger ship, was built at Glasgow, Scotland, in 1910 for commercial operation under the Dutch flag. She was taken over by the U.S. Government in March 1918 and early in the following month placed in commission as USS Zeelandia (ID # 2507), a troop transport. As part of the great effort to carry an American army to the European war zone, she made five trips to France, transporting over 8,000 passengers. After the 11 November 1918 Armistice, Zeelandia continued her trans-Atlantic service, this time bringing nearly 16,000 troops home and taking more than 3,000 passengers eastbound in the course of seven more round-trip voyages. Her seagoing Naval service concluded at the end of July 1919 and, in early October of that year, USS Zeelandia was decommissioned and returned to her Dutch owners.

This page features all the views we have concerning USS Zeelandia (ID # 2507) and the civilian passenger ship Zeelandia.


If you want higher resolution reproductions than the digital images presented here, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

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

Photo #: NH 89784

S.S. Zeelandia
(Dutch Passenger Liner, 1910)

At New York City, circa early 1918. She is wearing World War I neutrality markings, with a large Dutch flag painted on her bow.
This ship served as USS Zeelandia (ID # 2507) in 1918-1919.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 55KB; 740 x 435 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 93895

USS Zeelandia
(ID # 2507)

At the New York Navy Yard, circa mid-1918, after being painted in "dazzle" camouflage.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 55KB; 740 x 530 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 106253

USS Zeelandia
(ID # 2507)

Retouched photograph, taken circa late 1918, while the ship was wearing weathered pattern camouflage.
The original image is printed on post card ("AZO") stock.

Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2008.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 80KB; 740 x 485 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 105765

USS Zeelandia
(ID # 2507)

Underway, circa late 1918 or early 1919, while still showing traces of her 1918 "dazzle" camouflage.
Photographed by the Army Transport Photograph Company ("A.T.P. Co."), 204 Franklin Street, New York City.

Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2008.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image size: 111KB; 900 x 650 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 71047

USS Zeelandia
(ID # 2507)

Underway, circa late 1918 or early 1919, while still bearing traces of her World War I "dazzle" camouflage.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 94KB; 740 x 465 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 104233

USS Zeelandia
(ID # 2507)

Arriving in a U.S. port with troops on board returning home from France, 1919.
Location may be Charleston, South Carolina.
Panoramic photograph by Griffiths, 410 Union National Bank Building, Columbia, S.C.
Note the speedboat wake in the right part of the image.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 58KB; 1200 x 435 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 106384

USS Zeelandia
(ID # 2507)

In a harbor, probably upon arrival in a U.S. East Coast port, 1919. Her decks are crowded with troops.
The original image is printed on post card ("AZO") stock.

Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2008.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 52KB; 740 x 475 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 93896

USS Zeelandia
(ID # 2507)

Steaming at sea with a troopship convoy, 25 October 1918.
Photographed from USS Little (Destroyer # 79).
The ship in the center of the view, partially visible beyond Zeelandia's bow, is USS Madawaska (ID # 3011).

U.S. Army Signal Corps Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.

Online Image: 95KB; 740 x 585 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 93897

USS Zeelandia
(ID # 2507)

At sea with a convoy of troopships, 25 October 1918.
Photographed from USS Little (Destroyer # 79).
The ship second from left, in the distance, is USS Mercury (ID # 3012).

U.S. Army Signal Corps Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.

Online Image: 58KB; 740 x 555 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 104242

USS President Grant
(ID # 3014)

Halftone reproduction of a photograph of the ship steaming in convoy with other troop transports, 1918. It was published by A.M. Simon, 324 E. 23rd St., New York City, in 1919 as one of ten images in a "Souvenir Folder" concerning USS President Grant.
Based on their camouflage patterns and general physical appearance, the three ships closest to the camera are (from left to right): USS Zeelandia (ID # 2507); USS President Grant; and USS Huron (ID # 1408).

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 61KB; 740 x 475 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 103675

USS Zeelandia
(ID # 2507)

Docked at Charleston, South Carolina, with troops on board returning home from Europe, 1919.
Many of the Soldiers visible are African-Americans.
Panoramic photograph by Sargeant, Columbia, S.C.
The original print's image is 35" long and 7.1" inches high.

Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 76KB; 1200 x 265 pixels

 


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".


    If you want higher resolution reproductions than the digital images presented here, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."


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    Page made 30 January 2006
    New image added 28 February 2009