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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Built 1910 for Koninklijke Hollandsche Lloyd Amsterdam
    Launched April 26 1910
    Acquired by U.S. Navy February 24 1918

    Commissioned April 3 1918 - Decommissioned October 6 1919

    Struck from Naval Register October 6 1919
    Returned to Koninklijke Hollandsche Lloyd Amsterdam
    Laid up 1935

    Scrapped April 1936

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. Covers Page 1     (1918)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


Locy Type


JonBurdett zeelandia tt2507 19181020 pm.jpg
JonBurdett zeelandia tt2507 19181020.jpg



Locy Type


JohnGermann Zeelandia TT2507 19190225 1a Postmark.jpg
JohnGermann Zeelandia TT2507 19190225 1 Front.jpg

The ship is identified by the cover's contents.


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Former name retained



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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