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Maartensdijk (ID 2497)


  • Built in 1902 as Rapallo by Furness Withy and Co., Ltd., West Hartlepool, England
  • Renamed Maartensdijk
  • Acquired by the Navy 21 March 1918
  • Commissioned USS Maartensdijk (ID 2497), 27 March 1918
  • Decommissioned 25 February 1919 and transferred to the United States Shipping Board for return to her owners
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 13,000 t.
  • Length 400' 6"
  • Beam 52' 1"
  • Draft 28' 6"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 70
  • Armament: One 6"/50 and one 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Four single ended boilers, one 3,000hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SS Maartensdijk
    Maartensdijk 76k Photographed prior to her U.S. Navy service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101969
    Naval Historical Center
    USS Maartensdijk (ID 2497)
    Maartensdijk 101k Photographed in 1918 or early in 1919, while painted in pattern camouflage.
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 104604
    Robert Hurst

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