Specifications: Displacement 11,900 t.; Length 450' 4"; Beam 55'; Draft 31' 9"; Speed 11.5 kts.; Complement 107; Armament unknown.
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|65k||In port, possibly when inspected by the Fifth Naval District on 8 April 1918.
Naval Historical Center photo NH 105228
After refitting at Baltimore, Oosterdijk took on a cargo of general supplies. She next steamed to Norfolk, Va. to load naval stores, and thence proceeded to New York City where she joined a convoy destined for France. Departing in convoy 25 April, she called at Brest and then went on to discharge her general supplies and naval stores at St. Nazaire. After a twelve day Atlantic crossing, she arrived Baltimore 21 June.
Oosterdijk underwent minor repairs at Baltimore, bunkered at Norfolk, and then departed New York 2 July for her second convoy transit to France. One week later she collided with the American steamship San Jacinto in the bleak North Atlantic. Both ships, seriously damaged, were forced to turn about to steam for the nearest port.
Despite the efforts of her crew to save her, Oosterdijk had to be abandoned 10 July and sank at 1530 that afternoon. San Jacinto carried Oosterdijk's crew members to Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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