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Zuiderdijk (ID 2724)


  • Built in 1912 as Sharistan by William Gray and Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool, England for the Strick Line
  • Acquied by the Holland America Line and renamed Zuiderdijk
  • Acquired by the Navy 21 March 1918
  • Commissioned USS Zuiderdijk (ID 2724), 23 March 1918 at San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Decommissioned 21 July 1919 at Rotterdam, Holland, struck from the Navy list and returned to her owners
  • Sold in 1923 to T. Law and Co. and renamed Misty Law
  • Acquired in 1931 by an Italian firm and renamed Edera
  • Scrapped in Costa Rica in 1958.


  • Displacement 11,500 t.
  • Length 412'
  • Beam 53' 6"
  • Draft 24' 1"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 70
  • Armament: One 4"/40 mount
  • Propulsion: Three Single ended boilers, one 2,700hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Zuiderdijk 71k In port, prior to her World War I era Naval service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102582
    Naval Historical Center
    Zuiderdijk 68k Arendnet Shipping photo from Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LT W. F. Reefer, USNRF23 March 1918
    02LCDR John Kronheim, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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