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Zaanland (ID 2746)

Sank 13 May 1918


  • Built in 1900 by Russell and Co., Port Glasgow, Scotland for Zuid Amerika Lijn of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Launched 7 September 1900
  • Sold in 1908 to Koninklijke Hollandsche Lloyd of Amsterdam
  • Acquired by the Navy 25 March 1918
  • Commissioned USS Zaanland (ID 2746), 29 March 1918
  • Sank 13 May 1918 after colliding with USS Hisko (ID 1593) west of France
  • Struck from the NAvy Register 26 August 1918.


  • Displacement 8,700 t.
  • Length 389' 5"
  • Beam 51' 1"
  • Draft 23' 6"
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 81
  • Propulsion: Three single ended boilers, one 2,000hp vertical triple expansion steam engine manufactured by Dunsmuir and Jackson, Ltd. of Govan, Scotland, one shaft.
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    Zaanland 82k In port wearing Dutch neutrality markings
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105240
    Robert Hurst
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