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|97k||Photographed circa 1917, possibly while interned at Hampton Roads, Virginia
U.S. Navy photo NH 65101
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Batjan is an island in Indonesia.
Batjan, a cargo vessel, was built in 1913 by William Gray and Co., Ltd., West Hartlepool, England, acquired from her Dutch owners 21 March 1918, and commissioned as a Naval Overseas Transportation Service vessel 28 March 1918, Lieutenant Commander D. [Daniel] E. Rodick, USNRF, in command.
Between April 1918 and June 1919 Batjan transported munitions and supplies to South America and Europe. She was decommissioned at Amsterdam, Holland, and returned to her owners 25 June 1919.
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