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Merauke (ID 2498)


  • Built in 1911 by Kon. Maats. de Schelde, Flushing, Holland
  • Acquired by the Navy 21 March 1918
  • Commissioned 28 March 1918
  • Decommissioned 8 May 1919 at Rotterdam, The Netherlands and returned to her owners, the Rotterdam Lloyd Steamship Co.
  • Scrapped in Holland in 1932.


  • Displacement 13,235 t.
  • Length 446'
  • Beam 54' 4"
  • Draft 26' 2"
  • Speed 12.5 kts.
  • Complement 97
  • Armament: One 5"/51 mount and one 6-pounder
  • Propulsion: Four single ended boilers, one 3,500hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    SS Merauke
    Merauke 74k Photos from Robert Hurst
    Merauke 99k
    USS Merauke (ID 2498)
    Merauke 79k Photographed during World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102128
    Naval Historical Center

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