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Randwijk (ID 2546)


  • Built in 1912 by Jan Smit, Albasserdam, Holland
  • Acquired by the Navy 2 April 1918 and commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned 23 April 1918 at Baltimore, MD, struck from the Navy Register and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sunk by aircraft bombs at Hamburg, Germany in October 1944
  • Scrapped in 1948 at Antwerp, Belgium.


  • Displacement 4,401 t.
  • Length 287' 5"
  • Beam 45' 2"
  • Draft 20' 9"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 1,500hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Randwijk 50k Photo from Robert Hurst
    Randwijk 72k Shown flying the American flag, possibly after being taken over at Key West in April 1918
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 1889

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