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Jan Van Nassau (ID 2805)

Call sign (1913):
Pup - Dog - Fox - Boy


  • Built in 1913 by the William Hamilton and Co., Ltd., Port Glasgow, Scotland for Koninklijke West-Indische Maildienst of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Launched 20 March 1913
  • Acquired by the Navy 20 March 1918 and commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned and struck from the Navy Register 17 May 1918 at New York and transferred to the United States Shipping Board for return to her owner
  • Sold 1 February 1927 to Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Mij of Amsterdam
  • Acquired in 1928 by Braun y Blanchard of Valparaiso, Chile and renamed Concepcion
  • Sunk 30 January 1929 after foundering off Valparaiso dragging her anchors in a gale and colliding with the tug Caupolican.


  • Displacement 7,560 t.
  • Length 361' 6"
  • Beam 44' 3"
  • Draft 32' 11"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Propulsion: One David Rowan and Co., Glasgow vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Jan Van Nassau 68k Royal-Nederlandsche-Steamboat Society photo from Robert Hurst
    Jan Van Nassau 104k Probably photographed when inspected by the Third Naval District on 16 May 1918, one day before being turned over to the Shipping Board.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105209

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