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Object Record


Image of 2009.006.0012, Postcard: front
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Image of 2009.006.0012, Postcard: back
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TitlePostcard: S.S. Vaterland, Interned at Hoboken, N.J. Postmarked February 12, 1917.
Object NamePostcard
Catalog Number2009.006.0012
CollectionWorld War I Collection
CreditMuseum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
DescriptionPostcard: S.S. Vaterland, Interned at Hoboken, N.J. Postmarked February 12, 1917. 3-7/16” x 5-3/8” wide. Divided back.

Image is copyright Irving Underhill as printed on front top right. Publisher on back is HHT Co. Stock no. (front top left): N.Y 52.

View of this ocean liner of the Hamburg-American Line at their Pier No. 2 where it was interned at the start of World War I in 1914 which would be the earliest date that this postcard could have been issued.
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The ship was confiscated in April 1917 by the U.S. Government and be converted to an Army troop transport ship, the U.S.S. Leviathan. It would continue to be based in Hoboken for U.S. Army Port of Embarkation and Debarkation duties.
Date1914-1917
Year Range from1914
Year Range to1917
Search TermsWorld War I
 Port of Embarkation
 U.S.S. Leviathan
 Vaterland
 Hamburg-American Line
 Pier 2
 S.S. Vaterland
Captionfront
Imagefile068\20090060012.TIF
ClassificationWar
Ships
Pier
Docks
Imagefront
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