|Title||Postcard: S.S. Vaterland, Interned at Hoboken, N.J. Postmarked August 1918.|
|Collection||World War I Collection|
|Scope & Content||
Postcard: S.S. Vaterland, Interned at Hoboken, N.J. Postmarked North Bergen, August __, 1918. 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 in April at the start of World War I in 1914 which would be the earliest date that this postcard could have been issued.
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.
|Year Range from||1914|
|Year Range to||1918|
World War I
Port of Embarkation