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Title Postcard: S.S. Vaterland, Interned at Hoboken, N.J. Postmarked February 12, 1917.
Object Name Postcard
Catalog Number 2009.006.0012
Collection World War I Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Postcard: 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.
Date 1914-1917
Year Range from 1914
Year Range to 1917
Search Terms World War I
Port of Embarkation
U.S.S. Leviathan
Vaterland
Hamburg-American Line
Pier 2
S.S. Vaterland
Caption front
Imagefile 068\20090060012.TIF
Classification War
Ships
Pier
Docks