(n. p.): Published Daily on Board the U. S. S. Von Steuben, 1919. Printed broadsheet. 2 pp. 9-3/4" x 6-1/4". Printed self-wrappers, now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Chipping, 2" horizontal closed tear to center, horizontal and vertical creasing from being folded into quarters, lighly soiled and a few small stain spots. Withal a VG copy. Item #35166.1
Originally the SS Kronprinz Wilhelm, the USS Von Steuben (ID-3017), was a twin-screw, steam passenger ship built and operated by Germany, which was commandeered by the United States at the start of WWI and renamed, then serving as a US troop transport during the hostilities. The ship was active from 1901 - 1923, at which time she was scrapped.
We here offer a very rare WWI era newspaper from this vessel, filled with 'local' ship news; no copies located on OCLC, nor found in the Union List of Serials [3rd edition].