(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, 4" horizontal closed tear to center, horizontal and vertical creasing from being folded into quarters, lighly soiled and two small stain spots to back. Withal a Good copy. Item #35166
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].