Information for Researchers
Title: Manchuria (built 1904; passenger vessel) postcard,
Collection No: P05-021
San Francisco Maritime Museum
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (Calif.)
Historic Documents Department
Building E, Fort Mason
San Francisco, California 94123
Abstract: One color lithograph postcard of the Manchuria (built 1904; passenger vessel).
Physical Location: Historic Documents Department
The following are indexing terms related to the description of this collection.
Manchuria (built 1904; passenger vessel)
Pacific Mail Steamship Company
Information for Researchers
This collection is open for research.
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material is always at the discretion of NPS curatorial staff if the condition warrants restricting the access and handling
of the collection items at any time.
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[Item title or description including date]. Manchuria (built 1904; passenger vessel) postcard, P05-021. [Location within collection
organization identified by container number, series number, file unit number, or item number]. Historic Documents Department,
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.
Processing and Cataloging
Processed by Charles Miller and completed 4/27/2005.
ANCS+ Catalog No. SAFR 20709.
The collection is cataloged in the National Park Service (NPS) Automated National Catalog System (ANCS+). A portion of the
ANCS+ catalog record can be viewed on the NPS
Museum Collections on the Web Catalog
by searching on the catalog number 20709 at
. Do not include the acronym "SAFR" in the search.
The MANCHURIA was a passenger steamship launched on November 2, 1903 from New York. She was acquired by the U.S. Navy on April
10, 1918, and commissioned as the USS MANCHURIA, a troop carrier. The vessel was decommissioned on September 11, 1919, and
returned to the Pacific Mail Steamship Company. She was employed on the New York to Hamburg run from 1919 to 1923, then transferred
to the New York to San Francisco run.
In November 1928, MANCHURIA was sold to Dollar Steamship Line, and renamed PRESIDENT JOHNSON. She was sold to the Maritime
Commission in October 1938, and operated by American President Lines. She was acquired by the U.S. Army in November 1941 again
to be used as a troop transport vessel. PRESIDENT JOHNSON was sold in April 1946 to Tagus Navigational Co., Panama City, Panama,
and renamed SANTA CRUZ in 1948. She finally was scrapped at Savona, Italy in January 1962.
The items were donated to the San Francisco Maritime Museum by Norman Reed on March 19, 1962. The materials were accessioned
into the National Park Service when the museum was made a unit of Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GOGA-735) and then
were transferred to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park after the establishment of the new park in 1989 (SAFR-1).
Accession number SAFR-00001.
Scope and Content
One color lithograph postcard of the Manchuria (built 1904; passenger vessel).
Postcard is postmarked October 3, 1910, Honolulu, and addressed to Mrs. N. Hammer, Filbert & Scott Streets, San Francisco.