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Finding Aid to the Manchuria (Built 1904; Passenger Vessel) Postcard, 1910
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  • Summary

    Title: Manchuria (built 1904; passenger vessel) postcard,
    Date: 1910
    Collection No: P05-021
    Creator: San Francisco Maritime Museum

    Extent: 1 item.
    Repository: 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
    Language: In English.

    Indexing Terms

    The following are indexing terms related to the description of this collection.
    Manchuria (built 1904; passenger vessel)

    Pacific Mail Steamship Company


    Color lithographs

    Information for Researchers

    Access Information

    This collection is open for research.

    Access Information

    Condition Restrictions

    There are no restrictions based on the condition of this material. However, you should be aware that access to collection 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.

    Conditions of Use

    The San Francisco Maritime NHP possesses physical property rights through ownership of the materials. However, copyright may reside with the individual or corporate body responsible for the creation of the materials, or with their heirs. It is the user's responsibility to respect the provisions of the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). Permission to reproduce or publish from this collection must be secured by the user from the copyright holders.
    Preferred Citation
    [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/Project Information

    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 http://www.museum.nps.gov/safr/page.htm. Do not include the acronym "SAFR" in the search.

    Administrative Information


    Historical Note

    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.

    Custodial History

    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.

    Administrative Information

    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.


    No arrangement.