From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Batjan is an island in Indonesia.

(AK: T. 6,232; l. 318'; b. 53'6"; dr. 27'9"; s. 11.5 k.; cpl. 62; a. 1 4", 1 3")

Batjan, a cargo vessel, was built in 1913 by William Gray and Co., Ltd., West Hartlepool, England, acquired from her Dutch owners 21 March 1918, and commissioned as a Naval Overseas Transportation Service vessel 28 March 1918, Lieutenant Commander D. E. Rodick, USNRF, in command.

Between April 1918 and June 1919 Batjan transported munitions and supplies to South America and Europe. She was decommissioned at Amsterdam, Holland, and returned to her owners 25 June 1919.