From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Bussum is a commune southeast of Amsterdam, Holland.

(AR: dp. 8550: l. 360'; b. 48'; dr. 20'10"; s. 10 k.)

Bussum (No. 2468), a cargo vessel, was launched in 1917 by A. Vuyk and Son, Capelle-am-Yssel, Holland, for Vinkle and Co., Amsterdam, Holland. She was interned at New York in March 1918 by customs officials and turned over to the Shipping Board. Acquired by the Navy 21 March 1918, she was placed in commission 27 March 1918.

Retaining her merchant marine crew, she served with the Naval Overseas Transportation Service until May 1918 and made one coastwise trip to San Juan, P. R. Bussum was decommissioned at Philadelphia 16 May 1918 and returned to the Shipping Board.