Prins Frederik Hendrik loading Jeeps – May 17, 1951

Prins Frederik Hendrik loading Jeeps – May 17, 1951

Prins Frederik Hendrik was the second ship of that name owned by the Oranje Line.  The Oranje Line was a Dutch company that began in 1935 with the idea to open trade to the United States and the Great Lakes.  The first Prins Frederik Hendrik, named for a 17th Dutch leader, was sunk by German planes in 1941 in the English Channel.  The Oranje Line replaced the vessel in 1947 with this new one.  The Prins Frederik Hendrik was only 258 feet long, and designed specifically for Great Lakes trade.  Jeeps are being loaded here in boxes aboard the international vessel at Toledo Marine Terminal. 


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