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Holland America Line
(The Postwar Ocean Liners)
 
 
This page is one of a sequence devoted to the Holland America Line (HAL) fleet. This page covers the post-WW2 ocean liners. The cruise ships of the Carnival era are shown on this link.
 
 
Ships on This Page:-
Maasdam (4) - 1952-1968
Nieuw Amsterdam (2) - 1939-1974
Rotterdam (5) - 1959-
Ryndam (2) - 1951-1973
Statendam (4) - 1956-1982
 
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(The Postwar Ocean Liners)
 
 
 
Nieuw Amsterdam (2) (1939-1974)
 
HAL official release of Nieuw Amsterdam (2).
 
 
HAL official release of Nieuw Amsterdam (2).
(Variation on the card above).
 
 
HAL official release of Nieuw Amsterdam (2).
 
 
HAL official release of Nieuw Amsterdam (2).
 
 
HAL official release of Nieuw Amsterdam (2).
Scan: Cess de Bijl.
 
 
Card back of the HAL official release of Nieuw Amsterdam (2) shown above.
Scan: Cess de Bijl.
 
 
HAL official release of Nieuw Amsterdam (2), passing the Hook of Halland ferry port and an LNER ferry.
 
 
Night postcard of Nieuw Amsterdam (2) at Rotterdam.
 
 
Postcard of Nieuw Amsterdam (2) at Rotterdam.
Holland America offices on the right.
 
 
HAL official release of Nieuw Amsterdam (2) with grey hull.
 
 
Simplon Postcards release sc2103, issued June 1996
Location: Southampton - Photographer: Terry Boyle
 
 
Painting of Nieuw Amsterdam (2) by Willem Johan Hoendervanger
Painting: © Willem Johan Hoendervanger
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Maasdam (4) (1952-1968)
 
Maasdam (4) was planned as the cargo-liner Diemerdyck, but was redesigned as a small passenger liner. She entered service in 1952 on Rotterdam-New York services. In 1968 Maasdam (4) was sold to Polish Ocean Lines as the Stefan Batory.
 
 
HAL official card of Maasdam (4)
 
 
HAL official card of Maasdam (4)
 
 
HAL official card of Maasdam (4)
 
 
HAL official card of Maasdam (4)
 
 
 
 
 
Ryndam (2) (1951-1973)
 
Ryndam (2) entered service in 1951, built by N.V. Dok- en Werfmaatschappij Wilton-Fijenoord, Schiedam. Originally designed as the freighter Dinteldyk, but was redesigned as a liner in 1950. She began her later life as a gambling ship in 1988 under various names, the last was Copa Casino as a static gambling ship at Gulfport, MS. The promenade had slot machines on both sides. Subsequent names after Ryndam were:- 1968: Waterman, 1968: Ryndam, 1973: Atlas, 1988: Pride of Mississippi, 1991: Pride of Galveston, 1993: Copa Casino, In 2003 she sunk on her way to breakers at Alang.
 
 
HAL official card of Ryndam (2)
 
 
HAL official card of Ryndam (2)
 
 
 
 
 
Statendam (4) (1956-1982)
 
The Statendam (4) was built in 1957. She was bought by the Paquet group in 1982 and renamed Rhapsody, but sold again to the Lelakis group in 1986, and named Regent Star in the Regency fleet. Her steam turbines were replaced by diesels in 1987. She has been inactive since the Regency Cruises bankruptcy. A complete postcard history of this ship, including subsequent period with Holland America Cruises, is available on this link.
 
 
Official HAL postcard of Statendam (4).
 
 
Official HAL postcard of Statendam (4).
 
 
Official HAL postcard of Statendam (4).
 
 
Salmon art card of Statendam.
 
 
Photographic postcard of Statendam.
 
 
 
 
 
Rotterdam (5) (1959-1997)
 
A complete postcard history of this ship, including subsequent period with Holland America Cruises, is available on this link.
 
 
Official HAL postcard of Rotterdam (5).
 
 
Postcard of Rotterdam (5) at new York.
 
 
Postcard of Rotterdam (5) at Rotterdam.
 
 
Postcard of Rotterdam (5) at Rotterdam.
 
 
Postcard of Rotterdam (5) at Rotterdam.
 
 
Postcard of Rotterdam (5) at Rotterdam.
 
 
Postcard of Rotterdam (5) at Rotterdam.
 
 
Simplon Postcards sc2197 of Rotterdam arriving back at her home port on 4th August 2008
Photos: © 2008 Cees de Bijl - available late-September 2008 from Harold Jordan Postcards
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Rotterdam arriving back at her home port for preservation in 2008
Photo: © Cees de Bijl, Nieuwe Waterweg, 4th August 2008 - more images from this day
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