SS Noordam Collection
SS Noordam of the Holland-America Line circa 1910. Photo by Bain News Service. Library of Congress LCN 2014698776. GGA Image ID # 1dfd458561
Noordam (1902) Holland-America Line
Built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Ireland. Tonnage: 12,531. Dimensions: 550'x 62'. Twin-screw, 15 knots. Triple expansion engines. Two masts and one funnel. Passengers: 286 first, 192 second, 1,800 third. Renamed: (a) Kungsholm (1923), (b) Noordam (1925). Note: As the Kungsholm was on charter to the Swedish-American Line. Sister ships: Potsdam and Rijndam.
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- Noordam (1902) Holland-America Line
- Passenger Lists
- Sailing Schedules
- Excerpts from Information for Passengers
- Fleet of the Holland-America Line - 1908
- Fleet of the Holland-America Line - 1915
- Announcing Two New Additions - 1938
1912-06-18 TSS Noordam Passenger List
Cabin Passenger List for the TSS Noordam of the Holland-America Line, Departing Tuesday, 19 June 1912 from New York to Rotterdam via Boulogne-sur-Mer, Commanded by Captain W. Krol, Lt., RNR.
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1907-06-20 SS Noordam Dinner Menu
Exquisite Vintage dinner Bill of Fare from Thursday, 20 June 1907 on board the SS Noordam of the Holland-America Line featured Filet of Beef à la Nivernais, Veal Sweetbreads with Mushrooms, and Towering Dessert Piece with Nougats. The Noordam served the Rotterdam to New York Transatlantic route. In French with English Translation.
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Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-New York, from 24 June to 31 October 1908. Ships Included the Potsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Rotterdam, and Ryndam. SS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 20 June 1908. GGA Image ID # 1df62b6b83
Proposed Sailings, New York-Boulogne sur Mer-Rotterdam and New York-Plymouth-Boulogne sur Mer-Rotterdam, from 15 June 1912 to 31 August 1912. Ships Included the Pottsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Rotterdam and Ryndam. GGA Image ID # 1df6a5a929
Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-New York, from 5 April 1913 to 30 August 1913. Ships Included the Pottsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Rotterdam, and Ryndam. SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 5 April 1913. GGA Image ID # 1df6d63353
Proposed Sailings, New York-Plymouth-Boulogne sur Mer-Rotterdam, from 25 May 1921 to 31 December 1921. Ships Included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Rotterdam, and Ryndam. SS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 4 June 1921. GGA Image ID # 1e02304fe7
Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 8 October 1938 to 4 February 1939. Ships Included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Rotterdam, Veendam, Volendam, and Zaandam. SS Statendam Passenger List, 1 October 1938. GGA Image ID # 1dfe8996e7
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Excerpts from Information for Passengers
Berths and Staterooms should be reserved as soon as possible in order to secure the most favorable location, especially during the summer season, when all available rooms are usually engaged considerable time (sometimes months) previous to departure of the steamship. When applying for accommodations, either by mail or telegraph, the name of the steamship, date of departure, number and sex of Passengers, and desired class of accommodations, should be stated.
Berths are not considered engaged unless secured by paying a deposit of $ 25.00 per. berth for the first cabin and $ 10.00 per berth for the second cabin accommodations. The balance of the passage money must be paid not later than two weeks before sailing; if this has not been paid on or before that time, the Company reserves the right to resell the allotted accommodations. Deposits are refunded only if notice of cancellation is given not later than three weeks before sailing.
Passengers who do not sail on the steamship for which they have engaged accommodations or purchased a ticket, will forfeit fifty percent of the passage money, unless notice is given not later than three weeks previous to sailing.
Return and Prepaid Tickets entitle holders to passage only during the season and for the accommodations for which they have’ been issued. If used at any other season or for other accommodations than the face value indicates, holders will be required to make additional payment, or will be refunded any eventual difference in accordance with rates and rules in effect.
Return or Prepaid Tickets are good for one year from date of issue and are not transferable. Upon application to one of the Company’s Passenger Offices, they may be extended by paying the difference between the rate in effect at the date of issue and time of sailing, in accordance with the conditions on the passage contract.
Return Accommodations may be secured through the Company’s Passenger Offices or Agents. They should be engaged when securing berths for the outward trip, or as soon thereafter as possible. If a Passenger is prevented from sailing on a steamship for which return accommodations have been secured, a transfer to an earlier or later steamship can be made by applying to any of the Company’s Offices or Agencies, provided application for the transfer be made not later than three weeks previous to the departure of the steamship on which berths had originally been reserved, and provided there be room available on the steamer selected.
Interchangeable Tickets. — The Holder of a return ticket first or second class has the option of returning by one of the following lines: American Line, Atlantic Transport Line, Austro- Americana, Compagnie Generate Transatlantique, Cunard Line, Dominion Line, Hamburg America Line, Leyland Line, Norddeutscher Lloyd, Red Star Line and White Star Line, subject to the rules and regulations of the line by which the ticket is used. Return tickets of any of the above lines will in the same way be honored by the Holland-America Line.
Baggage. — Merchandise and Household-Articles are not accepted as baggage, but pay regular freight, as per tariff.
Through Checking of Baggage for Paris. — Baggage of cabin Passengers from New York to Paris via Boulogne-sur-Mer, can be checked through at our docks in Hoboken before embarkation, or on board the steamer.
Steamer Trunks should not be higher than 13 inches, and of the usual width and length, so that they can be placed under the berth or sofa in the stateroom.
Larger Pieces of Baggage are not permitted in the staterooms, but are stowed away in the baggage hold.
All pieces of baggage destined for staterooms must be marked "wanted”, those for the baggage hold "not wanted”, and must bear Passenger’s name, destination, number of berth and name of steamship; tags may he had at all Company’s Offices and Agencies or, on board, from the Baggage master. Eastbound Passengers from the interior should have their baggage checked to the HOLLAND-AMERICA LINE dock, foot of Fifth Street, Hoboken, N. J., by the baggage express Agent on the train, previous to arrival in New York, Jersey City, etc.
Custom House Examination. * — The baggage of Passengers leaving the steamship at Boulogne-sur-Mer, will he examined by the French Custom House Officers at the Gare Maritime at said port, or on arrival at Paris. The examination by the Holland Custom House Officials will take place on arrival at Rotterdam, or at the Hook of Holland, at the pier of the HOLLAND-AMERICA LINE, built at the "Hook” in 1903, and which pier may be used as a landing place for Passengers and their baggage whenever tide or other circumstances may prevent the steamship from proceeding at once to Rotterdam.
Bicycles, provided properly crated, will he taken as baggage at owner’s risk, at a fixed rate.
Steamer Chairs, of improved construction, may be rented at the different Offices of the Company, on the dock and on board the steamer for one trip, at a fixed rate.
Steamer Rugs can be hired on board from the Purser at a charge of $ 1.— for one trip.
Valuables. This Company will not he responsible for money, jewelry or other valuables of Passengers.
Passengers are warned not to keep such articles in their staterooms. Keys to the staterooms may be obtained from the chief Steward upon application.
Each steamship is supplied with a safe in which all articles of value may he deposited.
Both SS "Rotterdam” and "Nieuw Amsterdam” are provided with a safe deposit which is at the disposal of Passengers.
Inflammable or Explosive Articles are not allowed on hoard.
Arms must be surrendered to the Purser during the voyage.
Seats at Table. — Seats at table, are allotted by the chief Steward or his assistant.
Mail will be accepted by the Purser after leaving New York and forwarded by pilot from Sandy Hook, without responsibility for proper mailing, however, on the part of the Company. Letters or postcards to be posted at Plymouth, Boulogne-sur-Mer or Rotterdam should be put into the mailbag which will be hung in due time in a convenient place. Passengers are requested to put their letters etc. into the mailbag themselves.
Stamps, stationery, postal cards, cable and telegraph blanks can be obtained from the saloon Steward.
Letters and Telegrams. — The Company is willing to accept letters or telegrams for Passengers to be delivered on board on arrival or departure, without assuming, however, any responsibility for their proper delivery. The name of the Passenger should be distinctly written, also the name of the steamship on which Passengers travel. Undelivered letters are returned to the Post Office.
Money. — Money of the United States or of European countries is accepted on board the steamships of the HOLLAND-AMERICA LINE in payment ofall bills, at fixed rates of Exchange. Foreign moneys are bought and sold at current rates at the Company’s Offices in Europe.
The attention of the Managers has been called to the fact that certain persons, believed to be professional gamblers, are in the habit of traveling to and fro in Atlantic steamships.
In bringing this to the knowledge of Travelers, the Managers, while not wishing in the slightest degree to interfere with the freedom of action of Patrons of the HOLLAND-AMERICA LINE, desire to invite their assistance in discouraging games of chance, as being likely to afford these individuals special opportunities for taking unfair advantage of others.
Dogs. — Passengers are reminded that, under the laws of the United Kingdom, the importation of dogs into Great Britain is prohibited unless a permit has been first obtained from the Board of Agriculture.
Souce: SS Noordam Passenger List -- 18 June 1912
Fleet of the Holland-America Line - 1908
- Twin screw Steamship “Nieuw Amsterdam”
- Twin screw Steamship “Noordam”
- Twin screw Steamship “Ryndam”
- Twin screw Steamship “Potsdam”
- Twin screw Steamship “Statendam”
Ranging from 10,500 to 17,500 tons net register, and the New Twin Screw Steamship “Rotterdam” of 24,170 tons Register, 37,190 tons Displacement.
All steamships are of enormous tonnage, and splendidly equipped for the safety and comfort of passengers. They are all provided with the latest improvements, have bilge keels, superb decks, halls, saloons and large staterooms, and are fitted with the Marconi system for wireless telegraphy and the Submarine Signal Receiving Apparatus. They carry the U. S. and Royal Netherlands Mails and maintain a regular weekly service between New York and Rotterdam, stopping both ways at Boulogne-sur-Mer for the landing and embarking of passengers.
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Fleet of the Holland-America Line - 1915
The Fleet of Holland-Americ Line. SS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 29 May 1915. GGA Image ID # 1e01b0f9c9
- Twin Screw Steamship "Rotterdam"
- Twin screw Steamship "Nieuw Amsterdam"
- Twin screw Steamship "Noordam"
- Twin screw Steamship "Ryndam"
- Twin screw Steamship "Potsdam"
- Triple screw Steamship "Statendam"
They range from 12,351 to 24,170 tons gross register, whereas Triple screw Steamship "STATENDAM" of 32,500 tons is building.
All steamships are of enormous tonnage and splendidly equipped for the safety and comfort of Passengers. They are all provided with the latest improvements, have bilge keels, superb decks, halls, saloons, and large staterooms, and are fitted with the Marconi system of wireless telegraphy and the Submarine Signal Receiving Apparatus. They carry the U.S. and Royal Netherlands Mails and maintain a regular weekly service between New York and Rotterdam, stopping both ways at Boulogne-sur-Mer for the landing and embarkation of Passengers. Moreover, S.S. "ROTTERDAM" and "NIEUW AMSTERDAM" will, on the eastbound voyage, the ship calls at Plymouth for the landing of Passengers to Great Britain.
For complete information, sailings, and rates, please apply to the Passenger Offices of the Holland-America Line or its local Agents.
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Announcing Two New Additions - 1938
M.S. "Noordam" and M.S. "Zaandam"
Two modern one class motorships will soon enter service under the Holland-America Line flag and maintain regular fortnightly sailings throughout the winter and spring season.
Both ships will measure approximately 10,700 tons gross register — be strictly one class, Passengers having the run of the entire ship (at tourist class rates) — carry a maximum of 125 Passengers.
Every cabin will have a washbasin with hot and cold running water, its own private bathroom with tub or shower and a private toilet.
The public rooms such as the Dining Saloon, Club Lounge, Bar, Smoking Room, and Library are of similar design and execution as those of the Nieuw Amsterdam.
Ample deck space, flush hatches and a portable outdoor swimming pool contribute to the pleasure of a trip on these modern combination passenger-freightships.
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