SS Ryndam Archival Collection


TSS Ryndam (1951) of the Holland-America Line.

TSS Ryndam (1951) of the Holland-America Line. GGA Image ID # 1fc3dc7670


Ryndam (1951) Holland-America Line

Built by N. V. Wilton Fijenoord Seredam, Netherlands. Tonnage: 15,015. Dimensions. 481' x 69' (503' o.l.). Propulsion: Single-screw, 16 1/2 knots. Two steam turbines on single screw shaft. Masts and Funnels: Two masts and one funnel. Laid down on 17 December 1949. Decks: Four. Launched, December 19, 1950. Originally was intended to be a freighter, but this plan was soon changed. Maiden voyage: Rotterdam-Le Havre-Southampton-New York 16 July 1951. Passengers: 39 first, 836 tourist. Officers and Crew: 297. Sister Ship: Maasdam. The Ryndam inaugurated regular passenger service to Quebec and Montreal in 1960.


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SS Ryndam (1951) at Sea.

SS Ryndam (1951) at Sea. 15,015 Gross Registered Tons. A New Concept in Tourist Travel. Holland-America Line. GGA Image ID # 1fc3f3068a


Front Cover of a Vintage Dinner Menu from Wednesday, 7 April 1954 on board the SS Ryndam of the Holland-America Line.

1954-04-07 SS Ryndam Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Menu from Wednesday, 7 April 1954 on board the SS Ryndam of the Holland-America Line featured Roast Chicken Marengo, Mixed Salad,and Vanilla Ice Cream for Dessert.


1954 Ryndam Collection to be Process. GGA Ryndam Archival Collection 1923-11.

Ephemera from a trip taken in 1954 on S.S. Ryndam from New York to London. Included in this collection is:

  • List of passengers
  • Dinner Menu: December 5th, 1954
  • Farewell Dinner Menu: December 8th, 1954
  • Holland-America Line document envelope stating vessel and dates of embarkation
  • Two unused Tourist Class luggage tags
  • Brochure: "Ship to Shore" motor coach connection to and from midtown New York and Holland-America Line Piers
  • Letterhead from Holland-America Line: Embarkation letter dated November 26th, 1954
  • Brochure: "General Information for Transatlantic Passengers"
  • Baggage Claim information: unused
  • Letterhead from Cadogan Hotel in London confirming accommodation reservation from the manager (No Digitization)
  • Receipt from Cadogan Hotel for completion of stay (No Digitization)
  • Letter: acknowledging receipt of notice of change in sailing of S.S. Ryndam


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