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SS Veendam Collection

Postcard of the Holland-America Line SS Veendam (1923).

Postcard of the Holland-America Line SS Veendam (1923). GGA Image ID # 1dac729e60

Veendam (1923) Holland-American line

Built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Govan, Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 15,450. Dimensions: 550' x 67' (576' o.l.). Twin-screw, 15 knots. Four steam turbines. Two masts and two funnels. Maiden voyage: Rotterdam-New York, April 18, 1923. Slightly damaged by fire at Rotterdam in May 1940. WW2 Service: The liner was seized by the Germans and used as a submarine-tender in the Baltic, first at Gdynia, afterwards at Hamburg. Post War Service: After the Germern surrender, the liner was salved and towed to Amsterdam to be reconditioned. Re-entered trans-Atlantic service early in 1947. Passengers: 222 first and 330 tourist. Fate: Scrapped at Baltimore in 1953. Sister ship: Volendam.

Ephemera for the SS Veendam are available at the GG Archives, including Passenger Lists, Menus, and a brief history of the ship.

 

 

Passenger Manifest, Holland America Line - SS Veendam - Front Cover

 

1923-05-23 TSS Veendam Passenger List

Cabin Passenger List from the SS Veendam of the Holland-America Line, Departing 23 May 1923 from Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton, Commanded by Captain Van Walraven.

 

Passenger Manifest, Holland America SS Veendam Aug 1926

 

1926-08-03 TSS Veendam Passenger List

Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List for the SS Veendam of Holland-America Line, Departing 3 August 1926 from Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton, Commanded by Captain Krol.

 

Front Cover of a STCA Passenger List from the TSS Veendam of the Holland-America Line, Departing 16 June 1928 from New York to Rotterdam via Plymouth and Boulogne-sur-Mer.

 

1928-06-16 TSS Veendam Passenger List

STCA Passenger List from the TSS Veendam of the Holland-America Line, Departing 16 June 1928 from New York to Rotterdam via Plymouth and Boulogne-sur-Mer, Commanded by Captain Krol, RNR.

 

Passenger Manifest, Veendam, 7 August 1928

 

1928-08-07 TSS Veendam Passenger List

Cabin Passenger List from the SS Veendam of the Holland-America Line, Departing 7 August 1928 from Rotterdam to Halifax and New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton, Commanded by Captain Krol.

 

Passenger Manifest, Veendam, 13 July 1935

 

1935-07-13 TSS Veendam Passenger List

First, Tourist and Third Class Passenger List for the SS Veendam of the Holland-America Line, Departing 13 July 1935 from New York to Rotterdam via Plymouth and Boulogne-sur-Mer, Commanded by Captain P. Lagaay.

 

Passenger Manifest Cover, July 1937 Westbound Voyage - TSS Veendam

 

1937-07-24 TSS Veendam Passenger List

Cabin, Tourist, and Third Class Passenger List for the SS Veendam of the Holland-America Line Departing Saturday, 24 July 1937 from Rotterdam to Boston and New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton, Commanded by Captain A. Filippo.

 

Passenger Manifest Cover, September 1937 Westbound Voyage - TSS Veendam

 

1937-09-04 TSS Veendam Passenger List

Cabin, Tourist, and Third Class Passenger List for the SS Veendam of the Holland-America Line, Departing Saturday, 4 September 1937 from Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton, Commanded by Captain A. Flippo.

 

1948-07-23 Passenger List for TSS Veendam

 

1948-07-23 TSS Veendam Passenger List

First and Tourist Class Passenger List for the SS Veendam of the Holland-America Line, Departing 23 July 1948 from Rotterdam to New York via Southampton, Commanded by Captain C. Van Beek.

 

 

Menu Cover, Dinner Menu, SS Veendam, Holland-America Line, 23 July 1948

 

1948-07-23 SS Veendam Dinner Menu

Graphically beautiful Vintage First Class Dinner Bill of Fare from Friday, 23 July 1948 on board the SS Veendam of the Holland-America Line featured Braised Escalops of Sweetbread, Toulousaine, Glazed Ballotine of Veal, Princesse, and Galettes Viennoise for dessert.

 

Menu Cover, Dinner Menu, SS Veendam, Holland-America Line, 24 July 1948

 

1948-07-24 SS Veendam Dinner Menu

Elegant Vintage First Class Dinner Bill of Fare from Saturday, 24 July 1948 on board the SS Veendam of the Holland-America Line featured Roast Prime Rib of Beef au Jus, Calf's Tongue, Italienne sauce, and Tartelettes Pensé for dessert.

 

Menu Cover, Dinner Bill of Fare (Wednesday), SS Veendam, Holland-America Line, 24 July 1948

 

1948-07-28 SS Veendam Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare with exceptional graphics from Wednesday, 28 July 1948 on board the SS Veendam of the Holland-America Line featured Vol-au-Vent à la Toulouse, Roast Long Island Duckling, and Galettes MacMahon for dessert.

 

Tourist Class Breakfast Menu Card from Monday, 9 August 1948 on board the SS Veendam of the Holland-America Line.

 

1948-08-09 SS Veendam Breakfast Menu Card

Vintage Tourist Class Breakfast Menu Card from Monday, 9 August 1948 on board the SS Veendam of the Holland-America Line featured typical American Style breakfast foods including eggs, bacon, cereal, toast, and coffee.

 

Front Cover, SS Veendam Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare - 14 November 1949

 

1949-11-14 SS Veendam Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage First Class Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 14 November 1949 on board the SS Veendam of the Holland-America Line featured Filet Mignon Sauté, Beauharnaise, Fillet of English Sole au Vin Blanc, and Petits Fours Gourmandises for dessert.

 

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