SS Westernland Archival Collection


Westernland (1884) Red Star line (Belgian)

Built by Laird Bros., Birkenhead, England. Tonnage: 5,736. Dimensions: 440' x 47'. Propulsion: Single-screw, 14 1/2 knots. Compound engines. Masts and Funnels: Four masts and two funnels. Steel hull. Note: One of the early steamships to be built of steel. She was built in a dry-dock. Service: Placed in Antwerp-New York service. Ownership Transfer: Transferred to the Liverpool-Philadelphia service of the American Line in 1901. Fate: Scrapped in 1912. Running mate: Noordland.


Westernland (1918) Red Star Line

The SS Westernland (1918) Sailed for the Red Star Line from 1930-1934

Built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Govan, Glasgow, Scotland. (Note: This shipbuilding yard formerly was known as London & Glasgow Engineering & Iron Shipbuilding Co.) Tonnage: 16,289. Dimensions: 575' x 67' (601' o.l.). Propulsion: Triple-screw, 16 knots. Triple expansion engines and one steam turbine. Masts and Funnels: Two masts and two funnels. Passengers: 350 cabin, 350 tourist, 800 third class. Sales: In the mid-thirties was sold to Arnold Bernstein. Resold to Holland-America Line in 1939. War Service: Took part in the attack on Dakar, as flagship of General de Gaulle. Vessel sold to British Government in January 1943. Fate: Scrapped in Belgium in 1947. Previously Named: Regina (1918-1929). Sister ship: Pennland.


Passenger Manifest, American Line SS Westerland, May 1901, Liverpool to Philadelphia

1901-05-11 SS Westernland Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 11 May 1901
  • Route: Liverpool to Philadelphia via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain C. R. Ehoff


Cover of American Line Philadelpha - Queenstown - Liverpool Brochure 1907

American Line Philadelphia - Queenstown - Liverpool Service - 1907

American Line has specially arranged to accommodate those passengers who want good food and service, moderate speed and to have the best accommodation the steamers afford at a reasonable cost. Ships Covered: Friesland, Haverford, Merion, Noordland, and Westernland.


Sailing Schedule, New York-Antwerp, from 6 February 1886 to 30 October 1886.

Red Star Line Sailing Schedule, 6 February 1886 to 30 October 1886

The SS Westernland, operated by Red Star Line, was scheduled for transatlantic voyages between 6 February 1886 and 30 October 1886.


Sailing Schedule, Antwerp-Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 2 November 1929 to 26 September 1930.

Sailing Schedule, Antwerp-Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 2 November 1929 to 26 September 1930. Ships Included the Arabic, Belgenland, Lapland, Pennland, Pennland, and Westernland. SS Lapland Passenger List, 2 November 1929. GGA Image ID # 1ebf3eb84f