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Holland-America Line

Image of ss Noordam (Holland-America Line)

Length: 550.3 ft.
Breadth: 62.3 ft.
Draft (or Depth): 34.0 ft.
Tonnage: 12,541 tons (gross), 11,395 (underdeck)
Engines: Triple expansion, 6 cyl. (2) 23.8125" (2) 47.8125" (2) 78" x 54" stroke
Builder: Harland and Wolff, Belfast (Yard No. 338)
Launched: February 18, 1902
Maiden Voyage: May 1, 1902
Disposition: 1928-29 - scrapped..

Port of Registry: Rotterdam
Flag of Registry: Dutch
Funnel color: Yellow (buff); green-white-green bands of equal width below yellow (buff) top; on the white (middle) stripe in black block letters, N A S M
Company flag: Green-white-green horizontal stripes of equal width; on the white (middle) stripe in black block letters, N A S M
Signal Letters: P M V L
Wireless call letters: M H A
Details: Steel hull, one funnel, four masts, twin screws, electric light, submarine signal, wireless


Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.

On April 14, 1912 at 11:40 a.m., transmitted a warning of ice at 42N., 49 to 51W., that was relayed by Caronia to Titanic.


February 18, 1902


March 29, 1902

Sea trials.

May 1, 1902

Maiden voyage, Rotterdam - New York and return.

October 17, 1914

Struck mine in North Sea. Repaired at Rotterdam. Resumed sailing March 26, 1915.

August 3, 1917

Struck mine in North Sea. Laid up nine months at Rotterdam for repairs. Resumed service, Rotterdam - Plymouth - Brest - New York, March 9, 1919.

March 15, 1923

Chartered by Swedish-American Line, renamed Kungsholm. Gothenberg - New York route. Cabin 563, third class 1,468.

October 6, 1926

Reverted to Holland-America Line. Renamed Noordam. December. Third class only.

May - July, 1928

Partial scrapping at Waalhaven.


Towed to Hendrik Ido Ambacht for completion of scrapping.


Courtesy: John P. Eaton. Used with permission.