s.s. Nieuw Amsterdam Holland - America Line
Nederlandsche-Amerikaansche Stoomvaart-Maatschappij (HAL)
Wilhelminakade Rotterdam 1891.
From 1892 to 1924, more than 22 million immigrants, passengers, and crew members
come trough Ellis Island and the Port of New York.
In 1900 the rival Red Star Line of Antwerp put the 19,000 ton Vaderland into
the first of a very successful series of four-masted, two-funnelled
In 1904 the Holland-America Line ordered a larger and improved version
of this type but with one funnel only.
The 17,000 ton NIEUW AMSTERDAM named after the first settlementat New York, sailed
on her maiden voyage in April 1906, subsequently becoming one of the best-known
ships of the Line. At the time she was the largest ship under the Dutch flag.
Her graceful lines belied her huge capacity of 417 first class, 391 second
class, 2,300 third class passengers and over 14,000 tons of cargo. When loaded
to nearly 35 feet draught she displaced 31,000 tons. Two quadruple-expansion
engines developed 10,000 h.p., giving a service speed of 16 knots. Although she
was not fast, her comfort, cuisine and service were of the standard of
excellence for which the Line is renowned. She was also the last of the
Company's ships to carry sails for emergency use, but these were never used.
View of First Class Cabin
View of Third Class Diningroom
Manifest Immigration Officer Part I (Leftsite)
Detail Original Manifest 1909 Page I. Left Upsite.
Detail Original Manifest 1909 Page I. Middle Upsite
Detail Original Manifest 1909 Page I. Right Upsite
Manifest Immigration Officer Part II (Rightsite).
Manifest Immigration Officer Part II (Leftupsite).
Manifest Immigration Officer Part II (Rightupsite).
Jacob (Jacobus) heeft Nederland bezocht.
Jacob (Jacobus) has visited Holland.
See " Staat van Passagegelden"
Part 1 on the leftside of the page.
Part 2 on the leftside of the page.
Part 3 in the middle of the page.
Part 4 on the rightside of the page.