May 22, 2008 - Sale 2147

Sale 2147 - Lot 224

Price Realized: $ 480
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(HOLLAND-AMERICA LINE.) "Nieuw Amsterdam" (II). Group of approximately 35 pieces related to the ship before World War II, including a nice selection of decks plans, brochures, vintage photographs (construction and when completed), and 2 copies of the large brochure issued by the company to celebrate her inauguration into service. 1937-40

Additional Details

The "Nieuw Amsterdam" had a very short career as a passenger liner before the war, though she had a long and distinguished career after the cessation of hostilities. She had made only 18 trans-Atlantic crossings and was on her third Caribbean cruise when the Germans invaded the Netherlands. Commodore Johannes J. Bijl, sailed the ship to New York where he discharged the ship's passengers and then took her to Halifax to be fitted out for war service. She did not return to her native country until after the war (1946). She resumed passenger service in 1947. She was scrapped in 1974.