Westerdam (I)

Vessel Type
Cargo ship » General cargo vessel
Ship Dates
Date built: 1946
End date: February 4 1965
Owner or managing owner(s)
Holland America Line
Vessel Description

Westerdam (I) sailed for Holland America Line from 1946 to 1965. It was a combined cargo/passenger ship with accommodations for 143 first-class passengers. While being constructed during World War II, this ship was sunk three times before making its maiden voyage. It was bombed and sunk by Allied forces on 27 August 1942 in the shipyard in Rotterdam. The Germans raised the ship in September 1944, but it was quickly sunk by the Dutch underground forces. After being raised a second time, the resistance again sank it on 17 January 1945. The ship was finally completed and operated on the transatlantic run making two eight-day crossings each month between Rotterdam and New York. She ended her career on 4 February 1965 when she was sold to Spain as scrap.

Source: Wikipedia: MS Westerdam

Related Artifact
Coaster (001.033.001)
Related Archival Item
technical drawings: First class accommodation plan - MV Westerdam (SF2005.001.0724)