SS Diemerdyk - SS Dinteldyk

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Holland America Line

SS Diemerdyk - SS Dinteldyk



Additional photographs provided by Mr. Roel Zwama of the Netherlands


Part One - SS Diemerdyk



Above & below: Three early photograph’s of the SS Diemerdyk




SS Diemerdyk sails into San Francisco with Alcatraz on her port side


Part Two – SS Dinteldyk


Berthed just aft of the Dinteldyk is the migrant ship the SS Groote Beer 



SS Dinteldyk seen at sea


These fine passenger cargo liners offered an excellent service from Europe to the West Coast of America and many ex passengers speak highly of them. Thus, many who will read this feature will be able relive their days on these intimate ships!


Page One: The history of two fine passenger cargo ships.

Page Two: Photographs of the ships - This Page.

Page Three: The Reijnouw Nunnink’s voyage on the SS Dinteldyk.

Also Visit … M.V. Dalerdijk, M.V. Delfdijk & S.S. Duivendijk:

Page One - The Ships History & Photo Page.

Page Two - Their Deck Plans.

And the MS Noordam & MS Westerdam & their Two ill-fated sisters!

Feature 2 - The MS Noordam & MS Westerdam.


“Blue Water Liners sailing to the distant shores.
I watched them come, I watched them go and I watched them die.”



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