Helping Mom sort through some old photos, I got transported via the Way-Back machine to the SS Statendam, September 1959.
(Header photo courtesy of Ocean Liner Art.)
Muster drill, SS Statendam, 1959. My parents are at the far right. Everyone looks about as excited as they do nowadays, just better dressed.
My parents in the dining room, SS Statendam IV, 1959.
And for fun, I scanned the wine list and saved it as a PDF.
The SS Statendam, the fourth of her name, was built in 1956, sold by Holland America in 1984 and finally scrapped in 2004.
|Tonnage||24,294 gross tons|
|Length||642 ft (195.7 m)|
|Beam||81 ft (24.7 m)|
|Speed||16.5 knots (30.6 km/h)|
Quite a difference from the MS Nieuw Statendam, built in 2018:
|Tonnage||99,902 gross tons|
|Length||983 feet 5 in (299.75 m) |
|Beam||114 ft 10 in (35 m) |
|Speed||18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)|