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Netherlands Line

History

The company, correctly called Stoomvaart Maatschappij 'Nederland' (SNM or NSM), was founded in Amsterdam in 1870 to support trade between north-west Europe and the old Dutch colonies in the East Indies. It started with boats that would carry a mixture of mail, freight and passengers - largely from Holland. People would often travel by train to the Mediterranean to reduce the overall journey times.

Later the company used more specialised vessels for passengers and freight. Trade was affected by the independence of Indonesia in 1949 and after 1960 Dutch vessels were not allowed to trade in Indonesia. SNM developed trade with the Far East and South America but also operated within Europe and North America.

The company also invested in air travel (Martinair), container terminals and trucking and in the 1960s acquired Hollandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij which had services to England and West Africa.

The company merged with three other companies in 1970 to become Nederlandsche Scheepvaart Unie (NSU). was born.

NSU later became part of Nedlloyd, then became part of Koninklijke Nedlloyd, then in 1996 Koninklijke Nedlloyd joined with P & O to become P & O NEDLLOYD, and in 2005 Nelloyd became part of the A.P. Møller-Maersk Group (Maersk).

Ships

Enggano

Enggano
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers NV Stoomvaart Mij "Nederland"
Country First Registered Netherlands
Shipbuilder Sunderland Ship Building Company
Shipyard Sunderland
Country where built UK
Yard Number 315
Official Number 5604981
Call Sign PDYF
Classification Society Lloyd's
Gross Tonnage 5,412
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 3,187
Length 425 Ft.
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 55 Ft.
Depth 26.6 Ft.
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Cylinders of bore 28", 46 1/2", 78" and stroke 54"
Engine Builder Blair & Co Ltd
Engine Builder Works Stockton on Tees
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 4 single-ended boilers operating at 180 psi
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 629 NHP
Maximum Speed 11.5

Additional Construction Information

  • 2 decks and shelter deck

Career Highlights

Date Event
20 February 1920 Launched
April 1920 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Sunk/foundered (Act of War)
Service History Information The ship was bombed by aircraft from Japanese cruiser Takao at position 12°00' S, 109°21'E on 1 March 1942 and sunk by gunfire from Japanese warships Chikuma and Orakaze on 2 March 1942. She was en route from Tjilatjap to Freemantle.

Johan Van Oldenbarnevelot

Johan Van Oldenbarnevelot
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo/Passenger Ship (Ref)
Original Owners and Managers NV Stoomvaart Mij "Nederland"
Country First Registered Netherlands
Shipbuilder Nederlandsche SB
Shipyard Amsterdam
Country where built Netherlands
Yard Number 194
Official Number 5607090
Call Sign PFEB
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 19,429
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 11,606
Length 586.2 Ft.
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 74.8 Ft.
Depth 36.1 Ft.
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details Two 2SCSA oil engines each with 10 cylinders of bore 29 9/16" and stroke 52 3/4"
Engine Builder Sulzer Bros
Engine Builder Works Winterthur
Engine Builder Country Switzerland
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Twin Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 19.5

Additional Construction Information

  • 3 decks, shade deck and cruiser stern
  • Fitted with refrigeration machinery
  • Fitted with radio direction finding equipment
  • Fitted with gyro compass

Career Highlights

Date Event
3 August 1929 Launched
April 1930 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew 385 at time of loss
Passengers 651 at time of loss
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Sunk/foundered (Peacetime)
Service History Information Change of name to Lakonia and owner to Shipping Investment Corp 1963. Lakonia sailed from Southampton on 19 December 1963 on a cruise to the Canary Islands and Madiera with 651 passengers on board. On the return leg of the cruise on 22 December 1963, a message saying 'Fire on board - position 35°00 N, 15°15' W' followed by others saying 'Require Immediate Assistance' and 'Fire spreading up, prepare evacuation of ship'. The fire had started in the barbers shop and spread to the whole of the upper deck within 10 minutes. 128 passengers died. The vessel was taken under tow but developed a list and sank on 29 December 1963 at position 35°56' N, 10°00' W. Most of the survivors were taken aboard Salta and Montcalm.

Karachi

Karachi
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship (Ref)
Original Owners and Managers NV Stoomvaart Mij "Nederland"
Country First Registered Netherlands
Shipbuilder Van der Giessen
Shipyard Krimpen a/d Giessen
Country where built Netherlands
Yard Number 785
Official Number 5181835
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 10,891
Deadweight (DWT) 12553
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 152.4 Metres
Overall Length 163.4 Metres
Breadth or Beam 20.5 Metres
Depth N/K
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details N/K
Engine Builder N/K
Engine Builder Works N/K
Engine Builder Country N/K
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 17

Career Highlights

Date Event
4 December 1957 Launched
June 1958 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Sunk/foundered (Peacetime)
Service History Information Change of owner to Koninklijke Nedlloyd NV 1970, change of name to Kapelle 1972, change of name to Nedlloyd Kapelle and owner to Nedlloyd Lijnen BV 1977, change of name to Kota Dewi and owner to Pacific International Lines Pte. Ltd. 1978. The vessel sank following a collision with Long Lin on 22 November 1978 at position 15°33' N, 41°43' E whilst en route from Jeddah to Hodeidah with a general cargo. All the crew were rescued by Long Lin and put ashore at Aden 6 days later.

Karakorum

Karakorum
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship (Ref)
Original Owners and Managers NV Stoomvaart Mij "Nederland"
Country First Registered Netherlands
Shipbuilder Van der Giessen
Shipyard Krimpen a/d Ijssel
Country where built Netherlands
Yard Number 786
Official Number 5181902
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 10,891
Deadweight (DWT) 12553
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 152.4 Metres
Overall Length 163.4 Metres
Breadth or Beam 20.5 Metres
Depth N/K
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details N/K
Engine Builder N/K
Engine Builder Works N/K
Engine Builder Country N/K
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 17

Career Highlights

Date Event
5 March 1958 Launched
July 1958 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Change of owner to Koninklijke Nedlloyd NV 1970, change of name to Nedlloyd Karakorum and owner to Nedlloyd Lijnen BV 1977m change of name to Kota Dewa and owner to Pacific international Lines Pte Ltd 1978. Taken to Nantong for breaking 10 March 1984

Karimata

Karimata
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship (Ref)
Original Owners and Managers NV Stoomvaart Mij "Nederland"
Country First Registered Netherlands
Shipbuilder P. Smit Jr.
Shipyard Rotterdam
Country where built Netherlands
Yard Number 604
Official Number 5182229
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 10,783
Deadweight (DWT) 12793
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 152,7 Metres
Overall Length 161.8 Metres
Breadth or Beam 20.5 Metres
Depth N/K
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details N/K
Engine Builder N/K
Engine Builder Works N/K
Engine Builder Country N/K
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 16.5

Career Highlights

Date Event
29 November 1952 Launched
June 1953 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew 44 at time of loss
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Sunk/foundered (Peacetime)
Service History Information Change of owner to Koninklijke Nedlloyd NV 1970, change of name to Sinyeh and owner to Ocean Tramping Co Ltd 1972, change of owner to Nan Yang Sg Co 1953. The vessel caught fire and ran aground during stormy weather on 27 December 1975. 25 crew members lost their lives in the fire which continued to blaze for over three weeks destroying the engine room, bridge and amidships superstructure as well as the holds. The wreck was sold for scrap in situ. She had been en route from Marseilles to Latakia.

Karimun

Karimun
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship (Ref)
Original Owners and Managers NV Stoomvaart Mij "Nederland"
Country First Registered Netherlands
Shipbuilder Rotterdam DD
Shipyard Rotterdam
Country where built Netherlands
Yard Number 282
Official Number 5182231
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 10,783
Deadweight (DWT) 12750
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 152.7 Metres
Overall Length 161.8 Metres
Breadth or Beam 20.5 Metres
Depth N/K
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details N/K
Engine Builder N/K
Engine Builder Works N/K
Engine Builder Country N/K
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 16.5

Career Highlights

Date Event
15 November 1952 Launched
July 1953 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Change of owner to Koninklijke Nedlloyd NV 1970, change of name to Sinkai and owner to Ocean Tramping Co Ltd 1972, change of owner to Nan Yang Sg Co 1972, change of owner to Golden City Maritime Corp SA 1976. Taken to Dalian for breaking 4 May 1984.

Neder Ebro

Neder Ebro
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship (Ref)
Original Owners and Managers NV Stoomvaart Mij "Nederland"
Country First Registered Netherlands
Shipbuilder Howarldtswerke
Shipyard Hamburg
Country where built Germany
Yard Number 941
Official Number 5248413
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 10,275
Deadweight (DWT) 12582
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 147.8 Metres
Overall Length 159 Metres
Breadth or Beam 20.3 Metres
Depth N/K
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details N/K
Engine Builder N/K
Engine Builder Works N/K
Engine Builder Country N/K
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 17.5

Career Highlights

Date Event
22 March 1960 Launched
July 1960 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Change of owner to Koninklijke Nedlloyd NV 1970, change of name to Nedlloyd Ebro and owner to Nedlloyd Lijnen BV 1977, change of name to Kota Murni and owner to Pacific International Lines Pte Ltd 1981. Taken to Shanghai for breaking 19 February 1985

Neder Linge

Neder Linge
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship (Ref)
Original Owners and Managers NV Stoomvaart Mij "Nederland"
Country First Registered Netherlands
Shipbuilder Nippon Kokan
Shipyard Shimizu
Country where built Japan
Yard Number 250
Official Number 6707193
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 9,638
Deadweight (DWT) 12110
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 153.8 Metres
Overall Length 162.1 Metres
Breadth or Beam 23.8 Metres
Depth N/K
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details N/K
Engine Builder N/K
Engine Builder Works N/K
Engine Builder Country N/K
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 21

Additional Construction Information

  • Keel laid down 5 October 1966

Career Highlights

Date Event
21 January 1967 Launched
7 June 1967 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Change of owner to Koninklijke Nedlloyd NV 1970, change of name to Nedlloyd Linge and owner to Nedlloyd Lijnen BV 1977, change of name to Linge 1991. Taken to Chittagong 12 February 1991 for breaking by Shaheen Enterprise - work began 20 February 1991.

Neder Rijn

Neder Rijn
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship (Ref)
Original Owners and Managers NV Stoomvaart Mij "Nederland"
Country First Registered Netherlands
Shipbuilder Howaldtswerke
Shipyard Hamburg
Country where built Germany
Yard Number 958
Official Number 5248451
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 10,300
Deadweight (DWT) 11718
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 152.4 Metres
Overall Length 163.8 Metres
Breadth or Beam 21.5 Metres
Depth N/K
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details N/K
Engine Builder N/K
Engine Builder Works N/K
Engine Builder Country N/K
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 20

Career Highlights

Date Event
28 August 1962 Launched
December 1962 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Change of owner to Koninklijke Nedlloyd NV 1970, change of owner to Nedlloyd Lijnen NV 1977, change of name to Nedlloyd Rijn 1979, change of name to Saudi Ambassador and owner to Saudi Ambassador Sg Co Ltd 1981. Taken to China for breaking March 1984.

Neder Rhone

Neder Rhone
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship (Ref)
Original Owners and Managers NV Stoomvaart Mij "Nederland"
Country First Registered Netherlands
Shipbuilder Howaldtswerke
Shipyard Hamburg
Country where built Germany
Yard Number 959
Official Number 5248449
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 10,280
Deadweight (DWT) 11863
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 152.4 Metres
Overall Length 163.8 Metres
Breadth or Beam 21.5 Metres
Depth N/K
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details N/K
Engine Builder N/K
Engine Builder Works N/K
Engine Builder Country N/K
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 20

Additional Construction Information

  • Keel laid down June 1962

Career Highlights

Date Event
22 November 1962 Launched
February 1963 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Change of owner to Koninklijke Nedlloyd BV 1970, change of name to Nedlloyd Rhone and owner to Nedlloyd Lijnen BV 1977, change of name to Saudi Al Madina and owner to Saudi Al Madina Sg Co Ltd 1982, change of owner to Saudi Maritime & Sg Co Ltd 1984. Taken to Wusong for breaking 1984.

Neder Weser

Neder Weser
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship (Ref)
Original Owners and Managers NV Stoomvaart Mij "Nederland"
Country First Registered Netherlands
Shipbuilder P. Smit Jr
Shipyard Rotterdam
Country where built Netherlands
Yard Number 626
Official Number 5248475
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 10,959
Deadweight (DWT) 12513
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 152.4 Metres
Overall Length 163.4 Metres
Breadth or Beam 20.5 Metres
Depth N/K
Draught N/K
Engine Type Steam Turbine
Engine Details N/K
Engine Builder N/K
Engine Builder Works N/K
Engine Builder Country N/K
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 17.5

Career Highlights

Date Event
30 September 1959 Launched
February 1960 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Change of owner to Koninklijke Nedlloyd NV 1970, change of name to Nedlloyd Weser and owner to Nedlloyd Lihnen BV 1977, change of name to Saudi Dammam and owner to Saudi Dammam Maritime Co Ltd 1981. Taken to Kaohsiung for breaking 11 June 1984.

Oranje

Oranje
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Passenger Ship
Original Owners and Managers NV Stoomvaart Mij "Nederland"
Country First Registered Netherlands
Shipbuilder Nederlandsche SB
Shipyard Amsterdam
Country where built Netherlands
Yard Number 270
Official Number 5264077
Call Sign PGOF
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 20,017
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 11,674
Length 613.9 Ft.
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 83.5 Ft.
Depth 32.4 Ft.
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details Three 2SC oil engines each with 12 cylinders of bore 29 13/16" and stroke 49 3/16"
Engine Builder Sulzer Bros
Engine Builder Works Winterthur
Engine Builder Country Switzerland
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Triple Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 21.5

Additional Construction Information

  • 4 decks and cruiser stern
  • Fitted with refrigeration macinery
  • Fitted with radio direction finding and echo sounding equipment
  • Fitted with gyro compass

Career Highlights

Date Event
8 September 1938 Launched
27 June 1939 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew 350 at time of loss
Passengers 189 1st class/1,427 tourist class after rebuild
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Sunk/foundered (Peacetime)
Service History Information Change of name to Angelino Lauro and owner to Achille Lauro 1964. Size increased to 205.5 Overall length/24,377 GRT 1964-1966. Used for emigrants travelling from the UK to Australia but later employed on cruises in North America and the Caribbean. Whilst moored in the Virgin Islands on 30 March 1979 she was gutted by a fire that broke out in the aft gelley and quickly spread. She became flooded by the water applied to try to put out the fire and sank, settling on the floor of the harbour and still burning. There were fortunately no fatalities. The remains of the ship sprung a leak whilst being towed to breakers in Kaohsiung and sank between Panama and Hawaii.

Salawati

Salawati
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers NV Stoomvaart Mij "Nederland"
Country First Registered Netherlands
Shipbuilder Lithgows Ltd
Shipyard Port Glasgow
Country where built UK
Yard Number 738
Official Number 5605084
Call Sign PHHL
Classification Society Lloyd's
Gross Tonnage 6,643
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 4,099
Length 420.9 Ft.
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 54.7 Ft.
Depth 33.5 Ft.
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Cylinders of bore 28", 46", 77" and stroke 54"
Engine Builder D. Rowan & Co Ltd
Engine Builder Works Glasgow
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 4 single-ended boilers operating at 180 psi
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 822 NHP
Maximum Speed 12

Additional Construction Information

  • 2 decks and shelter deck
  • Fitted with electric lights and wireless
  • Radio direction finding equipment fitted by 1945

Career Highlights

Date Event
30 April 1920 Launched
September 1920 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information The original triple-expansion steam engine was replaced with an 8 cylinder oil engine by Sulzer Bros in 1931 taking the maximum speed to 12.5 knots. Change of name to Amstelkade and owner to NV Reederij Amsterdam 1956, change of name to Good Hope and owner to Good Hope Sg Co Ltd 1957, change of owner to Gibson Sg Co Inc 1958. Taken to Hong Kong 17 October 1958 for breaking by HK Chiap Hua Manufactory Co.

Saleier

Saleier
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers NV Stoomvaart Mij "Nederland"
Country First Registered Netherlands
Shipbuilder Lithgows Ltd
Shipyard Port Glasgow
Country where built UK
Yard Number 739
Official Number 5605083
Call Sign PHHQ
Classification Society Lloyd's
Gross Tonnage 6,563
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 4,081
Length 419.9 Ft.
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 54.8 Ft.
Depth 33.5 Ft.
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Cylinders of bore 28", 46", 77" and stroke 54"
Engine Builder D. Rowan & Co Ltd
Engine Builder Works Glasgow
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 4 single-ended boilers operating a 180 psi
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 822 NHP
Maximum Speed 12

Additional Construction Information

  • 2 decks and shelter deck
  • Fitted with radio direction finding equipment

Career Highlights

Date Event
26 August 1920 Launched
December 1920 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Sunk/foundered (Act of War)
Service History Information The vessel was sunk on 10 April 1941 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-52 at position 58°04' N, 30°48' W whilst en route form Newcastle to Port Said with a cargo of coal


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