Years In Service:
Combination cargo-passenger liner
155.20 m / 509 ft.
570,787 cu. ft.
676,666 cu. ft.
Interesting Facts & Figures
In 1949, the Dalerdyk (former Damsterdyk) completed a comprehensive refit, which gave her more powerful engines, a lowered funnel, changes to her cargo handling equipment, and upgrades of her passenger facilities to a higher and more modern standard.
Maritime flags flown on HAL ships include:
National flag (or Ensign) - the flag related to the country of registration, for HAL typically the Netherlands.
House flag - a flag identifying which company owns the vessel. HAL’s initial house flag design consisted of green-white-green horizontal bands with the letters NASM (Nederlandsch-Amerikaansche Stoomvaart Maatschappij or Holland-America Line) in black on the white band.
Signal flags - a system of international maritime signal flags for each letter of the alphabet, and pennants for the numerals.
Courtesy flag - flown by a visiting ship in foreign waters as a token of respect, e.g., the Canadian flag whilst in Vancouver.
Dressed overall with signal flags and pennants strung from bow to stern to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the Dalerdyk is pictured ready to take on a load of Canadian wheat at the Vancouver Harbour Commissioners No. 1 Grain Jetty on Tuesday, June 3, 1953.