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S.S. DIEMERDYK

TECHNICAL DATA

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Combination cargo-passenger liner

11,195

151.68 m  / 498 ft.

16.0 kts

64

435,000 cu. ft.
387,000 cu. ft.
61

1950

1950-1968

1979

Interesting Facts & Figures
  • The Diemerdyk, flagship of HAL’s North Pacific Coast service (1950-1957), was the first vessel built in the Netherlands for the Holland-America Line since the Second World War.  She replaced the Drechtdyk, which was deemed beyond repair after being seized for wartime service by the Nazis in 1940.  

  • Primarily a refrigerated freighter, the Diemerdyk also had spacious and luxurious accommodations for 61 passengers for the West Coast-Europe trade, all in outside staterooms decorated in tasteful pastels. Three of the Combi-Liner’s six holds were specially equipped for refrigerated cargo and her passenger sections were air-conditioned;  essential  while sailing through the tropics.

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