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Veendam II Veendam II

Ceramic Wall Plaque


Delft blue-style tiles make great gifts, specifically for immigration anniversaries, reunions and family gatherings. Built in 1922-3 as a turbine steamer for the Holland America Line. On September 17, 1939, the ship rescued survivors from the British aircraft carrier Courageous, which had been sunk by the German U29 in the Atlantic. The Veendam was badly damaged on May 11, 1940 when hit during German attacks on Rotterdam. Seized by the German navy, the Veendam in German harbours served as accommodation for submarine crews. Again badly damaged in 1945, now during Allied bombing sorties on Hamburg. After repair, the Veendam plied the Atlantic again. It accommodated 223 first class passengers, and 363 in the tourist class. Broken up in Baltimore in 1953. A $14.95 value. NOW on sale!

USD 7.95 / CAD 9.95

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