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Koninklijke Hollandsche Lloyd
(Royal Holland Lloyd)

Founded in 1899 to carry cattle and cargo between Amsterdam and South America. The cattle trade ceased in 1903 when the British Government prohibited the import of live cattle due to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Argentina and in 1906 the company started emigration voyages from Amsterdam to Buenos Aires with calls at Boulogne, Plymouth, Coruna, Lisbon, Las Palmas, Pernambuco, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Santos and Montevideo. Between 1917 and 1919 the company also made a few calls at New York. Passenger services ceased after 1935, but the company continued to run a cargo service to South America and is now incorporated in the NEDLLOYD group.

Many thanks to Ted Finch for his assistance in collecting this data. The following list was extracted from various sources. This is not an all inclusive list but should only be used as a guide. If you would like to know more about a vessel, visit the Ship Descriptions (onsite) or Immigrant Ship web site.

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Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Amstelland 1900 1910 discontinued passenger work, 1917 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine off Ireland. 5,404
Brabantia 1920 1922 sold to United American Line renamed Resolute. 19,653
Drechterland 1903 ex- Steenbergen, 1911 purchased from Dutch Furness Co., renamed Drechterland, 1933 scrapped. 3,935
Flandria 1922 1936 sold to Cie.Generale Transatlantique renamed Bretagne. 10,171
Frisia 1909 1922 sold to Hamburg America Line renamed Holsatia. 7,442
Gelria 1913 1931 laid up, 1935 Sold to Lloyd Triestino renamed Gradisca. 13,868
Hollandia 1909 1922 sold to Hamburg America Line renamed Hammonia. 7,291
Limburgia 1920 1922 sold to United American Line renamed Reliance. 19,582
Orania 1922 1934 rammed and sunk by Loanda in Leixoes harbour. 9,763
Rijnland 1900 1910 discontinued passenger work, 1933 scrapped. 5,421
Tubantia 1914 1916 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine off Holland. 14,061
Zaanland 1900 1910 discontinued passenger work, 1918 requisitioned by U.S Government and sunk in collision. 5,417
Zeelandia 1910 1935 laid up, 1936 scrapped. 7,995
The following were cargo ships with accommodation for 12 passengers.
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Montferland 1956 sold 1973. -
Westland 1938 scrapped 1963. -
Zaanland 1957 sold 1972. -

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