SS Prinses Amalia

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A pair of commemorative Delftblue tiles issued by Nedlloyd showing SS Prinses Amalia
Name: SS Prinses Amalia
  • Dutch Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland 1874-1904[1]
  • L. Pittaluga 1906[1]
Builder: John Elder & Co.
Yard number: 166[1]
Launched: 19 March 1874[2]
In service: 1874
Out of service: 1906
Renamed: Amalia, 1906
Fate: Broken up, 1906
General characteristics
Class and type: Passenger liner[1]
Tonnage: 3,480 GRT[2]
Length: 371 ft 6 in (113.2 m)[1]
Beam: 39 ft 9 in (12.1 m)[1]
Draught: 22.2 feet (6.8 m)[1]
Installed power: 1,600 ihp (1,200 kW) (as built)
  • As built:: Single screw, 2-cylinder
  • 50 & 86 in × 42 in
  • (1,300 & 2,200 mm × 1,100 mm) steam engine[2]
  • From 1892: Single screw, triple-expansion 3-cylinder steam engine by Kon. Maats De Schelde, Vlissingen[2]
Sail plan: 3-masted barque
Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)

SS Prinses Amalia was a Dutch steam ship built for the Netherland Line (Dutch Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland (SMN) or Netherlands Steamship Company) in 1874 by John Elder & Co. of Govan on the River Clyde.[2]


Prinses Amalia was one of the earliest steamers to operate in the Amsterdam - Java service (inaugurated by SMN in 1871), spending her entire service life on this route.[2]


She was broken up at Genoa in 1906 having been renamed Amalia for her final delivery voyage.[2]

Notable passengers[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Prinses Amalia". Clyde Built Ships. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "SS Prinses Amalia". Clyde-built Ships Database. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Mata Hari". Encyclopedia of World Biography. YourDictionary.Com. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  4. ^ Shipman, Pat (2002). The man who found the missing link : Eugène Dubois and his lifelong quest to prove Darwin right (1st Harvard University Press pbk. ed.). Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. p. 76 and 538. ISBN 9780674008663.

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