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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
12,500 gross 1902 at Belfast by Harland & Wolff Swedish America Line 550.3ft x 62.3ft x 34ft 
 1901 Sept. 28, launched for Holland America Line as the NoordamAtlantic Journey ID 5059
 1902 May 1, maiden voyage Rotterdam - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 5060
 1914 Oct. 17, damaged by a mine in the North Sea, repairedAtlantic Journey ID 5061
 1915 Mar. 26, resumed sailingAtlantic Journey ID 5062
 1917 Aug. 3, damaged by mine and laid up for the duration of the warAtlantic Journey ID 5063
 1923 Went to Swedish America Line, refitted to carry 478 cabin-class and 1,800 3rd-class passengers, renamed KungsholmAtlantic Journey ID 5064
 1923 Gothenburg - New York   
 1924 Gothenburg - New York   
 1926 Returned to Holland America Line, renamed Noordam, resumed sailings Rotterdam - New York, 3rd-class passengers onlyAtlantic Journey ID 5065
 1928 Sold and scrapped at Hendrik Ido Ambacht Atlantic Journey ID 5066
The information listed above is not the complete record of the ship. The information was collected from a multitude of sources, and new information will be added as it emerges
Burden: 12,500 tons gross, 11,395 under deck and 7,800 net. Promenade deck 193 feet long. She was constructed in steel, had 3 steel decks, Upper Deck sheathed in wood, steel awning deck sheathed in wood, one funnel and two masts. There was 10 cemented bulkheads. The ship was fitted with electric light, submarine signalling device and wireless. There was accommodation for 286 first class passengers, 292 second class and 1,800 steerage passengers. Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 6 cylinders of 28 13/16, 47 13/16 and 78 inches diameter respectively; stroke 57 inches; operating at 180 p.s.i. delivering 1,265 nominal horsepower giving her a speed of 15 knots. There was 3 double ended and 3 single ended boilers, 36 corrugated furnaces, grate surface 639 sq. ft, heating surface 23,199 sq. ft. The engine was built by the same company as the hull. She had a cellular double bottom, aft 151 feet long, under engine and boilers 107 feet, forward 191 feet, 1,847 tons, Deep Tank forward 56 feet, 1,620 tons; Forward Peak Tank 147 tons; Aft Peak Tank 75 tons.

The S/S Kungsholm (1) as the Noordam
The S/S Kungsholm (1) as the Noordam
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