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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
4,036 gross 1871 at Belfast by Harland & Wolff Holland America Line 420ft x 40.9ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1871  Mar. 8, launched as the "Pacific"Atlantic Journey ID 6639
 1871  Sept. 14, maiden voyage Liverpool - Queenstown - New York as the Baltic for White Star LineAtlantic Journey ID 6640
 1873  January, gained the Blue Ribbon after setting a new record New York - QueenstownAtlantic Journey ID 6641
 1883  Chartered to the Inman LineAtlantic Journey ID 6642
 1885  Chartered to the Inman LineAtlantic Journey ID 6643
 1886  Chartered to the Inman LineAtlantic Journey ID 6644
 1888  Nov. 3, first voyage Rotterdam - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 6646
 1888  Purchased by the Holland America Line, renamed VeendamAtlantic Journey ID 6645
 1889  Rotterdam     New York  Feb. 08 Journey of 9 daysTransatlantc ID
 1889  Rotterdam     New York  Mar. 20 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Rotterdam     New York  May 01 Journey of 9 days from RotterdamTransatlantc ID
 1889  Rotterdam     New York  June 05 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Rotterdam     New York  Nov. 12 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Triple-expansion engines fittedAtlantic Journey ID 6647
 1891  Rotterdam     New York  Feb. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Rotterdam     New York  Aug. 11 Transatlantc ID
 1898  Feb. 7, foundered in the North Atlantic after collision with wreck, no lives lostAtlantic Journey ID 6648
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

Veendam (1), Holland America Line steamship
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