Captain Stephen J. Card M.N.I.

Maritime Artist

In 1991, after approval of the notes and sketches, he was commissioned to paint five paintings for the ms Statendam, which are displayed on the landings of the forward stair-tower.

Statendam I (1898-1911) crossing the Grand Banks in the summer of 1908.

Statendam II (1917-1918) as she might have appeared in Holland America Line livery.

Statendam III (1929-1940) on an evening arrival in New York in the summer of 1939

Statendam IV (1956-1983) passing beneath the Verrazano Narrows Bridge c1964

Statendam V (1993-) at sea in company with Rotterdam V

In 1993 he was commissioned to paint not only the new Maasdam but also the four previous ships that had carried that name.

Maasdam I (1883-1884) off the mouth of the River Maas in the summer of 1884

Maasdam II (1889-1902) arriving at the Hoboken Pier, autumn 1900

Maasdam III (1921-1941) in the harbour of Veracruz c. 1931

Maasdam IV (1952-1968) seen in The Solent en route to Rotterdam c.1954

Maasdam V (1993-) cruising in calm waters


All images are copyright by Captain Stephen J. Card and used with permission of Captain Card and  Carmania Press.

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19 January 2004. Revised 31 October 2014.