Captain Stephen J. Card M.N.I.

Maritime Artist

On the Amsterdam you find three paintings of ships bearing the name of the capital of the Netherlands and three paintings bearing the name Nieuw Amsterdam which was the name of the fortified settlement on the island of Manhattan, later becoming New York.

Amsterdam I (1880-1884) inbound for Rotterdam in the Nieuwe Waterweg c. 1881

Amsterdam II (1887-1905) on the Grand Banks in 1898

Amsterdam III (2000-) in the Straits of Gibraltar

Nieuw Amsterdam I (1906-1932) arriving at New York on a summer evening in the late 1920's

Nieuw Amsterdam II (1938-1974) arriving at Southampton's Ocean Terminal c.1960

Nieuw Amsterdam III (1983-2000) lying at anchor off a tropical beach

  For Prinsendam he was commissioned for five paintings to be displayed on the landings of the after stair tower.

Later a larger painting was added, which is on display on the landing between Promenade and Upper Promenade Decks in the forward stair tower.

Prinsendam I (1973-1980) sailing Alaskan waters

Prinsendam II (2002-) steaming past Eddystone Lighthouse in the summer of 2002

Nieuw Amsterdam II meeting Veendam III at sea on 7 December 1973.

Statendam IV (1956-1983) entering Two-Rock Passage near Hamilton, Bermuda

Rotterdam V (1959-1997) at full speed on the North Atlantic

De Wilhelminakade - Summer 1958

The Holland America Line's flagship Nieuw Amsterdam II outward bound from the port of Rotterdam. Lying astern are the fleetmates Statendam IV and Maasdam IV.


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.