C.E.A. van Boeckel

Dutch Maritime Artist

Had al jong belangstelling voor schepen en maritieme kunst, werd cartografisch tekenaar van beroep en die combinatie leidde na pensionering tot een hobby, de Nederlandse scheepvaart in beeld.

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As from a very young age I was interested in ships and maritime art, became a professional cartographic draughtsman and that combination leaded after retirement, to a hobby, the portraits of the Dutch shipping.


s.s. VOLENDAM (1922-1952) Holland Amerika Lijn

m.s. WILLEM RUYS (1947-1964) Koninklijke Rotterdamsche Lloyd

s.s. NIEUW AMSTERDAM (1938-1974) Holland Amerika Lijn

m.s. ORANJE (1939-1964) Stoomvaart Mij. Nederland

s.s. ROTTERDAM (1897) Holland Amerika Lijn

Built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast (8186grt; 147x16m; 14kn; 1161 passengers in 3 classes). Sailed in Rotterdam-New York service until 1906 when sold Denmark as C.F.TIETGEN. Became Russian DWINSK 1914 and was sunk by U-boat NE of Bermuda 1918. First outstanding HAL passengership.

m.s. SIBAJAK (1928) Rotterdamsche Lloyd

Built by De Schelde, Flushing (12040grt; 161x19m; 17kn; 454 passengers in 3 classes). Sailed in Rotterdam-Java mailservice until end 1939. From 1941 used as trooptransport to become immigrantship 1951. Broken up at Hongkong 1959.


s.s. ROTTERDAM (1959) Holland Amerika Lijn

Built by Rotterdamsche Droogdok Mij, Rotterdam (38645grt; 228x29m; 21,5kn; 1456 passengers in 2 classes). Engaged in the Rotterdam-New York service until 1969 followed by years of cruising from North American bases. In 1997 sold to Premier Cruise Lines, Nassau and renamed REMBRANDT.

m.s. PRINSENDAM (1973) Holland Amerika Lijn

Built by De Merwede, Hardinxveld (8566grt; 114x62m; 21kn; 452 passengers). HAL's first purpose built cruiseliner. Seasonal operations between Indonesian and Alaskan markets. Caught fire in Gulf of Alaska west of Cape Spencer to capzise while in tow off Baranof Island 11 Oktober 1980.


I have been informed that mr. C.E.A. van Boeckel has passed away on 21 March 2009 at the age of 84 years.

We have lost a great artist.

Achtergrond en afbeeldingen zijn copyright van en afgebeeld met toestemming van C.E.A. van Boeckel.

Background and images are copyright of and published with permission of C.E.A. van Boeckel.

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18 January 2004.

Updated: 28 March 2009.