De Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij

(The Rotterdam Drydock Company)


Photos courtesy of the Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij and Roel Zwama

Laying the keel, January 5, 1936.

March 3, 1936

Construction progresses

October 13, 1936

Worker with wooden shoes

March 10, 1937

Her Royal Highness, Queen Wilhelmina
arriving to launch the Nieuw Amsterdam

The launching, April 10, 1937

Placing the aft funnel

March 13, 1938, being moved to drydock
for the final inspection of the hull prior to sea trials

Transfer of the house flags

April 23, 1938, on the Nieuwe Waterweg (New Waterway)
for the official trials on the North Sea and upon completion, transfer to her owners

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