SS Prinses Amalia

SS Prinses Amalia was a Dutch steam ship built for the Netherland Line (Dutch Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland (SMN) or Netherlands Steamship Company) in 1874 by John Elder & Co. of Govan on the River Clyde.[1]

Name: SS Prinses Amalia
  • Dutch Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland 1874-1904[1]
  • L. Pittaluga 1906[1]
Builder: John Elder & Co.
Yard number: 166[1]
Launched: 19 March 1874[1]
In service: 1874
Out of service: 1906
Renamed: Amalia, 1906
Fate: Broken up, 1906
General characteristics
Class and type: Passenger liner[1]
Tonnage: 3,480 GRT[1]
Length: 371 ft 6 in (113.2 m)[1]
Beam: 39 ft 9 in (12.1 m)[1]
Draught: 22.2 feet (6.8 m)[1]
Installed power: 1,600 ihp (1,200 kW) (as built)
  • As built:: Single screw, 2-cylinder
  • 50 & 86 in × 42 in
  • (1,300 & 2,200 mm × 1,100 mm) steam engine[1]
  • From 1892: Single screw, triple-expansion 3-cylinder steam engine by Kon. Maats De Schelde, Vlissingen[1]
Sail plan: 3-masted barque
Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)


Prinses Amalia was one of the earliest steamers to operate in the Amsterdam - Java service (inaugurated by SMN in 1871), spending her entire service life on this route.[1]


She was broken up at Genoa in 1906 having been renamed Amalia for her final delivery voyage.[1]

Notable passengers


  1. "Prinses Amalia". Clyde Built Ships. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  2. "Mata Hari". Encyclopedia of World Biography. YourDictionary.Com. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  3. Shipman, Pat (2002). The man who found the missing link : Eugène Dubois and his lifelong quest to prove Darwin right (1st Harvard University Press pbk. ed.). Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. p. 76 and 538. ISBN 9780674008663.
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