Saturday, October 8, 2016

On Ships They Came: SS Zeeland

Built in 1900, she was the sister ship to Vaderland. During WWI she served as a troop carrier, then was converted back to  passenger ship in 1916.  She continued service as a passenger ship under different ownership and names until she was  sold and scrapped in 1930.

At the age of 15, Anton (Thomas) Kollain sailed by himself on the SS Zeeland of the Red Star Line, departing Antwerp on March 5th, 1910, and arriving in New York on March 15th.  He was temporarily detained as a "Likely Public Charge" until claimed by his parents, Ignatz & Maria Kollain, who arrived in 1909 on the the SS Kroonland (a near sister ship of the Zeeland) and were already residing in New York.
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