Elizabeth Anne VanderPutten -  S.S. P.Caland

S.S. P. Caland (1874 - 1897)

The P. Caland -- listed by the Library of Congress as an "Immigrant Ship" -- brought my grandfather Pieter Vander Putten, his brothers and sisters and my grandmother to the U.S.A. from Holland in 1887. My great grandfather Jan Dirk (John Richard) had come here earlier and made the arrangements.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Detroit Publishing Co. photo collection.
  "The P.Caland was a 2,540 gross ton ship, built by Robert Napier & Sons, Glasgow in 1874 for the Holland America Line. Her details were - length 350.1ft x beam 38.1ft, clipper stem, one funnel, three masts (rigged for sail), iron construction, single screw and a speed of 10 knots. There was capacity for 50-1st and 600-3rd class passengers. Launched on 2/5/1874, she sailed from Rotterdam on 11/7/1874 on her maiden voyage to Plymouth and New York. On 14/7/1888 she started her first Amsterdam - New York sailing and on 24/5/1890 resumed Rotterdam - Boulogne - New York voyages. She collided with, and sank the British steamer Glamorgan in the English Channel on 15/4/1891 and on 15/7/1891 resumed Amsterdam - New York sailings. Her last voyage on this service commenced on 10/4/1897 and later the same year she went to the Italian owned Cosulich Line and was renamed Ressel. In 1899 she became the French owned Caramanie and in March 1910 was scrapped at Marseilles." [Source: North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.3,p.909]