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Dutch Heritage Ceramic Wall Plaque
by Heppner, Sheldon, design
These exclusive Delft blue-style plaques make great gifts, specifically for immigration anniversaries, reunions and family gatherings. Built in Vlissingen at the shipyard De Schelde (181) in 1927 as a passenger ship (accommodating 527 with a crew of 209), the Sibajak modernized already in 1935. While owned by Rotterdam Lloyd, she served as a trooptransportship under the management of P & O until 1948. The ship was pressed into service on the route Rotterdam - Sydney, Australia in 1950 to take Dutch immigrants abroad; and repatriate Dutch nationals from Indonesia in 1951. First voyage to Quebec, Canada and to New York in 1952. Broken up in Hongkong in 1959.
Various Sibajak immigrant passengers (to Canada) contributed their recollections to the book To All Our Children.
The Project I Remember welcomes the participation of Dutch immigrant families and others who crossed the Atlantic Ocean aboard the Sibajak.
The 6"x6" (15cmx15cm) plaques have protective cork feet for surface use and a hanger for display on walls. They are packaged and shipped in styrofoam-lined boxes. These plaques can be found throughout North America at thousands of Dutch immigrant homes. The design can also be customized with family information for quantities of 40 or more. We welcome requests for quotes.
USD 14.95 / CAD 14.95