Captain Jan Burger (a)

Captain Jan Burger was born on 27 January 1876 in the town of Brielle located in the western part of Brielle.

I do not know anything of his early years and career apart from the fact that the company advised he was of the Protestant  faith. He came to Holland America as a Captain in 1920 as they needed a relief captain for the ss Warszawa, the small coastal passengership the company operated between Poland and Rotterdam.

He retired in 1931 after 11 years with Holland America. He passed away in 1941 and was cremated in Driehuis (west of Amsterdam) on 15 or 19 December.

3rd mates license:             10 oct. 1894

2nd mates license:            29 dec. 1897

1st mates license:             24 apr.  1900

Any information is welcome to complete the biography.

Date:                     Function:                             Ship:                                      Wages and/or remarks.

20 jul.    1920       Captain                                 Warszawa                           600,–

01 jan.   1920       wage increased                                                                 650,–    backdated.

16 Oct.  1921       Wage decreased                                                                585,–

23 Dec. 1921       Captain                                 Gorredijk                             585,–

22 Feb. 1922       Captain                                 Warszawa                           585,–

16 mar. 1922       Wage decrease                                                                 560,–

17 nov. 1922       Captain                                 Meerkerk                            625,–    Holl Br. India Line

18 dec. 1922       Captain                                 Warszawa                           560,–

16 mar. 1923       Captain                                 Bovenkerk                          625,–

04 apr.  1923       Captain                                 Warzawa                             560—

19 Dec. 1923       Captain                                 Streefkerk                          625,–

22 jan.   1924       Captain                                 Blijdendijk                           560,–

30 apr.  1924       Captain                                 Gaasterdijk                         560,–

16 jun.  1924       Captain                                 Warszawa                           560,–

04 sep.  1924       Captain                                 Bovenkerk                          560,–                    VNS

29 sep. 1924       Captain                                 Kinderdijk                           560,–

04 dec. 1924       Captain                                 Boschdijk                             560,–

03 feb. 1925       Captain                                 Beemsterdijk                     560,–

08 apr.  1925       Temporary ashore

21 Apr.  1925       Captain                                 Bilderdijk                             560,–

27 may. 1925       Temporary ashore

01 jul     1925       Captain                                 Hoogkerk                            625,–                    VNS

16 jul.    1925       Temporary ashore

20 jul.    1925       Captain                                 Warszawa                           560,–

08 aug. 1925       Captain                                 Beemsterdijk                     560,–

27 Oct. 1925       Captain                                 Boschdijk                             560,–

15 mar. 1926       Temporary ashore

01 apr. 1926       Captain                                 Warszawa                           560,–

13 may. 1926       With the Volendam to Rotterdam after handing over the Warszawa.

26 may. 1926       Temporary ashore

18 jun. 1926       Captain                                 Beemsterdijk                     560,–

22 jul.    1926       Temporary          ashore

03 aug. 1926       Sailed with the Volendam to New York as passenger to join the Vechtdijk

17 aug. 1926       Captain                                 Vechtdijk                             560,–    at New York

01 apr. 1927       Wage increase                                                                   580,–

20 jul.    1927     Captain                                 Veendam                            580,–  at New York (as pax to R’dam)

03 aug. 1927      Captain                                 ashore                                  580,-

01 sep. 1927       Captain                                 Burgerdijk                           580,–

01 jan.   1929      Wage increase to                                                              600,–

20 nov. 1929       Captain                                 Noorderdijk                       600,–

01 jan.   1930       Captain                                 Noorderdijk                       620,–

28 oct. 1930        Temporary ashore                                                           620,–

01 jan.   1931       Dismissed due to reaching the age limited. Continue to pay the wage until 1 july 1931

 

(a) photo via Mr. D. van der Horst.