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Ocean Liner History and Stories from the Sea, Past and Present. With an In Depth focus on Holland America Line

Driel van, Freek Hendrikus.

Capt. Freek van Driel

Capt. Freek van Driel

Captain van Driel was in command in the late 70’s and early 80’s. This photo was taken just before or on the maiden voyage of the Nieuw Amsterdam III in 1983


  1. frank van der Schoot

    June 26, 2015 at 7:52 am

    Capt. Freek van Driel was my mothers cousin ,
    I admired him greatly, he was every inch a gentleman.
    The stories he told us as we had a family diner or party I still remember !
    How good to see his picture in/on your HAL-site !
    Frank Eelke van der Schoot

    • thank you for reading my blog.

      If you have any memories to share, I will gladly publish him on the blog. Eventually his full bio will go on line, when I have compiled it, but at the moment I am still digging into the group of captains between 1930 and 1960

      Best regards

      Capt. Albert

  2. I used to be best friends with his daughter Mies. I stumbled onto this page while looking for her on the internet. We are talking 43 years ago. If you have any info on the whereabouts of Mies, I would be grateful if you could email me. Also would love to read the biography of captain Van Driel when it is ready to be posted on the internet. Many thanks.

    • Good morning,

      thank you for reading my blog.
      I will send you the email address of her brother Arjen off page, no doubt he will be able to help you.

      Best regards

      Capt. Albert

  3. Thank you. I look forward to receiving your email.

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