Nederlandsche Dok en Scheepsbouw Maatschappij

The Nederlandsche Dok en Scheepsbouw Maatschappij (NDSM) (Dutch: Netherlands dock and shipbuilding company), was a shipbuilding and repair company based in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, existing from 1946 to 1979.

Nederlandsche Dok en Scheepsbouw Maatschappij
HeadquartersAmsterdam, the Netherlands
ProductsCivilian ships and warships
Former docks of NDSM


Partnership turned into Public CompanyEdit

The company came into existence as a general partnership named Nederlandsche Dok en Scheepsbouw Maatschappij (NDSM), founded by Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Maatschappij (NSM) and Nederlandsche Dok Maatschappij (NDM) both from Amsterdam. On 27 February 1946 this partnership was confirmed by the shareholders of both companies.[1] The partnership would soon be turned into the public company NDSM NV. All assets would be handed to NDSM, and staff would get a contract with NDSM. The board would be formed by members of the boards of the old public companies. These would continue to exist and remained accountable for any loss,[2] but had no other relevance.


Customers of NDSM included Koninklijke Paketvaart-Maatschappij (KPM), Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM), Royal Dutch Shell and the Royal Netherlands Navy.

Warships builtEdit

Name Launched Note
Friesland-class destroyers
Friesland 1953
Groningen 1954
Drenthe 1955
Amsterdam 1956
Van Speijk-class frigates
Van Speijk 1965
Tjerk Hiddes 1965
Isaac Sweers 1967


  1. ^ "Ned. Scheepsbouw Mij. en Ned. Dok Mij. fusievoorstellen bekrachtigd". De Tijd. 28 February 1946.
  2. ^ "Fusie Ned. Scheepsbouw en Ned. Dok Mij". De Tijd. 12 February 1946.

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