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Boilerfront

Boilerfront

Our volunteers Jan Egberts and Jim Luteijn placed an original boilerfront in the engine room. There were 16 of these boilerfronts on the four boilers of the ship. They were replaced when the boilersystem was automatized during the eighties. The fronts were delivered...

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20 years ago in Hong Kong

20 years ago in Hong Kong

Today 20 years ago the ss Rotterdam arrived in Hong Kong during her final world cruise. She stayed there until the 5th of March. The ship on the other side of the pier is the ms Oriana (1995) of P&O. The picture comes from the collection of captain Leo van...

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Interior improvements

Interior improvements

Our volunteers have constructed a rail to protect the special glass wall plates in the Queens Lounge. The wall plates have been damaged severely by catering transports. Fortunately our volunteers found some spare plates in one of the holds of the ship, so they could...

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Worldmap moved to a new place

Worldmap moved to a new place

Our volunteers removed the worldmap from the foyer between Smoking Room and Grand Ballroom to the Central Staircase on Upper-Promenadedeck. A new place for the map was necessary because the foyer between Smoking Room and Grand ballroom has been transformed into a...

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Baldachin in Tropic Bar completed

Baldachin in Tropic Bar completed

picture Jan-Willem Koene This week our volunteers completed the reconstruction of the baldachin above the bar in the Tropic Bar. The original baldachin was scrapped during the refurbishment in 2007. Although the original drawings of architect Carel Wirtz were...

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60 years ago

60 years ago

On December 14, 1956  the keel was laid at the Rotterdam Drydock Company for the biggest ocean liner that ever has been built in The Netherlands. Her name was number 300 until Queen Juliana christened her on September 13, 1958 when the ship was...

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Rebirth baldachin

Rebirth baldachin

This week our volunteers replaced parts of the baldachin in the Tropic Bar. This replica of the original is nearing completion. The original baldachin was scrapped in 2006/07 during the renovation of the ship.  Picture Koos...

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Third airscoop replaced

Third airscoop replaced

Thanks to Strik Stoomketelverhuur N.V. we were able to replace the third airscoop on the forward deck. The original situation has been restored as it was between 1959 and 1961, when Holland-America Line removed the scoops....

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Progress in the Tropic Bar

Progress in the Tropic Bar

The restoration of the baldachin in the Tropic Bar is nearing completion. Our volunteers are working hard to finish the job in a few weeks. Pictures Jan-Willem Koene...

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Artwork restored in inside swimming pool

Artwork restored in inside swimming pool

Our volunteer Jan Fahner has restored the lost piece of art in the inside swimming pool. When the ship was built the artist Jan Rot made an anode aluminium sculpture named ‘Deep sea flora and fauna’. It was placed at the forward bulkhead of the swimming pool....

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