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Bronze of Queen Juliana is back

Bronze of Queen Juliana is back

The bronze of Queen Juliana has been replaced at the entrance of the Queens Lounge. It was a gift of the Rotterdam Drydock Company, in remembrance of the christening of the ss Rotterdam by Her Majesty on September 13 1958. The bronze was designed by Pieter de Monchy....

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Renovation Upper-Promenadedeck

Renovation Upper-Promenadedeck

The aft end of the Upper-Promenadedeck is being renovated. The teak deck was in a very bad condition. Now the wood has been removed the lengthening of the steel deck in about 1986 can be seen. Other interesting historical facts are the ‘diamond plate’ for...

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ss Nieuw Amsterdam in the Library

ss Nieuw Amsterdam in the Library

In three showcases in the Library on Upper-Promenadedeck a small exhibition has been placed about the ss Nieuw Amsterdam. 80 years ago the ship was launched and in 1938 she was introduced as the new flagship of Holland America Line. She was very popular as a liner and...

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Chronometer

Chronometer

At the bridge the chronometer is essential for navigation. Without a chronometer it is impossible to define the exact position of the ship when using the sextant. Unfortunately tot original chronometer has been removed from the ss Rotterdam. Observator Watersport in...

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De Schelde

De Schelde

A copy of the original builders’ plate of “De Schelde” has been mounted on the port low pressure turbine. The turbines of the ss Rotterdam have been built by Royal “De Schelde” at Flushing, with a license of the Parsons Marine Turbine...

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Work in progress

Work in progress

Our volunteers are restoring a cutting machine from the former printshop on board. The machine gets a new place near other historical instruments. In the engineroom several builders plates have been...

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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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