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Our volunteers at work

Our volunteers at work

In July our volunteers finished two projects: the restoration of a locker with fire hose on C deck and the navigation lights on Boat deck. On the pictures you see our volunteers Ton Lenselink and Jan Tjassens Keiser restoring the firehose locker and Koos Sanderse...

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Wooden boxes on the bridge wings

Wooden boxes on the bridge wings

Our volunteer Jan Fahner restored two wooden boxes on the bridge wings. The boxes were used to store nautical instuments. One of the boxes was found in a bad condition when the renovation of the ship was finished. Jan restored it and made a new second one.

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Painting by Martinus Schouman back to the ss Rotterdam

Painting by Martinus Schouman back to the ss Rotterdam

Today Captain Victor Stoica of the ms Borealis handed over the original painting of Martinus Schouman to the chairman of our foundation. The painting came from the ss Rotterdam V where it decorated the captains dayroom since 1959. When the ss Rotterdam left the fleet...

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Het Zonneschip restored

Het Zonneschip restored

The artwork Het Zonneschip (The Sunship) of the artist Willem Akkermans is an eye catcher in the Skyroom on Bridge deck of the ss Rotterdam. Through the years parts of the metal wires have disappeared. Our volunteers Henk Salij and Ton Lenselink have restored the...

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A Caribbean cruise in 1984 on the ss Rotterdam

A Caribbean cruise in 1984 on the ss Rotterdam

In November 1984 Mr and Mrs George Wilde made a cruise in the Caribbean on the ss Rotterdam. They documented their cruise perfectly on a website that presents an extensive impression of life on board the ss Rotterdam in the eighties. We really appreciate all the work...

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65 years ago the keel was laid

65 years ago the keel was laid

65 years go, on December 14 1956, the keel of the ss Rotterdam was laid at the Rotterdam Drydock Company. In fact the first two sections of the ship, then known as yard number 300, were placed on the slope.

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Volunteers at work on the ss Rotterdam

Volunteers at work on the ss Rotterdam

Our volunteers are up and coming on the ss Rotterdam. After working on the restoration of the wooden artwork in the Queens lounge they continued to arrange the original drawings of the ship and preparing the traditional Christmas star between the smoke stacks. An...

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50 years ago last departure from Rotterdam

50 years ago last departure from Rotterdam

On October 6 1971 the ss Rotterdam left the harbour of Rotterdam for the last time with her original name. After drydocking she went on a transatlantic voyage to New York. It lasted till October 26,1998, when she returned to Rotterdam as ss Rembrandt. Picture taken by...

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Restauration artwork Queens Lounge

Restauration artwork Queens Lounge

Our volunteers have reached a very satisfying result in restoring the mural artwork in the Queens Lounge. The Queens Lounge of 1959 has been designed by H.P. Mutters Jr. The wooden artwork was made of aspen, with an inlay of several species of wood depicting...

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At anchor

At anchor

Especially during cruises the ss Rotterdam had to anchor off the harbour. Because of that the anchor gear was a very important provision on board. Our volunteer Jan van Pijkeren produced a documentary film of the manufactoring and use of the anchor gear. Pleas visit...

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