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60 years old seagoing tug Elbe visits the ss Rotterdam

60 years old seagoing tug Elbe visits the ss Rotterdam

60 years ago the sea going tug Elbe came into service. Together with the Clyde she was the most powerful tug of L. Smit en Co’s Internationale Sleepdienst in 1959. On Saturday April 6 she visited the ss Rotterdam, that is celebrating her 60th birthday too. Both...

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Blue sections in the Odyssee

Blue sections in the Odyssee

In the Odyssee room we restored the blue sections on the forward bulkhead. On request of WestCord Hotels the original service tables will not return. The situation in 2004  Picture Klaas Krijnen Our volunteer Koos Sanderse is setting out the sections  Picture Klaas...

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Revival of the artwork in the Tropic bar

Revival of the artwork in the Tropic bar

The Friends of steamship Rotterdam reconstructed the artwork in the Tropic bar. Our volunteer Jan Fahner is a real craftsman and has rebuilt the complete artwork. PPG Industries supported him free by analyzing the colors and by coating the doors of the closets. We are...

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High tide and the sun

High tide and the sun

2019 started with rough weather. Tuesday January 8 the tide was very high. Visitors had to climb the gangways. Wednesday January 9 the ss Rotterdam lay peacefully in the sun. Pictures by Maarten Krijnen Pictures by Klaas Krijnen  

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LEGO-models on board

LEGO-models on board

Jeroen Struijs is an enthusiastic builder of LEGO-models. He created wonderful models of the ss Nieuw Amsterdam and the ss Rotterdam. It took about 4.000 pieces and 25 hours to create each model. Last Wednesday he gave them on loan to our foundation. They can be seen...

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ss Rembrandt in Rotterdam

ss Rembrandt in Rotterdam

Today 20 years ago the ss Rotterdam visited Rotterdam with the name ss Rembrandt. It was for the first time since she left Rotterdam on October 6 1971. pictures Klaas Krijnen

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Celebration of the launch

Celebration of the launch

On September 13 festivities took place on the ssRotterdam to celebrate that the ship was launched 60 years ago by Queen Juliana. Mrs. Agaath Reuchlin repeated the explanation her father, director of Holland America Line in those days, gave about the design of the ss...

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Launch ss Rotterdam

Launch ss Rotterdam

On September 13 it was 60 years ago that Queen Juliana christened and launched the ss Rotterdam at the Rotterdam Drydock Company (RDM). picture RDM picture J.Groeneveld picture RDM picture J. Wijdenes picture J. Groeneveld picture J....

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# 300 at the end of August 1958

# 300 at the end of August 1958

On August 29, two weeks before the launch, the construction of the ss Rotterdam was far advanced. The first picture shows the forward deck that is almost ready. Behind it the construction of the superstructure can be seen up to the Sundeck. The spare anchor is already...

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