After a stay of three months she was towed to Gdansk, Poland, to be completely refiited to her former glory and have the asbestos still onboard in large plastic bags removed. In 1973 the Rotterdam was in the large da Silva-dock in Lisbon for routine maintenance and a switch of her hull colors from dove-grey to dark blue when one of the walls of the dock collapsed. In 1983 HAL adopted a new logo: the sailing vessel Halve Maen with the impressive bows of a modern cruise liner. Rotterdam Passenger Lists 1899-1954. One of the port officers had declared the port of Rotterdam would guarantee this loan. Inbound from Antwerp to Goole in October 1958 when involved in a collision, was beached and subsequently salved but was found to be a total constructive … Mid-Century Modern Cruise Ship The Dutch cruise liner SS Rotterdam, known as “The Grande Dame" sailed from 1959 and is now preserved as a hotel/museum/tourist attraction and permanently docked in Rotterdam, Netherlands MS Rotterdam and her sister ship MS Amsterdam were co-flagships of Holland America Line (HAL). Please Note: Firefox, iPhones, iPads & some other Search Engines may not be suitable Use Google Chrome for this Web Page to load perfectly!. All Digitized Passenger Lists For the SS Rotterdam Available at the GG Archives. In 1985 Rotterdam was refitted again, public spaces and cabins were upgraded. It took 24 days to tow her to Gibraltar. Rotterdam was the sixth Holland America vessel to bear the name. In 1985, Suddenly in 1989 HAL was sold to the US Company Carnival Cruise Line from Miami. It took 24 days to tow her to Gibraltar. Four men played a key role in the overall design of the ship: head of the design department of the HAL mr. Van Veen, mr. van Engelen who was HAL’s leading architect, mr. Stapel head engineer of the RDM-yard and HAL president mr. de Monchy who had  a keen interest in the new ship’s interiors. She was named for SS Rotterdam of 1959, and also named after the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands. The empty hull of the ship was heated in several places  so workers could continue working on the ship throughout the winter. As mentioned already, the new HAL flagship would have no funnel. Premier was engulfed in protests as all Rembrandt fans strongly objected against this plan. The Rotterdam was the last great Dutch "ship of state", employing the finest artisans from the Netherlands in her construction and fitting out process. On Sept. 13th 2000 Premier Cruises suddenly declared bankruptcy, as poor marketing, old ships which needed frequent repairs (and passenger refunds for lost sailings) and a series of mishaps had forced the company deeply into the red. 160 million euro’s that the Dutch Government stepped in. Rotterdam V, also known as “The Grande Dame” sailed across the Atlantic beginning in 1959 as a two-class ship, transitioning to single-class service 10 years later. Another notable ship during the post-war period was the SS Rotterdam of 1959, one of the first North Atlantic ships equipped for two-class transatlantic crossing and one-class luxury cruising. With her 38,645 gross registered tonnage, the ss Rotterdam is the flagship of the Holland America Line and of the Dutch merchant shipping, one of the top ten large passenger ships. Finally a buyer was found when Westcord hotels, a Dutch hotel chain acquired the ship for 30 million euro in 2012. (Double-Screw Steamship) Rotterdam (V) . Two elevators could carry workers and material to a height of 30m. Her career spanned forty-one years. This took until April 2005. In the passenger department 350 Indonesian crew members were introduced, and it took a lot of effort to keep onboard service on the same level with all these alterations. She arrived at the Cammel Laird yard, where asbestos was removed or sealed. The fifth SS Rotterdam, known as "The Grande Dame", was launched by Queen Juliana in a gala ceremony on 13 September 1958, and completed the following summer. She was turned around 90 degrees when the wave hit her. Subsequently, she settled into a pattern of cruises in the  Caribbean and Alaska. During a world cruise in 1976, She escaped disaster when she was struck by a 100 ft. wave off the Coast of Marocco. She had been in lay up now for almost 4 years and the warm and damp climate had taken its toll. Zoom.nl is de grootste fotografiecommunity van Nederland. The ship looks fantastic. The RDM had now placed, In the Netherlands, housing corporation Woonbron had lost so much money on the ship, appr. It was was painted on Rotterdam’s  “dummy-funnel” mid ships. On Oct 27th 1955, the Holland America Line (HAL) placed an order  at the Rotterdamse Droogdok Maatschappij, a shipyard in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, which mainly repaired and overhauled ships as its core business. The ship was advertised with the slogan “The ship of tomorrow … today!” Rotterdam V, also known as “The Grande Dame” sailed across the Atlantic beginning in 1959 as a two-class ship, transitioning to single-class service 10 years later. As the former flagship of the Holland-America Line, ss Rotterdam has sailed the seven seas. It later converted to a one-class ship in 1969. Museum and hotel ship SS Rotterdam built 1959 in Rotterdam, 05.01.2016. d140267 (3255) - rotterdam - 2014.07.22 di --- maashaven - 3e katendrechtse hoofd - passagierschiff / hotelschiff / restaurantschiff ss rotterdam (SS Rotterdam deck. A conflict between the new crew members and the HAL management caused the cancellation of an entire cruise. It was a  sunny day and 60,000 spectators watched the ship slide into the river Maas. Destination: New York. Member. On board was Princess Beatrix, eldest daughter of Queen Juliana. Prices started form $1395 for an inside cabin on B-deck. Now the Port of Rotterdam Authority found itself in a difficult position. The maiden voyage of the Rotterdam started on Sept 3rd 1959 when she left the Wilhelminakade for Le Havre, after which she would proceed to Southampton and then to her final destination New York. Rotterdam’s first cruise took place from December 11 1959 until January 29 1960. 300 had actually begun. 160 million euro’s that the Dutch Government stepped in. Having been delivered after her Sea Trails, etc., she was manned with officers and crew and fully stocked and made ready for her maiden voyage from Rotterdam on September 3, 1959 to New York City! 1959: Antwerp - New York service, 1951 Hamburg - Vancouver service, 1954 renamed Diemerdyk, 1968 sold to Liberia renamed Oriental Amiga. Among the guests aboard was then-crown princess Beatrix. Rotterdam V, also known as "The Grande Dame," set sail in 1959 and began sailing transatlantic crossings with two classes of service. In the Netherlands, housing corporation Woonbron had lost so much money on the ship, appr. Rotterdam. The. Her sea trials and handing over to Holland America Line took place on July 20, 1959, just a few months before her maiden crossing of the Atlantic. She arrived in her former homeport Rotterdam in August 2008 and opened to the public in February 2010. The hotel department would be used mainly for those who had to stay in Rotterdam for longer periods because of business or study (exchange programs). SS Rotterdam Passenger Lists 1904-1937. All Rights Reserved. HAL had had plans for a running mate and eventually a successor to the, In 1952 HAL had begun serious negotiations with RDM and the first designs were completed. The Auditorium measured 24m x 20m x 5,60m (LxWxH) and by seating 607 persons (including 163 on the balcony) it was the largest ship theater in the world at the time, although the in … Nieuw Amsterdam would remain on the North Atlantic for another two years before she too was returned for permanent use in cruise service. Het is een stoomschip met oliegestookte stoomketels en stoomturbines. The Queen and Prince inspected the vessel and they turned out to be very interested in the artwork which could be found all over the ship. 1959 Named: ROTTERDAM for N.V. Mailschip "Rotterdam", Rotterdam. T… The ship was named after her homeport of Rotterdam and it was the fifth time this name was used in the history of the company. The ship had to be able to carry passengers in two classes on its Transatlantic voyages from Roterdam to  New York and switch to one class when cruising. Her farewell cruise was announced which ended on sept 30th in Fort Lauderdale. The SS Rotterdam of the Holland-America Line ca 1900. Meanwhile, in August 2004, the RDM (Mr. van den Nieuwenhuizen) and the Port of Rotterdam Authority had a serious dispute concerning a loan from the Port to the RDM. Michael H. Standart. Just under a year later, on Thursday 3 September, 1959, The SS Rotterdam departed on her maiden voyage from Rotterdam to New York. The crown princess attended several formal activities, like meetings with Dwight Eisenhower, president of the United States and Nelson Rockefeller, the Governor of the State of New York. Board dedicated to the steamship Rotterdam of 1959, flagship of the Holland-America Line. Among the guests aboard was then-crown princess Beatrix. In June 2005, housing corporation Woonbron and investment company Eurobalance issued a  peress statement in which they announced they had acquired the ship. Rotterdam was now taken to the port of Cadiz at the end of 2005 where she was repainted in her old dove grey HAL colours. That same year Rotterdam left its homeport of Rotterdam foregood, she would never call there again while sailing for the HAL. Mar 6, 2018 - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For other ships of the same name, see List of ships named SS Rotterdam. Holland America ... "On 27 December 2009 we went and visited the ss Rotterdam in Rotterdam. It took 21 months to build the vessel. The ship would be used as a hotel, museum and pupils of the Albeda college would be able to do their internship aboard to laern professions like welder, painter or even administratibve jobs. Shipping Lines. Finally, on Dec. 15th 1956 construction of the ship was started. In her country of birth, the Netherlands, several business men tried to acquire her for use as a static hotel in Amsterdam but this scheme was abandoned as there was no suitable berth available to dock her permanently. HAL S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam en S.S. Rotterdam In New York 1959. 1945 hull sunk as blockship by Germans. Work on yard no. The name of the company was changed back to Holland America Line. SS Rotterdam Passenger Lists 1904-1937. The staircases used to be seperated from each other, the only thing in between were these colored glass windows. It was a  sunny day and 60,000 spectators watched the ship slide into the river Maas. However, occasionally the yard also built vessels completely from scratch. The launch of the ss Rotterdam on September 13 1958 picture J. Groeneveld. She had been in lay up now for almost 4 years and the warm and damp climate had taken its toll. Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and one of the largest ports in the world. In 2000, Premier Cruises announced plans to rename all of their vessels Big Red Boat I to IV, they would be painted bright red and sail out of several US ports both on the East and West coast. All text and photographs (unless stated otherwise). Reply. The ss Rotterdam is the 'Grande Dame' of Rotterdam. Even a model with three funnels was produced (in the end the Rotterdam would have no funnels at all!). During her stay at Gibraltar, Rembrandt was renamed Rotterdam again. Media in category "Interior of Rotterdam (ship, 1959)" The following 177 files are in this category, out of 177 total. She disembarked before docking at the port of New York, switching to a Dutch naval vessel, HMS Gelderland. (ship, 1959) Information about the vessel may be found at IMO 5301019. Inside SS Rotterdam, Ambassador Lounge, foto 1.JPG 4,608 × 3,456; 3.14 MB To the relief of the. During an official ceremony the first two sections were placed on the slipway. They find the two slender chimneys, instead of the traditional smoking chimney in the middle, a bit too modern at first. In 1961, Rotterdam left New York for her first world cruise during which she would call at twenty ports. The RDM had now placed Rotterdam in a subsidiary firm they now wanted to liquidate. Map of Rotterdam Harbor circa 1908. The Rotterdam was docked in the brand new RDM drydock on Dec 9th for “the finishing touch”  and on July 11th she left Rotterdam for her first trials. 9,399: Dinteldyk (2) completed as Ryndam (2) Dinteldyk (3) 1957 The legendary Rotterdam of the Holland America Line, enjoying a productive retirement in the namesake City of her birth. SS Rotterdam departs the HAL Terminal at the Wilhelmina Kade, with the great SS Nieuw Amsterdam (1938) Rotterdam Year Built: 2021 Years old: 0 Tons: 99500 Speed: 24.0 Length: 935 Beam: 115 Cabins: 1339 Crew: 1025 Passengers: 2666 to 3214 Space Ratio: 31 Total decks: 13 Decks with cabins: 8 Woonbron was forced to sell the ship to the highest bidder and it was feared the, Finally a buyer was found when Westcord hotels, a Dutch hotel chain acquired the ship for 30 million euro in 2012. During the  first years of her career, the Rotterdam  cruised in between her transatlantic  liner service between Rotterdam and New York. As far as Rembrandt was concerned, the plan was hastily abandoned, for their other ships it was carried out. Her career spanned forty-one years. All cabins receieved private facilities in the refit while the total number of passengers was lowered from 1.456 to 1009. The Rotterdam was the last great Dutch "ship of state", employing the finest artisans from the Netherlands in her construction and fitting out process. Rotterdam (V), 1959 The Auditorium aboard the D.S.S. Carnival sent the Rotterdam that same year to a ship yard in Portland, Oregon where she was overhauled once again. It caused a list of 35 degrees but Rotterdam uprighted herself. However the authortities were not  notified hereof. To AHL management in 1935 and served as an ammunition replenishment ship at Scapa Flow in World War II. (a 100% daughter of the "Holland-Amerika Lijn"). They renamed her Rembrandt, relating to her Dutch heritage. Instead of the old fashioned funnel, twin uptakes were placed aft. In 1997, Carnival Cruise Line came to the conclusion that the ageing Rotterdam didn’t fit in her fleet of modern cruise liners anymore, although she still had a fiercely loyal following. The official opening is on 15 February 2010." Her interiors started to take shape,: over 1400 people worked onboard. This came in handy when the mistress of the Count had to leave the castle silently…. SS Rotterdam leaving New York assisted by a Moran tug. However the authortities were not  notified hereof. She sailed with Holland America Line for 38 years until 1997, including several Grand World Voyages, and currently is a hotel and museum in the city of Rotterdam. The, After having passed thes trials successfully she returned to dock 9 for a short visit snd some final work was carried out there.Then, the big day arrived, the, During the  first years of her career, the, 1973 was an eventful year for the HAL: two new ships were introduced, the former Moore Mc Cormack liners, During a world cruise in 1976, She escaped disaster when she was struck by a 100 ft. wave off the Coast of Marocco. HAL president mr. de Monchy had seen this feature in a French castle where two stairtowers both fitted in eachother intertwined like two corkscrews so one could descend the stairs while not meeting those climbing the stairs. Click the logo above to reach the ssMaritime FrontPage for New Features & Updates . This took until April 2005. The port of Rotterdam authority granted a loan so she could be acquired. Luckily yard personnel was in control of the rapidly rising water level just in time. The SS Rotterdam was the very last great Dutch “Ship of State” and there were many of the finest designers, workers and artists from throughout the Netherlands working on this great ship, both in her construction, fitting out process as well her superb décor. As the great HAL Liners, the SS Nieuw Amsterdam passes her as she departs bound for New York in 1959. Images are contributed and not my own. However, Polish authorities did not want the asbestos taken off the ship for environmental reasons and after a long dispute, in August 2006 the ss Rotterdam sailed to Wilhelmshaven, Germany where the asbestos was removed and her refit completed. She had a long and a successful career with Holland America Line (HAL) from 1959 to 2000, but sadly as Carnival had obtained HAL in 1989 she … Ship Launched Tonnage GRT Notes and references Aire: 1931: 1,108 Sister of Blyth also built by Cammell Laird for Goole-Rotterdam service. During this circumnavigation of South America, a voyage of 15.100 nautical miles, almost 6 million litres of fuel was needed for the journey. © 2003-2021 Cruise ship Odyssey, Paul Timmerman. HAL contacted the RDM and together a design emerged of a graceful vessel with a pronounced sheer. It was used as a theater, cinema and church, and was situated on the rear of the Promenade Deck, taking up two decks in fact. The launch of the ss Rotterdam on September 13 1958 picture J. Groeneveld. GGA Image ID # 1757f2bf74. It is the biggest passenger ship ever built on Dutch soil and stands testimony to Dutch craftsmanship. Woonbron was forced to sell the ship to the highest bidder and it was feared the Rotterdam would be lost to the Netherlands after all. Discover La Grande Dame’s many stories and visit its authentic areas while you are eat, drink, sleep, party, meet or work. Suddenly in 1989 HAL was sold to the US Company Carnival Cruise Line from Miami. Prices started form $1395 for an inside cabin on B-deck. 11,195: Dinteldijk (1) 1922: 1940 burnt out in German air attack on Rotterdam. So she embarked on a new career after she had been upgraded to meet new SOLAS (Safety of Life At Sea) regulations. Her trials took place in july of 1959 and her first crossing to New York started in Rotterdam on the 3th of september of that year. Further more, the Café de la Paix was transformed in a lido Café, a less formal place where cruise passengers could have lunch, breakfast and afternoon tea/coffe. 1945 hull sunk as blockship by Germans. After having passed thes trials successfully she returned to dock 9 for a short visit snd some final work was carried out there.Then, the big day arrived, the Rotterdam was ready to start her career as a liner/ cruiseship. The Rotterdam proved to be a success, often her hotel rooms are booked to capacity and she is regularly used for all kinds of festivities. Inside SS Rotterdam, Ambassador Lounge, foto 1.JPG 4,608 × 3,456; 3.14 MB Ultimately, the Port ofRotterdam took over he vessel until she would be sold to new owners. It later converted to a one-class ship in 1969. First trip A year later, on 3 September 1959, the construction was completed and the graceful ship could begin her first voyage. This was an on and off process which was interrupted when RDM’s competitor the Wilton Feyneoord shipyard presented HAL a design of a 20.000GRT passenger vessel which would cost half as much as the planned successor of the, After 21 months the ship was ready to be launched and HRH the Queen of the Netherlands Juliana christened her on Sept. 13 1958. As the former flagship of the Holland-America Line, ss Rotterdam has sailed the seven seas. During her stay at Gibraltar, Meanwhile, in August 2004, the RDM (Mr. van den Nieuwenhuizen) and the Port of Rotterdam Authority had a serious dispute concerning a loan from the Port to the RDM. A RDM Photograph – From my personal Collection. In may 2003, Rembrandt was bought by a Dutch industrial, Mr. Van den Nieuwenhuizen who was the owner of Rotterdamse Droogdok Maatschappij (Rotterdam Drydock Cy), the yard which had built her in 1959. commons:Category:SS Rotterdam, according my preference: Category:Rotterdam (ship, 1959) commons:Category:Rotterdam (1969), according my preference: Category:Rotterdam (ship, 1969) commons:Category:MS Rotterdam, according my preference: Category:Rotterdam (ship, 1997) I wondered how to make this a naming convention, no idea. The ship was advertised with the slogan “The ship of tomorrow … today!” Auditorium of the D.S.S. StateLibQld 1 171355 Rotterdam (ship).jpg SS Rotterdam Career Name: Rotterdam (1959–1997) Rembrandt (1997–2003) Rotterdam (2004–present) Owner: Holland America Line (1959–1997) Premier Cruises (1997–2… Now a floating hotel and museum, the 1,456-passenger Rotterdam had a beloved following for its graceful lines. In 1971 HAL changed their funnel colours from yellow with a green-white-green band to orange with a new emblem: three streamlined waves: two blue and a white one. As the manholes of the ship were all open she was at risk to be flooded and sink or capsize in the dock. Also known as “The Grande Dame”,the SS Rotterdam is a former ocean liner and cruise ship. For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for Rotterdam (schip, 1959) . Some people have to get used to the striking appearance of the ship. She sailed from 1959 until the final retirement. With Reuben Goossens Maritime Historian, Author, Cruise‘n’Ship Reviewer and Maritime Lecturer It was used as a theater, cinema and church, and was situated on the rear of the Promenade Deck, taking up two decks in fact. The start of new memories. During this circumnavigation of South America, a voyage of 15.100  nautical miles, almost 6 million litres of fuel was needed for the journey. The name of the company was changed back to Holland America Line. Mr. van den Nieuwenhuizen had plans for the ship as a museum and hotel at his RDM yard. HAL had had plans for a running mate and eventually a successor to the Nieuw Amsterdam  as soon as this vessel was delivered in 1938. Just under a year later, on Thursday 3 September, 1959, The SS Rotterdam departed on her maiden voyage from Rotterdam to New York. Nov 27, 2019 - Explore William Slattery's board "SS Rotterdam" on Pinterest. (Double-Screw Steamship) Rotterdam (V). The start of new memories. The ss Rotterdam is the former flagship of the Holland America Line; it sailed the seas from 1959 until its retirement in 2000. On her maiden voyage she carried the then Crown Princess of the Netherlands to New York. Meld je gratis aan en ontwikkel jezelf als fotograaf. 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