Her farewell cruise was announced which ended on sept 30th in Fort Lauderdale. Even a model with three funnels was produced (in the end the Rotterdam would have no funnels at all!). Rotterdam Lloyd MS Sibajak 1928 to 1959. However, occasionally the yard also built vessels completely from scratch. 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. (Double-Screw Steamship) Rotterdam (V). Rotterdam’s first cruise took place from December 11 1959 until January 29 1960. Michael H. Standart. SS Rotterdam leaving New York assisted by a Moran tug. Other Ships and Shipwrecks. Image courtesy Johan Holm. SS Rotterdam Passenger Lists 1904-1937. HAL contacted the RDM and together a design emerged of a graceful vessel with a pronounced sheer. Rotterdam. the Netherlands in the construction and fitting out process. 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. Mr. van den Nieuwenhuizen had plans for the ship as a museum and hotel at his RDM yard. 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. It caused a list of 35 degrees but, In 1983 HAL adopted a new logo: the sailing vessel Halve Maen with the impressive bows of a modern cruise liner. As a result, it can be useful to identify a ship by using the IMO number. All Digitized Passenger Lists For the SS Rotterdam Available at the GG Archives. It later converted to a one-class ship in 1969. Listing Includes Date Voyage Began, Steamship Line, Vessel, Passenger Class and Route. During an official ceremony the first two sections were placed on the slipway. 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. She sailed from 1959 until her final retirement in September 2000. In the mean time, the volunteers of the ss Rotterdam foundation work hard to restore the ship to her former glory, exactly as she was delivered in 1959 by the yard who built her, the Rotterdam Drydock Company. 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. So differences between the two classes when she would sail in liner service had to be minimal. On board was Princess Beatrix, eldest daughter of Queen Juliana. This took until April 2005. Just under a year later, on Thursday 3 September, 1959, The SS Rotterdam departed on her maiden voyage from Rotterdam to New York. Board dedicated to the steamship Rotterdam of 1959, flagship of the Holland-America Line. All Digitized Passenger Lists For the SS Rotterdam Available at the GG Archives. Media in category "Interior of Rotterdam (ship, 1959)" The following 177 files are in this category, out of 177 total. Her  second trials took place from 1 to 6 August 1959, this time with 800 guests a board, most of them shipyard workers and subcontractors. Finally a buyer was found when Westcord hotels, a Dutch hotel chain acquired the ship for 30 million euro in 2012. To the relief of the. One of the port officers had declared the port of Rotterdam would guarantee this loan. The Rotterdam was the last great Dutch "ship of state", employing the finest artisans from. On the ships bottom a railroad was built to carry heavy machinery parts and electrical equipment to its desired location in the vessel. SS Rotterdam departs the HAL Terminal at the Wilhelmina Kade, with the great SS Nieuw Amsterdam (1938) As mentioned already, the new HAL flagship would have no funnel. A ship can change name and flag state through time, but the IMO number remains the same through the hull's entire lifetime. The name of the company was changed back to Holland America Line. Prices started form $1395 for an inside cabin on B-deck. The launch of the ss Rotterdam on September 13 1958 picture J. Groeneveld. The staircases used to be seperated from each other, the only thing in between were these colored glass windows. 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 former flagship of the Holland-America Line, ss Rotterdam has sailed the seven seas. in September 2000 and since 2008 in us as hotel/museum ship in the port of Rotterdam. The SS Rotterdam of the Holland-America Line ca 1900. During the  first years of her career, the Rotterdam  cruised in between her transatlantic  liner service between Rotterdam and New York. Luckily she was saved. 9,399: Dinteldyk (2) completed as Ryndam (2) Dinteldyk (3) 1957 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. Her fleetmate Statendam also sailed as a full-time cruise ship from 1969 onwards. By the late 1960s, the golden era of transatlantic passenger ships had been ended by the introduction of transatlantic jet air travel. 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. Forums. Now the Port of Rotterdam Authority found itself in a difficult position. 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 During her stay at Gibraltar, Rembrandt was renamed Rotterdam again. On her maiden voyage she carried the then Crown Princess of the Netherlands to New York. Mar 6, 2018 - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For other ships of the same name, see List of ships named SS Rotterdam. So she embarked on a new career after she had been upgraded to meet new SOLAS (Safety of Life At Sea) regulations. Inside SS Rotterdam, Ambassador Lounge, foto 1.JPG 4,608 × 3,456; 3.14 MB Two elevators could carry workers and material to a height of 30m. The Auditorium aboard the D.S.S. 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. It was a great success and she would make  almost annually world cruises for the HAL during her 38 year career with the company. Rotterdam was the sixth Holland America vessel to bear the name. 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. Even when joined by a more contemporary fleet mate in 1959, the SS Rotterdam, the Nieuw Amsterdam still commanded a loyal following and remained one of the most popular ships on the north Atlantic. In 1961, Rotterdam left New York for her first world cruise during which she would call at twenty ports. (Double-Screw Steamship) Rotterdam (V) . The start of new memories. It was was painted on Rotterdam’s  “dummy-funnel” mid ships. 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 arrived in her former homeport Rotterdam in August 2008 and opened to the public in February 2010. Now a floating hotel and museum, the 1,456-passenger Rotterdam had a beloved following for its graceful lines. Commissioned in 1997 by the Holland America Line, the vessel was christened as Rotterdam by Princess Margriet of the Netherlands on December 9, 1997, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and made its first call at the Port of Rotterdam on June 10, 1998. She was  prepared for a long tow to Gibraltar and she left Freeport in June 2004. 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 … The empty hull of the ship was heated in several places  so workers could continue working on the ship throughout the winter. 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. 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. The ship looks fantastic. Het is een stoomschip met oliegestookte stoomketels en stoomturbines. Occaisionally she would circumnavigate South America. They renamed her Rembrandt, relating to her Dutch heritage. 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. 11,195: Dinteldijk (1) 1922: 1940 burnt out in German air attack on Rotterdam. Rotterdam (V), 1959 The Auditorium aboard the D.S.S. The SS Rotterdam of the Holland-America Line ca 1900. Prices started form $1395 for an inside cabin on B-deck. Subsequently, she settled into a pattern of cruises in the  Caribbean and Alaska. To AHL management in 1935 and served as an ammunition replenishment ship at Scapa Flow in World War II. To the relief of the Rotterdam fans, they kept the classic interiors of the ship exactly as they were in her HAL-days. Inside SS Rotterdam, Ambassador Lounge, foto 1.JPG 4,608 × 3,456; 3.14 MB It was introduced on the brand new Nieuw Amsterdam 2. In 1983 HAL adopted a new logo: the sailing vessel Halve Maen with the impressive bows of a modern cruise liner. In 1985, Suddenly in 1989 HAL was sold to the US Company Carnival Cruise Line from Miami. It later converted to a one-class ship in 1969. MS Rotterdam and her sister ship MS Amsterdam were co-flagships of Holland America Line (HAL). 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. So the panels in Rotterdam’s stairtower were opened permanently now and the vessel was one-class from now on. 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. Nieuw Amsterdam would remain on the North Atlantic for another two years before she too was returned for permanent use in cruise service. The ship was advertised with the slogan “The ship of tomorrow … today!” 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. Rotterdam V, also known as "The Grande Dame," set sail in 1959 and began sailing transatlantic crossings with two classes of service. Click the logo above to reach the ssMaritime FrontPage for New Features & Updates . It was a  sunny day and 60,000 spectators watched the ship slide into the river Maas. 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. 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. Rotterdam V, also known as "The Grande Dame," set sail in 1959 and began sailing transatlantic crossings with two classes of service. Carnival sent the Rotterdam that same year to a ship yard in Portland, Oregon where she was overhauled once again. Her interiors started to take shape,: over 1400 people worked onboard. All text and photographs (unless stated otherwise). This took until April 2005. 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). 160 million euro’s that the Dutch Government stepped in. She had been in lay up now for almost 4 years and the warm and damp climate had taken its toll. She had a specially constructed main stairtower where sliding panels could be closed to separate the two classes. In 1952 HAL had begun serious negotiations with RDM and the first designs were completed. 1945 hull sunk as blockship by Germans. After 27 years, Rembrandt visited her former homeport of Rotterdam again during one of her European cruises. The city of Rotterdam wanted to have the ship at another location where she would be more in the town centre and finally came up with a location where she could be bertherd permanently, Katendrecht. During this circumnavigation of South America, a voyage of 15.100  nautical miles, almost 6 million litres of fuel was needed for the journey. In 2010 the SS Rotterdam was converted into a botel in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her career spanned forty-one years. It took 21 months to build the vessel. Images are contributed and not my own. She arrived at the Cammel Laird yard, where asbestos was removed or sealed. Her interiors started to take shape,: over 1400 people worked onboard. De Rotterdam uit 1959 is het vijfde schip met die naam, in dienst van de Holland-Amerika Lijn . 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… Rotterdam Passenger Lists 1899-1954. The. 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. Peter Knego continues his documentation of the hallowed, 1959-built Dutch Ship Of State, the SS ROTTERDAM, now preserved as a hotel and convention center in, Ocean liner photo tours: The historic SS Rotterdam. A conflict between the new crew members and the HAL management caused the cancellation of an entire cruise. Browse all 39 types of Rotterdam cabins and staterooms. The launch of the ss Rotterdam on September 13 1958 picture J. Groeneveld. 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. One of the port officers had declared the port of Rotterdam would guarantee this loan. During this circumnavigation of South America, a voyage of 15.100 nautical miles, almost 6 million litres of fuel was needed for the journey. Luckily yard personnel was in control of the rapidly rising water level just in time. However the authortities were not  notified hereof. Instead of the old fashioned funnel, twin uptakes were placed aft. It was a  sunny day and 60,000 spectators watched the ship slide into the river Maas. Please Note: Firefox, iPhones, iPads & some other Search Engines may not be suitable Use Google Chrome for this Web Page to load perfectly!. Ultimately, the Port ofRotterdam took over he vessel until she would be sold to new owners. Work on yard no. She was turned around 90 degrees when the wave hit her. Her several refits in the 1950s ensured she remained in top condition and continued service despite her being near thirty years of age. The Rotterdam is seen almost completed at the Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij NV (RDM) fit-out berth. 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. All cabins receieved private facilities in the refit while the total number of passengers was lowered from 1.456 to 1009. The RDM had now placed Rotterdam in a subsidiary firm they now wanted to liquidate. Discover La Grande Dame’s many stories and visit its authentic areas while you are eat, drink, sleep, party, meet or work. 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. The Queen named her Rotterdam and the bottle of Champagne smashed against her bows. 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. With Reuben Goossens Maritime Historian, Author, Cruise‘n’Ship Reviewer and Maritime Lecturer 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. They find the two slender chimneys, instead of the traditional smoking chimney in the middle, a bit too modern at first. In 1964, Rotterdam was rebuilt and upgraded for the first time, several cabins were added on the spot where the childrens play room used to be which was relocated. As the former flagship of the Holland-America Line, ss Rotterdam has sailed the seven seas. That same year Rotterdam left its homeport of Rotterdam foregood, she would never call there again while sailing for the HAL. 300 had actually begun. 1959 Named: ROTTERDAM for N.V. Mailschip "Rotterdam", Rotterdam. 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. GGA Image ID # 1757f2bf74. She was  prepared for a long tow to Gibraltar and she left Freeport in June 2004. All Rights Reserved. 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. Some people have to get used to the striking appearance of the ship. 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. She arrived at the Cammel Laird yard, where asbestos was removed or sealed. 1959: Antwerp - New York service, 1951 Hamburg - Vancouver service, 1954 renamed Diemerdyk, 1968 sold to Liberia renamed Oriental Amiga. During a world cruise in 1976, She escaped disaster when she was struck by a 100 ft. wave off the Coast of Marocco. Now the Port of Rotterdam Authority found itself in a difficult position. Finally, on Dec. 15th 1956 construction of the ship was started. Discover La Grande Dame’s many stories and visit its authentic areas while you are eat, drink, sleep, party, meet or work. It took 24 days to tow her to Gibraltar. She performed very well and proved to be a stable ship with excellent seagoing qualities. 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! She sailed from 1959 until her final retirement in September 2000. 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. 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. 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. In 1968 HAL shifted its operations even more to cruising and a refit of Rotterdam was announced after which she would only sail as a one class cruise ship. From 1966 she spent the entire winter cruising while her fleetmate Nieuw Amsterdam stayed on the Noth Atlantic service. Listing Includes Date Voyage Began, Steamship Line, Vessel, Passenger Class and Route. The start of new memories. 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. She sailed from Rotterdam via Hook of Holland for her first sea trials, and also to IJmuiden twice. 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. However the authortities were not  notified hereof. Now the next stage of fitting out started. 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