Ryndam 1951-Maasdam 1952

ruud
26th February 2007, 16:14
Ahoy,
From the same photographer[F.R.Sherlock] here seen both vessels.
With a link to their dates/fates by Peter C Kohler:
http://www.unofficial.net/hal/kohler.html (http://www.unofficial.net/hal/kohler.html)

JoyceW
30th September 2007, 16:31
Hello Ruud

I have just joined Ships Nostalgia last week and have been browsing threads which brought up your picture of RYNDAM. I have a friend living nearby who sailed to New York in the early '50's on her and has never forgotten her experience. Lovely ship, she said, but about one day out of Southampton they encountered a storm (possibly the tail end of a September hurricane) and had the most horrendous experience for 4 or 5 days. She had never been to sea before other than crossing the English Channel, and she, together with most of the rest of the passengers thought they would never see NY. By the second day, no one was able to make the Dining Room or move freely about, and that lasted for almost the entire voyage. Even the crew said they had never experienced anything like it. It finally abated the day before they arrived, almost 24 hours late, and there was a fleet of ambulances lined up on the quayside to take away sick and injured passengers and crew! A never-to-be forgotten experience before starting a new life in the 'New Country'. Two years later she returned home to Edinburgh, in early winter, on the QUEEN ELIZABETH, somewhat apprehensively, but it was like a millpond the whole way across. She will be very happy to have a look at your picture.

Kind regards, JoyceW

ruud
1st October 2007, 06:43
Ahoy Joyce,
Yep life can be very unpleasant at sea sometimes,trips normally made in 7 days ended sometines up to 14 days,all the way rock & rolling,it happened quit regulary,and for us in the galley it wasn't a joy.
Hope your friend will like the picture,here 2 more added,in good weather conditions.She had a sistership the MAASDAM and was sadly broken up in 2003.
My pleasure!

JoyceW
1st October 2007, 18:00
Thank you for your post and the other 2 photos. I printed out the original and gave her it today and she was delighted, although she thought the ship looked 'smaller' than she remembered. I have to say that she was extremely brave and sailed with me to New Zealand in 1974 in the AUSTRALIS. We were quite lucky with the weather for almost the entire 5 weeks, and she was fine. We had to fly back to save time, but I would have liked to cross the Pacific and the Atlantic.

I shall print out the other 2 photos for her to see. Many thanks again.

Kind regards

JoyceW

boger
30th November 2007, 12:21
Hello
In September of 1965, my wife and I sailed from England To Quebec in the Ryndam and it was a very good voyage, we too encountered the tail end of hurricane Sarah. The ship was spotlessly clean and the service first class. The whole of the week that the trip took passed in a flash . Would love to do it again in the same ship. By the way the whole crew and the stewards were Dutch.

austriantourist
14th March 2012, 05:29
Hi ! I too came to the New World on the Rydamn. I came in the spring of 1954, Apparently she did not have her stabilizers attached yet . I found out they attached them a year later and people were less sea sick . When I came across with my Mother and twin brother , I was sea sick and do not even remember eating.We made it though and am still living in Canada.I miss her and wish she was still around to show my children. Thanks John

NoMoss
14th March 2012, 11:42
When I was growing up in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, one of these ships (at this distance in time I cannot remember which) use to come in close and blow its whistle. The word was that the captain had friends living there and was greeting them.
I always thought she was a beautiful ship.

Ron Stringer
14th March 2012, 13:11
When I was growing up in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, one of these ships (at this distance in time I cannot remember which) use to come in close and blow its whistle. The word was that the captain had friends living there and was greeting them.
I always thought she was a beautiful ship.

They weren't Italians were they?

John Rogers
14th March 2012, 13:50
The new Ryndam is a good looking ship also. Holland America now has 15 ships and I have sailed on 7 of them, I plan to sail on all of them that's if my health or my money last that long.

NoMoss
8th April 2012, 10:22
They weren't Italians were they?

Just caught up with your reply - no they weren't.

austriantourist
8th April 2012, 20:03
HI! Has anyone out there happen to have a passeger list for the Ryndam . I`m looking for the one in June ,July or August 1954. We came to Halifax from Rotterdam, I believe the ship sailed on to New York after that. Thanks for any info John Mauracher