Willem Ruys

Pommie66b
17th September 2018, 14:59
Hi There.
Just found this site by accident.
I am trying to track down the passenger list for the Willem Ruys when she left Southampton for the Far East in September 1956. I was on board with my mum and siblings.
We were initally on the HMT Dunera but were turned around because of the Suez crisis and went back to the UK and eventually went to Singapore on board the Willem Ruys.

Any help would be gratefully recieved.

Roger Griffiths
17th September 2018, 17:21
Hi There.
Just found this site by accident.
I am trying to track down the passenger list for the Willem Ruys when she left Southampton for the Far East in September 1956. I was on board with my mum and siblings.
We were initally on the HMT Dunera but were turned around because of the Suez crisis and went back to the UK and eventually went to Singapore on board the Willem Ruys.

Any help would be gratefully recieved.

Outgoing passenger lists from British ports are catalogued by port of departure.
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C2477204
You can view these records on the pay to view site FindmyPast.

regards
Roger

Stephen J. Card
17th September 2018, 21:52
m.s. WILLEM RUYS Voyage No. 53

Rotterdam 6 Sept 1956
Southampton 7 Sept 0730 hrs to 1734 hrs
Cape Town 19 & 20 Sept 1810 hrs to 0138 hrs (bunkers)
Colombo 28 & 29 Sept 1828 hrs to 0111 hrs
Belawan 1 Oct 1030 hrs to 1230 hrs
Singapore 2 Oct 0740hrs to 2332 hrs (anchored)
Tandjong Priok 4 Oct


Chief Cook's name was N.deBruijen….. & Captain F.J. de Jonge

You must have been a youngster so you probably did not attend the 'Winefest' out on the Lido deck. :-)

Stephen

Pommie66b
18th September 2018, 08:41
Many thanks for your help.

Andrew