Interesting photo taken from an aeroplane, but I do not think the port is in Indonesia, to me it looks like Nelson in the south Island new Zealand. The ship in the outer berth looks like one of the Federal line ships??
Hello Saintfield, I think you are right. More recent comparison aerial pics fit very well:
(can't paste link because right-click doesn't work any more!)
Federal vessel looks like Cornwall or Surrey of 1952.
Picture taken by father who was Chief Officer at the time. Houtman was KPM but sailed under KJCPL colours before transfer. KJCPL had a number of ships under their colours who were KPM owned. KPM was a major shareholder.
Could be NZ as ship was on that run as well. Father passed away so cannot ask him. Only guessing therefore.
I also thought Federal ship but cannot make it out on original picture even with magnifying glass.
Yes why right click disabled???? Pictures I post people are welcome to copy for own use.
It seems to be working again. Here is a link to later aerialpic of Nelson:
Pic of Federal SN "Cornwall" here:
Could also be the 1941 Gloucester as the funnel appears larger than the 1950 Nottingham and those cross trees (?) on the masts are quite rare in the post war built Federal ships. The Nottingham had a rather large heavy lift derrick on the fwd mast where the Gloucester had none. I would go for the Gloucester.