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Nice picter incl. the dutch pass.ship "Johan van Oldenbarneveldt "
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Sometime between 1930 and 1959 when mainmast was removed, the foremast was shortened, a new signal mast was fitted behind the bridge and funnels were heightened. 4 years later she became Lakonia for Greek Line and the same year met Davey Jones
 

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No loss of life, I hope?
 

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We assumed that this is the "Johan van Oldenbarneveldt", but, depending when this pic is made, (before WW2 ?) it can also be the "Marnix van St.Aldegondë". Hard to see the difference........

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128 people lost their lives when Lakonia caught fire 180 miles north of Maderia in December 1963, the fire was blamed on an electrical fault.
 

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The Bridge area does look very different from that on JVO and I have never seen or heard of the second ship mentioned, everything else is so similar they could be close to sisters
 

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"Tue, 10 May 11 21:15

128 people lost their lives when Lakonia caught fire 180 miles north of Maderia in December 1963, the fire was blamed on an electrical fault."

So sad.

Thankyou for that.
 

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They were indeed sister ships, (JVO was Yard no.194, MVSA was Yard no. 195.) Launched, completed, and entered service just a few months apart in 1930. MVSA is not as well-known today since she was lost in 1943.

By the way, the ship in the above photo is indeed MARNIX VAN ST. ALDEGONDE; she has the large windows across her bridge front. On sister ship JVO those were portholes.

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I read that the Marnix van...was torpedoed and sank 1943 and both ships visited Australia as Troopships. Did JVO receive the more streamlined Bridge during her time or did that happen with Lakonia
 

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