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As my first contribution to the Gallery, I send a photo which is very significant to me, since it portraits the first ship in which I did a long journey (Bremerhaven to Montreal), in 1952, when I was nine and my fathe was first mate aboard.
The ship is the "Arosa Kulm", built in 1920 as the U.S. Army transport "Cantigny".
Later she became "American Banker", "Ville d'Anvers", "City of Athens", "Protea" and eventually "Arosa Kulm".
She was scrapped in Belgium in 1959.
There is anyone who knows / remmber / sailed on this ship?
Piero
P.S. I'm afraid the quality is poor, 'cause I had troubles in reducing the dimensions of the photo (it's a large one) and I had to scan it two times in sequence.
Someone can suggest me a better way for to manage this problem next time?
P.
 

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I remember the Arosa Lines vessels fondly from my childhood days of the early '50's as they passed thru the Solent for Southampton. They had such an interesting collection of tonnage. Sadly the Company's days were to be numbered and the ships eventually seized for none payment of debts at various ports. Some of their vessels were to eventually meet tragic ends, the AROSA SKY being gutted by fire as the BIANCA C, and the AROSA STAR being beached during a hurricane as the LA JANELLE in 1970.
 

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Arosa Kulm

As my first contribution to the Gallery, I send a photo which is very significant to me, since it portraits the first ship in which I did a long journey (Bremerhaven to Montreal), in 1952, when I was nine and my fathe was first mate aboard.
The ship is the "Arosa Kulm", built in 1920 as the U.S. Army transport "Cantigny".
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I hope that it is not too late for you to see this. I emigrated to Canada on the Arosa Kulm back in 1955, and would love to see a more detailed picture of it. If you do have it, could you private message me, and I can give you my email address?

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Hi Piero,

I never saw you original message but if you want to get a copy of a large photo and you don't have access to a really big scanner you have basically two options.

1. Take a photo of the photo using a digital camera. You will have to watch out how it is lit to avoid reflections if it is on glossy paper.

2. Scan it in two or more sections and there is software you can "stitch" the different photos together afterwards.

I would go for the first one unless you have a lot of patience and the stitching software.

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Brian
 

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I am serching for my wife's grandfather and I have a Crew Card for the Ville d' Anvers dated March 6, 1940. It is signed by the Chief Officer which happens to be him. I know that he sailed it from New York to Liverpool a day or two after the date of the card. I also have the announcement in the New York newspaper announcing its departure. That is the last we have on him. Anyone have any idea where to look for crew lists etc. It was registered in Belgium for the obvious reasons.
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Hi Piero,
If you can scan the photo in two parts and then email it to me I will 'stitch' it together for you. Just send me a PM.
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Hi Marconi Sahib,

I didn't notice the posting date. It appeared on the Forum list so I thought it was new.
I will now go and stand in the corner...(Cloud)

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My mother came to Australia in 1955 from Bremerhaven Germany on the Arosa Kulm. Although the photo looks a little old and she can only remember parts of the boat I have to wonder if this photo is the actual boat that she came on. Can anyone help me on this. thanks
 

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Pictures of Voyage Arosa Kulm Aug. 1952

I was on the Arosa Kulm from Zeebruges to Montreal in August, 1951. This is the voyage referred to by Old Timer on this thread. I have a few jpg images taken on this trip.

Hope this works.
Charles Cardwell ([email protected])

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Passing An Ice Berg.jpg

At Sea.jpg

Arriving Montreal.jpg

Docking Montreal.jpg
 

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That voyage was August, 1952- not 1951. Sorry.

CPCardwell
Hi CP,
I was on board exactly in the same voyage, and I yet remember the crossing of the iceberg portayed in the first photo!
I was nine, and my father was first mate on board.
Piero
 

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Many thanks, Jack!
I didn't visit SN site for a long time 'cause I've been quite busy, but I'm glad to be back!
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I have been looking for years for someone else who came on that voyage in Aug. of 52 and have some info to share. I was 2 years old and my father's family of 8 were on board. They included my mother, his mother, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. It was nice to see the photos posted. We ended up taking a train to Calgary to start our Canadian adventure. I have a few scanned items from the voyage I'd like to share.
Our family name is Brautigam.
 

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