I dont know if anyone else has seen this site sscanberra.com but even if you have it has great pictures for all.
billyboy said:I never had the pleasure to sail on this fine ship, but, i knew a chef who sailed for many years on her, even during the falklands crisis. his name was John Solway from Warwick in the midlands.
Was very sad to see the pictures of her on the beach at Alang. I know these things have to happen some day but... still sad to see them broken up like that.
Good luck with starting what i am sure will be an excellent site.
Johnmeltech said:I wondered if it was her. Traveled on the ship in 1949 from Surabaya to Amsterdam. I was only 14 at the time so can't remember much of the trip. When we traveled to Indonesia, it was on the Oranje, she had just been refitted from being a hospital ship during the war. When we arrived at Tandjong Priok we transferred to the K.P.M. steamer Melchior Treub, to travel on to Surabaya. Can anyone recall this ship?
Ahoy Nev,gdynia said:John
Melchior Treub, 1913, built by Maatschappij Fijenoord, ... 1945 reverted to KPM, 1958 sold to Straits Steam Ship Co., Singapore renamed Rimba, 1963 scrapped
Ahoy John,meltech said:Thanks for that information. I recall that most of the public spaces were tiled and the bunks were suspended like pendulums, we thought it was marvelous. She was a steamer of course, a lovely old ship.
Regards, John M.