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As reported earlier, the topsides were originally painted black and hereby some pics.

One picture is a promotional postcard from the H.A.L. and the other one , you see me sitting (thumb) with my younger brother, oh... oh , some 50 years ago.

You see the office building of the Holland Amerika Lijn in the background, just next to the bow.
 

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Hereby some pics after the topsides were painted grey.

Again one photo is a promotional postcard from the HAL and the other one I took in the 60's near Hook of Holland , the entrance port to Rotterdam.
A very nice photo actually with only one funnel producing some smoke.
(copyright)

Then a photo again of the model which is displayed in the Grand old building of Holland Amerika Lijn.
The latter has been converted into a hotel/restaurant called Hotel New York
(see photo on thread "Statendam")
 

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Have a few decent (albeit grainy) B&W views of Nieuw Amsterdam, taken on 23APR1968 & 22MAY 1969 at Southampton. U.K. Scan soon and add.
 

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Interesting photo from Sept. 1939 when Holland mobilised their submarines, here alongside Parkkade in the Centre of Rotterdam, with the Nieuw Amsterdam just arriving on the Southern side of the city to take her place at Wilhelminakade.
Photo: K. Adelmund
 

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Another change that was made to the NIEUW AMSTERDAM was the removal of the ventilation slits on her main funnel... just like REX, they proved to be uneffective.
Included is a photo of her as built.

Best regards from Lisbon,
Paulo Mestre

Jan Hendrik said:
The Nieuw Amsterdam also changed her topside colour from black to grey in the late 60's .
 

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Ahoy,
Just got me some piccies of F.R.Sherlock[50p each,so a bargain](Thumb)
Here seen the NIEUW AMSTERDAM 1938 by courtesy/©F.R.Sherlock
Builder:Rotterdam Drydock Company, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Date of Build:1938
Vessel Name:Nieuw Amsterdam
Type of Vessel:Transatlantic passenger liner
Date Launched:10th April 1937
Launched by:HM Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
Maiden Voyage:10th May 1938:
Rotterdam, the Netherlands to New York, USA via Boulogne and Southampton
Final Commercial Voyage:9th January 1974:
A cruise from Port Everglades to Los Angeles via the Panama Canal
Final Voyage:Los Angeles to Kaoshiung, Taiwan (where she arrived on the 25th February 1974
Location Scrapped:Kaoshiung, Taiwan
Date Scrapped:February to October 1974
Flag: Dutch
Port of Registry:Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Original Owners / Operators:Nederlandsch Amerikaansche Stoomvaart Maatschappij (NASM), Rotterdam i.e. Holland America Line, Rotterdam
Technical Statistics:
Length:758 ft
Breadth:88 ft
Gross Registered Tonnage:36,287 tons
Power:Single reduction geared steam turbines developing 34,000 h.p. driving twin screws
Propulsion:Two Propellers
Maximum Speed:22 knots
Service Speed:20 knots
Passengers & Crew:556 First Class, 455 Tourist Class, 209 Third Class and 700 crew
 

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Sailed as a 1st class passenger from southampton to New York to join a ship courtesy of New Zealand shipping Co .We had a fantastic time and the best food I have ever eaten . 1st class on mumbo jumbo would rate below tourist class on that ship . Ah ! good old days 50 years ago.
Alex
 

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Ahoy,
Just got me some piccies of F.R.Sherlock[50p each,so a bargain](Thumb)


Ruud,

Sadly Roger Sherlock passed away a couple of years ago. He was a brilliant photographer. I believe his sone now manages the collection.

And what a great photo of Nw A. I was fortunate to have been able to visit this ship many times in Bermuda in the 1960s. Her cruise director was a friend of my father. Bob Smith... he was Cruise Director in the MORRO CASTLE when she burned in 1934.

Stephen
 

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Ahoy Stephen,
Sorry to hear that Mr.R.Sherlock passed away,R.I.P;indeed a very good outstanding photographer,unfortunately only got 20+ photos from an auction,don't think his son will sell them for 50p a piece,wish this could be true.
* I've watched your collection as well, and I must admit, wonderful paintings.
Real "masterpieces"

http://www.vdleek.nl/Art/Card/Card-1.html
 

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Hello Stephen.

I guess I meet you everywhere :)

This b/w photo I got from one of my friends.


HALLO WILLEM!!!!!!!!

Good to see you here on S/N.

Another great photo of Nw A. Wish is was she that was being restored!

Hope to see you sometime in July.

Best to Ank,

Stephen
 

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Ahoy Stephen,
Sorry to hear that Mr.R.Sherlock passed away,R.I.P;indeed a very good outstanding photographer,unfortunately only got 20+ photos from an auction,don't think his son will sell them for 50p a piece,wish this could be true.
* I've watched your collection as well, and I must admit, wonderful paintings.
Real "masterpieces"

http://www.vdleek.nl/Art/Card/Card-1.html

Ruud,

Many thanks your kind comments re the paintings. Hope you found the rest of the contents of Willem's Maritime Pages interesting as well. I've just completed my painting of BLIJDENDYK.... the first one for the new EURODAM. I'm useless at working out how to post the images. I'll send a copy to Willem and hopefully he can post for me.

As I mentioned to Willem, I'll be in Rotterdam in July. We should all meet up and have a Grolsch or three. You will like Willem. Very fine fellow. Of course he did sail in the old ROTTERDAM, but we don't need to hold that against him!

Stephen
 
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