August 12, 2022 at 11:37 pm
naast haar: Freule J.W. Ortt, secretares Ned. Zeemansbond; achter deze: G.A.E. Visser, plaatsverv. waterschout te Rotterdam; rechts boven tegen de deurpost: L. van Hemert, gezagvoerder s.s. Veendijk; tegen de rechterpost: Mej. W. van….
August 13, 2022 at 11:26 am
Thank you very much.
That is very interesting. Capt. van Hemert was with the ss Veendijk on a voyage from Hamburg and the Suez Canal to the Far East. He had left Hamburg (the ship was in charter for the VNS) on the 30th. of September and sailed via Antwerp and Rotterdam to Genoa, which was in those days a regular port of call for many Dutch ships on the way to the Far East. The Dutch mail liners of the Maatschappij Nederland and Rotterdamsche lloyd even had the option for passengers, Dutch and otherwise, to travel by boat train to Genoa and join the ships there. So I am not amazed that they opted for a Sailors home there. With the Veendijk and maybe other Dutch ships in port, there would have been enough people to create a good audience at the opening. Thank you for sharing.
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