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Jong de, Auke

Capt. Jong De Auke  Commodore on the day of his retirement 22 april 1968 small

Captain Auke de Jong was a ships master in the 1950 and 60’s.

He was promoted to captain of the ms Noordam in August 1955

 On 24 may 1965 he was  appointed to Commodore while captain on the flagship Rotterdam.

 On 27 April 1967 he receives from Loco Burgomaster J.J V.D Lee of the Rotterdam the title of Officer in the order Oranje Nassau.

 He retired as commodore on 22 april 1968 (see photo) and was de last commodore of the company. The company decided not to continue with the title as it found that this was a courtesy title from the old north Atlantic days and the company was going to concentrate on cruising.



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  1. Jan Willem van der Noordt

    February 13, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    A rather funny coincidence was that I as the son of captain JW.van der Noordt ended up in the same classroom with his grandson called Auke de Jong as well.
    We both had the same name as our grand father and father.
    I think we are all very honoured by the fact that such a blog excists…keeping our past alive.

    Best regards : Jan W. van der Noordt

    • Thank you for reading my blog.

      I sailed with your father between 1981 and 1986 many a time and have fond memories from those days. “Pipe van Noordt” always managed to create a happy atmosphere on the bridge. I hope to publish his Biography some time later this year in the blog. At least as much as I know. I would appreciate it, if you could then have a look at it, and maybe even have some additions. I try to include the whole sailing career of each captain but for that I need a copy of his seaman’s book among other things. Do you know if that still exists??

      Best regards

      Capt. Albert

  2. Mijn ouders hebben een overtocht gemaakt met de SS. Rotterdam met Auke de Jong. Er is een familie link , tussen Auke de Jong en Ph. Steijnis
    Het was bij terugreis van USA (mijn zus was geëmigreerd naar de USA ), dat ik tot mijn verbazing mijn ouders op de brug van de ss. Rotterdam te zien staan. Het moet ergens in 1962 geweest zijn. Ik mocht net op een brommer rijden.

  3. My father used to work on SS Rotterdam, Gerrit den Adel. Auke de Jong was the captain and today I still work with his son Hans.

    • Thank you for your comment,
      would you be so kind to ask son Hans, if he would be willing to help with his fathers biography as I do not know very much yet about him, apart of his sailing career, Hence so bio information yet.

      Best regards

      Capt. Albert

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