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  • Norddeutsche Lloyd - Header Page - Ocean Liner Postcards
    below Below this list there is a table of individual ship histories NDL was formed in 1856 to operate a shipping service between Bremerhaven and New York Before the First World War they built up an impressive fleet including four famous four stackers In 1913 they carried 240000 transatlantic passengers All the lines remaining ships were seized by the allies at the end of the war Services resumed in 1922 and the lines recovery allowed the delivery of the magnificent 50000grt sisters Bremen and Europa in 1929 and 1930 The line again lost its whole fleet during and after World War 2 and did not restart passenger services again until the Swedish American Line Gripsholm was bought in 1954 She was followed by another Bremen ex Pasteur and Europa ex Kungsholm The latter two ships were transferred to the combined Hapag Lloyd fleet on 1st September 1970 The subsequent history of this combined fleet is covered on this link NDL Pages NDL Header Page this page NDL Page 1 up to 1899 NDL Page 2 1900 1914 NDL Page 3 1915 1939 NDL Page 4 1940 1970 HAPAG Lloyd 1970 Associated Pages Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards

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  • Norwegian America Ocean Liner and Cruise Ship Postcards
    of Bergensfjord 1 Scan Ralph O Hara Postcard of Bergensfjord 1 Scan Ralph O Hara A scan of an interesting postcard of Bergensfjord 1 or Kristianiafjord 1 supplied by Michael Kenyon The card was written on 29 04 1914 but does not say which sister ship they were on Norsk Sjofartsmuseum model of Bergensfjord 1 Stavangerfjord NAL 1918 64 Stavangerfjord was built by Cammell Laird in Birkenhead like her two predecessors and entered service in 1918 She was captured in Oslo by the Germans in 1940 but remained there in use as a troop depot throughout the war After the war she continued on NAL North Atlantic services until 1964 when she was sold for scrap Company official postcard of Stavangerfjord A company official of Stavangerfjord Scan Finn Tornquist Postcard of Stavangerfjord Scan Ralph O Hara Postcard of Stavangerfjord Scan Ralph O Hara Postcard of Stavangerfjord Scan Ralph O Hara Postcard of Stavangerfjord Scan Ralph O Hara Postcard of Stavangerfjord at Stavanger Stavanger Sjofartsmuseum postcard of Stavangerfjord at Stavanger Stavangerfjord was rebuilt with shorter funnels in 1937 Company official serial E M 11 57 posted from Norway to Wisconsin in 1962 Wilse Photo postcard serial 1236c of Stavangerfjord in Olso after rebuilding Scan Finn Tornquist Wilse Photo postcard of Stavangerfjord in Olso after rebuilding Scan Finn Tornquist Oslofjord 2 NAL 1938 40 Official NAL postcard of Oslofjord 2 Scan Ralph O Hara Photographic postcard S17 04 of Oslofjord 2 Oslofjord 3 NAL 1949 69 Oslofjord was built in Amsterdam in 1949 Oslofjord was 16844grt and carried 266 First Class and 359 Tourist Class passengers In 1966 unsuccessful negotiations were made to sell her to Finnlines In 1967 Oslofjord was refitted and was chartered to the Greek Line in 1967 68 Costa Line chartered the Oslofjord in 1969 She was renamed Fulvia and joined Federico C and Flavia on Caribbean cruises Fulvia retained Norwegian flag and crew Fulvia caught fire near the Canaries in July 1970 and subsequently sank all passengers and crew having been saved by the Ancerville A complete history of this ship is available on this link Official NAL postcard E M 10 63 of Oslofjord 3 Official NAL postcard E M XII 55 of Oslofjord 3 Scan Finn Tornquist Official NAL postcard E M 2 57 of Oslofjord 3 Official NAL postcard 12 61 of Oslofjord 3 at Valletta printed by Dreyer A S Photo by Manugian Scan Finn Tornquist Official NAL postcard of Oslofjord 3 off Helsingor Scan Ralph O Hara Official NAL postcard of Oslofjord 3 taken off St Kitts Scan Michael Kenyon Postcard of Oslofjord front and Bergensfjord at Oslo Bergensfjord 2 NAL 1956 71 Bergensfjord was completed in 1956 by Swan Hunter Wigham Richardson Wallsend on Tyne Newcastle for Norwegian America Line She was 18739grt and carried 878 passengers Bergensfjord was acquired by the French Line CGT as the De Grasse 2 in haste in 1971 to replace the Antilles which had been lost in a fire She was not profitable on the

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  • Orient Line Postcards
    partnership with Orient Line in 1909 In 1919 P O acquired a controlling interest in the Orient Line although Orient retained its managerial independence within the group From 1938 services were extended beyond Australia to New Zealand In post war years services were marketed as P O Orient Lines and the Orient ships retained there distinctive corn coloured hulls In 1965 P O acquired the whole Orient Line shareholding the ships received white P O hulls and the Orient Line title was dropped Ships on This Page Lusitania Orient Line 1871 1877 3 877gt Omrah Orient Line 1899 1918 8 130gt Ophir Orient Line 1891 1915 6 814gt Orient Orient Line 1879 1910 23 371gt Orizaba PSNC 1886 1906 Royal Mail 1906 1909 Ormuz 1 Orient Line 1886 1912 6 031gt Orotava PSNC 1890 1906 Royal Mail 1906 1909 Oroya 2 PSNC 1887 1906 Royal Mail 1906 1909 Oruba 1 PSNC 1889 1906 Royal Mail 1906 1909 Ortona PSNC 1899 1906 Royal Mail 1906 1909 Orient Line Pages Orient Line Page 1 1866 1899 Orient Line Page 2 1900 1914 Orient Line Page 3 1915 1939 Orient Line Page 4 1940 1965 Associated Pages Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Search This Website powered by FreeFind Orient Line Fleet List Page 1 1866 1899 Lusitania 1871 1877 3 877gt Transferred from Pacific Steam Nav Co in 1871 1900 sold to Elder Dempster s Beaver Line Orient 1879 1910 5386gt Scrapped Italy in 1910 Scan Reto Raeth Ormuz 1 1886 1912 6 031gt Sold to Cie de Nav Sud Atlantique in 1912 renamed Divona Tuck s Celebrated Liners postcard of Ormuz Orizaba PSNC Royal Mail 1886 1909 Oroya 2 PSNC Royal Mail 1887 1909 Orizaba and Oroya 2 were designed by the PSNC for the joint Australian service with Orient Lines As built they were 6050 gross tons and 466 feet long and passenger totals were 126 1st 154 2nd and 412 3rd Tonnage later increased to 6300 gt and funnels were lengthened in 1905 In 1895 Oroya 2 was stranded in the Bay of Naples On 15th February 1905 Orizaba ran ashore on Garden Island near Fremantle and became a total loss Surviving sister Oroya 2 passed to Royal Mail for Orient Royal Mail service in 1906 They were built with four masts but Royal Mail removed the the second and third from Oroya 2 She was scrapped in 1909 Orient Royal Mail postcard of Oroya 2 at Tilbury Kingsway postcard S2168 of Oroya 2 in Royal Mail service after 1909 Orotava PSNC Royal Mail 1890 1909 Oruba 1 PSNC Royal Mail 1889 1909 Orotava and Oruba were designed by the PSNC as smaller versions of Orizaba with funnels placed closer together They were built for the Valparaiso trade and re allocated to the Australian run in in mid 1890 They were 5850 gross tons 430 feet long and passenger totals were 126 1st 120 2nd and 400 3rd In 1896 Orotava capsized in

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  • Pacific Steam Navigation Company Postcards - Header Page
    lived Due to a combination of circumstances including political unrest and competition from other shipping lines White Star amongst them PSNCo found themselves in financial difficulties and many ships were laid service speeds were reduced and departures became fortnightly again Two ships were sold to Royal Mail Lines and four others were chartered and later sold to the Orient Line for a new steamship service from London to Australia via the Suez Canal Conditions in the PSNCo original trade area continued to deteriorate and Chile went to war with Peru and Bolivia in 1879 The Orient Line venture had been so successful that sailings were increased from monthly to fortnightly and the extra ships required again came from the PSNCo which then entered into a joint venture with Orient Line marketed as Orient Pacific Line The best PSNCo vessels were now all deployed on the Australian route The Or prefix was introduced for the Australian ships in line with Orient practice though it was subsequently used on ships for the South American routes too In 1904 the South Atlantic route was Liverpool La Pallice La Rochelle Corunna Vigo Lisbon Recife Salvador Rio de Janeiro Montevideo Buenos Aires Port Stanley Falklands Punta Arenas Coronel Talcahuano and Valparaiso By 1906 brighter prospects in their original trading area allowed PSNCo to sell their Australian interests to Royal Mail Lines along with the four PSNCo vessels used and the Australian service became known as Orient Royal Mail Line The new partners did not get along and Royal Mail Lines pulled out of the partnership with Orient Line in 1909 By 1910 it was apparent that traffic patterns to South America were changing with the opening of new railways and construction of the Panama Canal opened 1915 Collaboration was necessary with PSNCo s main competitor Royal Mail and the larger company acquired PSNCo in 1910 buff funnels replacing the previous black The swapping of ships between the two fleets became frequent New laws in Chile forced the end of the coastal service in the 1920s The collapse and break up of the Royal Mail Lines empire in 1932 briefly restored the PSNCo independence since Royal Mail reacquired the shares in 1938 In 1931 PSNCo had received the superb motorship Reina Del Pacifico which reduced the round trip time to Valparaiso by 18 days to 60 By the depression of the 1930s five round trips by Reina Del Pacifico and a combined seven by Orbita and Orduña 1 were sufficient to carry all passengers After World War 2 the steamers were dropped without replacement In 1956 Reina Del Pacifico was joined by the new steamer Reina Del Mar although they only ran concurrently for 2 years In 1964 Reina Del Mar was converted to a cruise ship under Union Castle management and the era of Pacific Steam passenger services came to an end PSNCo Pages PSNCo Header Page PSNCo Page 1 Pre 1900 PSNCo Page 2 1900 1913 PSNCo Page 3 1914 1939 PSNCo Page 4

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  • Pacquet Ocean Liner and Cruise Ship Postcards
    postcard of Mermoz Click to open larger image in new window Crosieres Paquet postcard of Mermoz Click to open larger image in new window Crosieres Paquet postcard of Mermoz Click to open larger image in new window Postcard of Mermoz at Aalesund Click to open larger image in new window Simplon Postcards sc2144 of Mermoz at Grand Cayman released in June 1999 Follow this link to see a list of all Simplon cruise ship postcards Mermoz off Cyprus following acquisition by Louis Cruises in October 1999 Photo Mike Tedstone Massalia Paquet 1971 1983 Massalia was built in 1971 by Dubegion Normandie S A Nantes for Nouvelle Compagnie de Paquebots Paquet She was one of three similar ferries the others being the Eagle of Southern Ferries and the Bolero of Fred Olsen Line Massalia operated on a cruiseferry service between Marseille Malaga Casablanca until 1974 when the route was changed to Marseille Dakar In 1976 she moved to Marseille Sète Alicante Casablanca In 1981 Massalia was rebuilt as a cruise ship and started a circuit out of Toulon to various African and Atlantic Isles destinations This was not a success and she was laid up in Toulon in 1983 followed by sale to Stena Cargo Line and renaming to Stena Baltica After briefly becoming Island Fiesta she was chartered to SeaEscape as the Scandinavian Star She cruised between Tampa Cozumel In 1990 Scandinavian Star was sold to Vognmandsruten and put into service for DA NO linjen between Oslo Frederikshavn On 7th April 1990 a fire broke out between Oslo Frederikshavn in which 158 people died She was laid up in Southampton for four years under the name Candi Following rebuilding in Italy she re entered service as Regal Voyager for Comarit Ferries chartered followed by various other charters around the world Official Paquet postcard of Massalia Official Paquet postcard of Massalia at Marseille Click to open larger image in new window Postcard of Massalia at Toulon Click to open larger image in new window Official Paquet photo of Massalia Scan Ivo Batricevic Click to open larger image in new window Photographic postcard of Massalia Click to open larger image in new window Azur Paquet 1975 1987 Azur originally entered service as Eagle for a new cruise ferry service from Southampton Lisbon Tangier Southern Ferries were part of the General Steam Navigation Co who became part of P O In 1975 Eagle was sold to Nouvelle Cie de Paquebots Marseille Paquet and renamed Azur for ferry work and cruising in the Mediterranean In 1981 Azur was rebuilt as a full time cruise ship with cabins added in the car decks In 1987 she was sold to Chandris Lines and re named The Azur followed by a further sale to Festival Cruises in 1994 with name remaining as The Azur A complete postcard history of this ship is available on this link Joal Mariaud postcard 39 1982 showing the Azur in initial all white Nouvelle Cie de Paquebots Paquet colours A Turkish card

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  • P&O Ocean Liner Postcards
    O Cruises Page 3 Ocean Village P O and Princess Cruises Photographs P O and Princess Cruises Cards by Simplon Postcards Carnival Cruise Lines P O and Princess are now part of Carnival New Zealand Shipping Company Pages NZSC Header Page NZSC Page 1 1873 1899 NZSC Page 2 1900 1914 NZSC Page 3 1915 1939 NZSC Page 4 1940 1973 Orient Line Pages Orient Line Page 1 1866 1899 Orient Line Page 2 1900 1914 Orient Line Page 3 1915 1939 Orient Line Page 4 1940 1965 P O Group Ferry Pages P O Ferries Header Page Coast Lines Header Page General Steam Navigation Header Page Associated Pages Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Recent Updates Simplon Postcards Home Page Simplon Postcards facebook page Search This Website powered by FreeFind Table of P O Ocean Liner Histories Name Other Names Built Canberra 1961 Arcadia 2 1954 Iberia 1954 Oriana 1 1960 Strathmore 1935 Table of P O Princess Cruise Ship Histories Name Line Other Names Built PCs Photos Adonia P O Sea Princess 2 1998 Yes Yes Arcadia 3 P O Sitmar FairMajesty Star Princess Ocean Village 1989 Yes No Arcadia 4 P O Queen Victoria 1 2005 Yes Yes Arosa Blu Arosa Crown Princess 1990 Yes No Artemis P O Royal Princess 1984 Yes Yes Aurora P O 1989 Yes Yes Azura P O 2010 Yes Yes Crown Princess 1 Princess Arosa Blu 1990 Yes Yes Dawn Princess Princess Sylvania Fairwind Sitmar Fairwind Albatros 1957 Yes Yes Fair Princess Princess Carinthia Fairland Fairsea China Sea Discovery 1956 Yes Yes Golden Princess 2 Princess 2001 Yes Yes Grand Princess Princess 1998 Yes Yes Island Princess Princess Sea Venture Hyundai Pungak Discovery 1971 Yes No Ocean Princess Princess Oceana 2000 Yes Yes Oceana P O Ocean

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  • Red Star Line - Ocean Liner Postcards
    Star Line postcard covering both Kensington and Southwark Southwark 1895 1903 8 607 gt Built 1893 chartered from American Line another IMMCo company between 1895 1903 Official Red Star Line postcard covering both Southwark and Kensington Zeeland 2 1901 1915 1919 1927 11 905 gt Northland 1915 1919 Zeeland 2 was built for Red Star Line in 1901 Between 1915 1919 she was named Northland before reverting to Zeeland Between 1910 1911 and 1914 1920 Zeeland 2 operated with fellow IMMCo company White Star Line In 1927 she was sold to Atlantic Transport Line yet another IMMCo company as the Minnesota 3 but was scrapped only two years later in 1929 Official Red Star Line postcard of Zeeland 2 Official Red Star Line postcard of Zeeland 2 Official Red Star Line postcard of Zeeland 2 Official Red Star Line postcard of Zeeland 2 Official Red Star Line postcard of Zeeland 2 Colour postcard of Zeeland 2 Postcard as Northland Photographic postcard of Zeeland 2 White extended one deck lower Official Atlantic Transport Line postcard of Minnesota 3 Vaderland 2 1900 1915 11 899 gt Southland 1915 1917 Official Red Star Line postcard of Vaderland 2 Postcard of Vaderland 2 Postcard of Vaderland 2 Finland 1902 1923 12 760 gt Official Red Star Line postcard of Finland Antwerp published postcard of Finland Antwerp published postcard of Finland Antwerp published postcard of Finland Kroonland 1902 1923 12 760 gt Kroonland was built at Philadelphia Pennsylvania Completed in 1902 she was operated commercially for the next fifteen years mainly trading between New York and Antwerp Belgium until the outbreak of World War I in 1914 In 1915 she transited the Panama Canal to the Pacific and in 1916 began service between the United States and Great Britain On 20 May 1917 some weeks after the U S had entered the conflict Kroonland was en route to Liverpool when she was damaged by a German submarine s torpedo Following repairs the ship returned to service She was formally taken over by the U S Army in February 1918 and made one round trip voyage to France between then and early April Transferred to the U S Navy later in that month she was placed in commission as USS Kroonland ID 1541 Five more round trip voyages carrying American troops to France were made before the 11 November 1918 Armistice ended the fighting On 10 July 1918 she had an encounter with an enemy U Boat but emerged unhurt and may have damaged the submarine with gunfire After the Armistice Kroonland began bringing veterans home from the former war zone work that continued until September 1919 She was decommissioned at the beginning of October 1919 and returned to her owner The steamer resumed commercial operations in 1920 initially between the U S and Europe and after 1923 between the East and West Coasts by way of the Panama Canal Kroonland was scrapped in 1927 Military history from www history navy mil where there are more

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  • Royal Rotterdam Lloyd Ocean Liner Postcards
    Southampton Postcard by Beken of Cowes Rotterdam Lloyd official interior view of First Class Postcard of Banfora in Fabre service after her rebuilding in 1950 Postcard of Banfora in Fabre service after her rebuilding in 1950 Patria 1919 1934 110 Construction delayed during WW1 Second funnel a dummy removed in 1928 Sold to USSR in 1934 she was not scrapped until 1979 9891 grt Passengers as built 1st 120 2nd 124 3rd 44 4th 44 A C R Hoffman Southampton card is shown below 110 A modern poster reproduction published by Art Unlimited Amsterdam serial A9497 is shown below The poster shows the Patria is by Jos Rovers and dates from ca 1924 110 A modern photographic reproduction published by Art Unlimited Amsterdam serial A9496 card is shown below This shows Patria after the second dummy funnel had been removed in 1928 Tjerimai 1921 1933 119 Ordered 1914 as Hamburg ship Marie Woermann but passed to the Netherlands after WW1 She was laid up in 1930 when Dempo and Baloeran entered service Sold in 1933 becoming Egyptian El Nil but chartered by the British as a troopship 1940 50 managed by Furness Withy She was scrapped in 1954 7690 grt Passengers as built 1st 140 2nd 80 3rd 40 An official Rotterdam Lloyd card is shown below Slamat 1923 1941 126 Built 1923 as the final Dutch turbine mailship on the East Indies service Bombed whilst assisting with the allied evacuation of Greece in 1941 11406 grt Passengers as built 1st 140 2nd 155 3rd 70 4th 32 A dramatic French card of Slamat A Rotterdam Lloyd official of the First Class dining room Indrapoera 1926 1956 127 Built 1926 as the first Dutch motorship on the East Indies mail service Served until WW2 when used as a troopship Returned to service 1949 after rebuilding with extra cargo space Sold in 1956 becoming Bianca C Chartered to Messageries Maritimes in 1958 63 as Melanesian then broken up 10825 grt Passengers as built 1st 140 2nd 182 3rd 68 Official Royal Rotterdam Lloyd card showing her pre WW2 condition Official Royal Rotterdam Lloyd card showing her pre WW2 condition Postcard by C R Hoffman of Southampton Photographic card of Melanesian in service with Messageries Maritimes in 1958 63 Kota Inten Class 127 135 A series of eight cargo passenger vessels used on the fast cargo service from Rotterdam to the Dutch East Indies They carried 28 passengers plus up to 2000 pilgrims between the Indies and Jeddah The other ships were Kota Radja 1927 42 Kota Baroe 1929 57 Kota Tjandi 1930 43 Kota Agoeng 1930 58 Kota Pinang 1930 41 Kota Nopan 1931 43 7200 grt Official Royal Rotterdam Lloyd card of Kota Inten 1927 57 Official Royal Rotterdam Lloyd card of Kota Inten 1927 57 Official Royal Rotterdam Lloyd card of Kota Gede 1928 58 Sibajak 1928 1959 137 Built 1928 for the Rotterdam Batavia service Served until WW2 when used as a troopship Returned to service 1950 converted

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