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Accommodation Plan - Netherlands Ministry of Transport, SS Groote Beer, SS Waterman & SS Zuiderkruis, 1957 Reg. No: HT 16096
- Fold-out souvenir or information brochure containing photographs of facilities and passenger accommodation or deck plans for the Dutch immigrant ships SS Groote Beer, SS Waterman and SS Zuiderkruis owned by the Netherlands Ministry of Transport and Waterstaat. The markings on the plan indicate where the migrant family who used this plan were accommodated on their voyage to Australia.
These three vessels were originally part of a fleet of 413 "Victory" ships built to standardised plans by numerous American shipyards during the later half of World War II. Following the war these three ships were purchased by the Dutch Government in 1947 for use in migrant transport to Australia and other locations.
- Four-way folded and staple-bound DDL format shipping brochure printed in blue, black and red ink on white or cream stock. The cover has a large aerial photograph of Groote Beer steaming at full speed in open water, and a silhouette of an immigrant family with luggage in front of a stylised depiction of the sun with radiating light and dark blue rays. This image is repeated on the back cover. The plan includes photographs of: Lounge A-Deck, 6-Berth Cabin, Nursery, Hairdresser, Writing Room, Bar, Dining Saloon, Lounge D-Deck, Lounge C-Deck, Laundry, Baby Washroom and Ironing Room; deck plans of: A-Deck, B-Deck, C-Deck, D-Deck, E-Deck and part of F-Deck. There are several crosses in blue biro ink and grey-lead pencil which mark various berths in cabins 326, 331 & 329 on E-Deck.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs. Carla Whiteley, 2005
|Dimensions:||10.10 cm (Width), 21.20 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||immigration, ships, shipping lines, shipping, accommodation, plan drawings, shipping industry, ship memorabilia, pamphlets, passengerlist waterman|
|Themes this item is part of:||Migration Collection, Transport Collection|
|Primary Classification:||WATER TRANSPORT|
|Tertiary Classification:||accommodation plans|
|Inscriptions:||Text: S.S. GROOTE BEER/S.S. WATERMAN/S.S. ZUIDERKRUIS/PLAN/No. 2 - 1957.|
|Manufactured For:||Netherlands Ministery of Transport, Netherlands, 1957|
|Ship Depicted:||., 1957|
|Ship Depicted:||SS Waterman, 1957|
|Ship Depicted:||SS Zuiderkruis, 1957|
|References:||Peter Plowman, Emigrant Ships to Luxury Liners - Passenger Ships to Australia and New Zealand, 1945-1990, New South Wales University Press, 1992.|