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Three Dutch “Victory” Ships


SS Zuiderkruis - Passenger List


SS Zuiderkruis

Author’s Private collection

The passenger list featured on this page was kindly provided by Mr. Gabriel Bosch who was a passenger on the SS Zuiderkruis, sailing from Amsterdam The Netherlands to Australia on December 9, 1960. Gabriel came to the Australia with his family and I am grateful to him for providing this passenger list. If you were a passenger on this voyage I am sure you will be more than interested in it.

Mr. Bosh wrote: “We came to Australia in 1960 on the Zuiderkruis. We sailed via the Panama Canal, Tahiti and Wellington New Zealand.”

At the bottom of the page there are several links to other passenger lists available online for the SS Waterman and the Groote Beer. However, please do not contact the author of regarding any other passenger lists or sailing schedules for I do not have any, except for those that have been sent to me and they are all online. Please see the notice located directly below my email address.





Mr & Mrs Bosh and children are shown on this page 








Page One The history of these three ships.

Page Two Ships – General Photo Album.

Page Three Theo Kroon Story - They sailed from Amsterdam to Wellington - September 1956 - Lots of great photos!

Page Four Passenger List for the SS Groote Beer, Rotterdam, Halifax, New York on January 16, 1957. Provided by passenger Simon de Vente – Two other (SS Waterman) passenger lists are also available on THIS page via links provided.

Page Five Here is another passenger list, but this time for the SS Zuiderkruis sailing from Holland to New Zealand and Australia. She departed on December 9, 1960. It was kindly provided by Mr. Gabriel-Bosch.

Page Six SS Groote Beer Passenger Lists from 1951 to 1962. Provided by Mr Hugo Schouten!

Page Six-B Hugo Schouten’s voyage on the Groote Beer including, Groote Beer passenger lists from various voyages. This link takes you to Hugo’s own story on his website.

Page Seven Passenger Dr. Barbara Wollman sailed in 1955 on the SS Groote Beer from New York to Rotterdam and returned on the Zuiderkruis.

Page Eight Bob ter Haar kindly provided the passenger list of his voyage on the SS Zuiderkruis from Amsterdam to Australia, January 16, 1959. He came to Australia with his family.

Page Nine This is the story of soldier Frank Lovell who finally returned home, having fought so many battles during WW2 throughout many parts of Europe on the SS Costa Rica Victory, (later the Groote Beer) in September 1945. The three parts are by Franks daughter Mary Lovell, Frank himself, through his Dairy, and myself using Mary’s notes. This page has countless actual photographs of the Costa Rica Victory, most of which Frank took on board!

Other passenger lists currently available online

Passenger List dated 25 April, 1955

View it online


Also SS Waterman departed from Rotterdam on Friday April 1, 1955



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