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Three Dutch “Victory” Ships

SS Groote Beer

Passenger Lists from February 1951 to October 1962

The SS Groote Beer seen in Sydney Australia late 1950

From the author’s private collection

Please Note: The Passenger Lists of the SS Groote Beer below has been compiled online by Mr. Hugo Schouten, who at the age of eleven migrated with his family from the Netherlands to Australia on the SS Groote Beer on October 25, 1955. Today he is a successful Accountant and Tax Agent in Adelaide South Australia and you can visit his website at:

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~dutch/passlist.html - at the bottom there are other links, including to Hugo’s accountancies page, as well as his and his dear ladies travel pages. You will find some other very interesting pages that cover the SS Groote Beer if you look at the various links on his excellent site!

Passenger lists are ALL located on Hugo’s website!

Part of Passenger list of Groote Beer left approx 20 Feb 1951.

Part of Passenger list of Groote Beer left approx 20 May 1951.

Passenger list of Groote Beer 19 September 1951. Only for passengers arriving in Wellington New Zealand.

Fragment of Passenger list of Holland Australia Line showing Groote Beer passengers of 18 June 1952.

Fragment of Passenger list of Holland Australia Line showing Groote Beer passengers of 22 Sep 1952.

Passenger list of Groote Beer 20 Feb 1953.

Passenger list of Groote Beer 19 Mar 1953.

Passenger list of Groote Beer 22 Sep 1953.

Passenger list of Groote Beer 20 Oct 1953.

Passenger list of Groote Beer 30 March 1954.

Passenger list of Groote Beer 20 April 1954.

Passenger list of Groote Beer 27 April 1954.

Passenger list of Groote Beer 10 May 1954.

Passenger list of Groote Beer 2 June 1954.

Passenger list of Groote Beer 18 Mar 1955.

Passenger list of Groote Beer 15 July 1955.

Part of Passenger list of Groote Beer October 1955. This is the voyage that Hugo and his family sailed on!

Passenger list of Groote Beer 13 March 1956.

Passenger list of Groote Beer 4 Apr 1956.

Passenger list of Groote Beer 28 Apr 1956.

Passenger list of Groote Beer 16 January 1957.

Passenger list of Groote Beer 8 Feb 1957.

Passenger list of Groote Beer 5 March 1957.

Passenger list of Groote Beer 2 July 1957.

Passenger list of Groote Beer 15 July 1958.

Groote Beer Passenger list 11 March 1959.

Passenger list COVER of 27 April 1959 to Canada.

Passenger LIST of 27 April 1959 to Canada. NOTE: There is also a PDF file of the list on this site but marked incorrectly as 27 Apr 1954.

Part of Passenger list of Groote Beer October 1961.

Groote Beer Passenger list 25 August 1962 and ship "newpaper".

Groote Beer Passenger list 11 October 1962.

 

INDEX

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

http://www.frontiernet.net/~hdebruyn/waterman/passengerlist1.HTM

 

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

http://www.frontiernet.net/~hdebruyn/waterman/passengerlist.HTM

 

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