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With Reuben Goossens

Maritime Historian, Cruise‘n’Ship Reviewer, Author & Lecturer


“Memories of the JVO

MS Johan van Oldenbarnevelt

m.s. Johan van Oldenbarnevelt is seen departing Wellington on

her final departure from New Zealand on January 30, 1963

Photograph taken by & by the author, Reuben Goossens


--JVO Main Index--

Chapters with an * were recently updated

* Chapter 1 (Part One) The New Pride of the Netherlands. Her being built and interiors, from Bridge to C Deck midships.

* Chapter 1 (Part Two) The New Pride of the Netherlands. Interiors from C Deck to F Deck.

Chapter 2 JVO the Trooper. Photographs and details of a number of voyages.

Chapter 3 Trooping & Repatriates Services. Including; the Dutch soldier’s, Pieter Willem Goldhoorn story!

* Chapter 4 New Lease of Life. Reborn as a Passenger Liner!

* Chapter 5 JVO the Cruise Ship.

* Chapter 6 Goodbye JVO.

Chapter 7 Cruise Ship TSMS Lakonia.

* Chapter 8 Lakonia's Final Voyage.

Chapter 9 The End is Near.

Chapter 10 Conclusion

Passenger stories

Page One Boelen Family The night the JVO almost went down.

Page Two William Hamlyn – 1945 Royal Signalman’s voyage home from wartime duties.

Page Three Laszlo Pal – A Voyage to Canada.

Page Four Harold Heasman – His service on the JVO from March 1942 to August 1943.




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