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A New S.S. Gothic feature will come online soon in honour of her Majesty as she loved this ship!
Please Note: All ssMaritime and other related maritime sites are 100% non-commercial and privately owned, thus ssmaritime is NOT associated with any shipping company or any other organisation! Although the author has worked and been involved in the passenger shipping industry for well over 60 years, but due to his old age and poor health, he was forced to retire. Yet, he has completed well over 1,550 Classic Liners, Passenger-Cargo Liners as well as humble converted C3 converted Migrant Liners, which has transported countless thousands of folk to the new world, as well on vacations’. Amazingly, ssmaritime.com has received 573.4 million visitors to date I trust the features online will continue to provide Classic Liner and Ship enthusiasts both the information they are seeking, but more so provide a great deal of pleasure and relive many happy memories!
On behalf myself of ssMaritime.com which has been online since the 1990’s across the world, I sincerely offer my sincere condolences to the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom and The Commonwealth (myself being an Australian) following the sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Rest in Peace your Majesty
Her Majesty was without a doubt an inspiration
throughout the globe and her impact during a lifetime of duty and public
service was without parallel. She was devoted to her country, her people,
fellow citizens of the world and, of course, to her family. Besides her dogs
and horses she had one other love and that was the water and loved boating the
sea and she often spoke of her fondest memory of her time on the wonderful
voyage had on the S.S. Gothic, which became the Royal Yacht for her and Prince
Philip’s Commonwealth world Tour in 1953 and 1954. They concluded the
very last part of the tour from
Reuben Goossens, author of ssmaritime.
Please note: I have come out of my sick bed to do the above and even with assistance written a new S.S. Gothic feature which will be online very soon as her Majesty loved this ship!
Also Note: The email service to ssMaritime is
sadly no longer available, due to Mr.
Goossens’ old age and severe chronic illnesses as well as
being completely disabled, etc. since the 1990’s ssMaritime has received
a large number of emails each day, but
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Please Note: In recent times a good number of ships were discovered on the system and many of these are now online:
Some time ago, whilst checking Mr. Reuben Goossens discovered a number of ships which he had already started and were either close to being completed and needed to be finished, or there was still quite some work required, and of course they were not listed on the ssmaritime Index. Thus with assistance of an computer expert and a wonderful long standing friend of Reuben, we have been able to bring these ships online for you, as I would not have been able to do this myself, due to my lack of knowledge.
Recent update: The very last of these ships, the 15th ship in-fact, is
another two page feature and it is now online. This is the P&O passenger
Liner and Cruise Ship, the much loved S.S. Himalaya (3) of 1949, and I am sure that you will enjoy her story and the
countless photographs of her interiors and exteriors, etc. There are even
images of Cricketers heading to play the Ashes in the
All the 15 ships have now been uploaded, and these ships include … 1. From France came one of the most amazing French liners ever, being the magnificent first ever Art Deco style S.S. Īle de France of 1927, she remained the “French Lines” most popular ship ever, in spite of their new super sized and fast liner 2. the S.S. Normandie of 1935, which was one of the greatest ships, but sadly she was their least successful ships ever. Then there were four simply delightful Dutch liners, 3. the S.S. Prinses Amalia of 1874, 4. the S.S. Gelria of 1913, and 5. the S.S. Jan Pieterszoon Coen of 1915, and 6. the M.S. Colombia of 1930, next is the magnificent Scandinavian super luxury cruise ship 7. the M.Y. Stella Polaris of 1927, and two great Italian liners - 8. the S.S. Conte Grande of 1928, and 9. the S.S. Frederico C of 1958, 10. is the R.M.S. Monarch of Bermuda of 1931, which was sold to become the humble S.S. New Australia and finally the Q.S.S. Arkadia, 11. the amazing R.M.S. Aquitania of 1914, and she was such an amazing ship and I know you will enjoy this spectacular feature as well - but she is followed by - 12. The magnificent 31,938 GRT Cunard Liner, R.M.S. Mauretania (1) of 1906 she was considered one of the most elegant liners of her time and this feature will cover her in detail with countless photographs as well as excellent Deck Plans, etc. 13. M.V. Britannic (3) of 1930, 14. and her sister-ship the M.V. Georgic (2) of 1932, two brilliant Motor ships. 15. S.S. Himalaya (3) of 1949.
These 15 fine ships and countless other ships can all be found on the ssMaritime Index. Sadly there are now no more to come as Mr. Reuben Goossens can no longer write any longer. I have been his friend and an assistant since 1983, yet sadly I do not have much knowledge in regard to the world of shipping, but glad to assist in a small way and finish what he really had already done.
By his friend & editor.
However, featured below is the …
super sleek N.S. Savannah is seen arriving at
The world’s first ever Nuclear
Passenger-Cargo Liner, the N.S. Savannah was an ultra modern, elegant and she was certainly one of the most
streamlined ships built for her day, and let me be totally honest she is still
as beautiful to this very day as she was on the day as she was she departed on
her maiden voyage on August 20, 1962! I also feel that the
The ships Lounge
A view of her nuclear power plant
Sadly, due to sheer fear of her being an “Atomic ship” she in reality was doomed to become a failure from the beginning for she would only carry passengers in her magnificent facilities, with the sublime service, cuisine, etc, but in just around two and a half years her passengers service concluded and she commenced a freight only service that continued until 1972.
Today she has become a floating museum and she
has been officially been designated a “National Historic Landmark”
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I have been one of his clients for countless years and the service has been perfection!
Please Note: Email service to ssMaritime, is sadly no longer available,
This is due to the author’s old age, severe illness and being completly disabled, etc.
Water Liners sailing to the distant shores.
I watched them come, I watched them go and I watched them die.”
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Where the ships of the past make history & the 1914 built MV Doulos Story
The Author has been in Passenger Shipping & the Cruise Industry since 1960
In addition he was founder of “Save the Classic Liners Campaign" in 1990.
Please Note: ssmaritime and associated sites are 100% non-commercial and the author seeks no funding or favours of any shape or form, never have and never will!
Photographs on ssmaritime and associate pages are by; the author or from the author’s private collection. In addition there are some images that have been provided by Shipping Companies and private photographers or collectors. Credit is given to all contributors. However, there are some photographs provided to me without details regarding the photographer/owner concerned, so sorry if this is the case.
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