KJCPL / RIL, M.S. Straat Banka & Tjinegara – 1952/51 to 1978 – Deck Plans

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KJCPL / RIL Passenger-Cargo Liners


Kon. Java-China-Paketvaart Lijnen. N.V. (KJCPL)

M.S. Straat Banka

& her Sister - M.S. Tjinegara


Obviously her holds seem to be empty, thus the M.S. Straat Banka is seen riding high in the water as she slowly glides into port

Photographer unknown – Please see photo notes at bottom of page


M.S. Straat Banka Deck Plans

On this page you will find Straat Banka’s deck plans that will show the difference between those of 1952 and after her extensive 1961 refit when she was taken over by Royal Interocean Lines and her new service sailing from India to Australia.

1. 1952 Deck Plans


The cover of the 1952 Deck Plan


This is the interior of the deck plan from the cover shown above

But there are superior copies shown below!


Boat Deck - the interiors and deck space from the aft section of the forward lifeboat was for officers and crew only

whilst the rest of the deck space aft was available for passenger use, it was reached via the stairs located aft


A Deck contained all the Lounges, Dining Room & Galley as well as Promenade Deck and sports deck aft


B Deck contained all the Accommodations, Hairdresser and Pursers Office


2. 1961 Deck Plans


The new A Deck plan revealing the new Swimming Pool aft


B Deck with its new configuration after her refit




M.S. Straat Banka is seen arriving in Cape Town, South Africa around 1960

Photographer unknown – Please see photo notes at bottom of page


M.S. Straat Banka … Her history page.


Straat Banka 2 … Her 1952 & 1961 Deck Plans.


Part One … M.S. Boissevain, M.S. Tegelberg & M.S. Ruys; 1937/38 to 1942.


Part Two … Their trooping years and their commercial years - 1942 to 1968.


Part Three … Deck Plan, Brochures & Schedules, and Memorabilia.


M.S. Tjiwangi & Tjiluwah Royal Interocean Lines’ “Elegant White Yachts”.


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