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Page Five

Israel’s Flagship - SS Shalom

Deck Plan Copyright

- From the official archives of Estate of Naval Architect Commander Edmond Wilhelm Brillant (1916 - 2004)


SS Shalom is seen here at Montreal in 1967 not long before she was sold to the German Atlantic Line who renamed her SS Hanseatic

Photograph by Harry Wolf – from the Author’s collection


Please Note: All images on Page 4 and 5 and the plan above, except those images marked otherwise, are from the official archives of the Estate of the late Naval Architect, Commander Edmond Wilhelm Brillant (1916 - 2004), which is now under the control of his son Mr. Avi Brillant. All of Mr Brilliant’s material is protected under strict international copyright law. Please be respectful of this, in the memory of a great maritime man! The author has been given kind and exclusive permission to use these and present the story only, which has been a great privilege!

This is the front of the standard fold-up tissue version plan of the ship!

From the author’s collection


Read the amazing story of Commander Edmond Wilhelm Brillant (left), one of the designers of the Shalom on Page 4.


SS Shalom seen ready to depart France for Haifa where she will be stocked and manned before she commences her new life in 1964


Introduction: ZIM Lines early history & their early smaller passenger ships, such as …

SS Kedmah, SS Negbah, SS Galilah & SS Artsa.

Page One: SS Jerusalem I, ZIM’s very first Trans Atlantic passenger liner.

Page Two: SS Israel, SS Zion, SS Jerusalem (II), SS Theodor Herzl & MS Moledet.

Page Three: SS Shalom, Hanseatic, Doric, Royal Odyssey, Regal Sun, SunIsrael’s Grandest Liner!

Page Four: SS Shalom, Mr. Edmond Wilhelm Brillant the ships naval architect and new photo’s.

Page Five: SS Shalom, Deck Plan from the Estate of Edmond Wilhelm Brillant, Naval ArchitectThis Page.


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