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

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Holland-Africa Line

VNSM - Vereenigde Nederlandsche Scheepvaart Maatschappij

MS Jagersfontein, Oranjefontein & Randfontein

Photo Page

Most images on this page have been culled from various brochures, owned by the author as well as other photographs are from the author’s private collection.

Postcard of the MS Jagersfontein seen in Cape Town

This postcard is from the author’s private collection


Another happy departure from Africa


 Main Lounge


Cocktail Bar



A drawing of MS Randfontein by Mr, C. E. A. van Boeckel




Dutch language brochure with photo of the Randfontein 


Above: English brochure & sailing schedule




 Above & below: Two Dutch brochures with sailing schedules




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Read the Visser Family Story (voyage to South Africa on MS Jagersfontein in 1965)


“Blue Water Liners sailing to the distant shores.
I watched them come, I watched them go and I watched them die.”



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Photographs on ssmaritime and associate pages are either by the author or from the author’s private collection. In addition there are some images and photographs that have been provided by Shipping Companies or private photographers or collectors. Credit is given to all contributors, however, there are some photographs provided to me without details regarding the photographer or owner concerned. Therefore, I hereby invite if owners of these images would be so kind to make them-selves known to me (my email address can be found at the bottom of the page on, in order that due credit may be given.


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