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M.S.Tjiwangi & M.S. Tjiluwah
A fine artist impression of these fine liners
Please Note: Photographs, Items & images are from the authors private collection, unless otherwise stated!
Above & below: Here we see a beautiful Delft Blue ashtray from the RIL ships Tjiluwah & Tjiwangi
On the bottom it features the official RIL Royal Interocean Lines logo, with the Crown atop as always.
Then there is
the official Delft Blue stamp - Only used by the official maker
making it the real thing, and not an imitation Delft Blue like most souvenirs.
Authors private collection
Royal Interocean Lines ashtray from the Tjiluwah Authors private collection
These were made by the famed Petrus Regout & Cr, Maastricht Porcelain Manufacturers
The author also has a K.P.M. dinner plate and a coffee cup in his collection
Above & below: A pair of RIL lasses and a fork & knife
Provided by Evelyn Leung
Fork & Knife was made by the Dutch GERO Stainless Steel Company
Above & below: This cup and saucer set is part of a set of eight,
They have the RIL logo on the bottom of the saucer
These were given to me as a gift by the Captain during
last voyage to
Above & below: Medal from the RIL/KPN days
A set of fine silver spoons
authors private collection
Lunch Menu dated October 6, 1964
cabin key provided & © 2008 -
& below: A key from the Tjiluwah owned, and sent to the
This key would have been from the crew area or a store as the inscription below has the ships name in an Indonesian pronunciation rather than the one on the hull Tjiloewah
© 2008 - Matt Bockel
The crossing of the Equator Certificate above was sent to me by John Allen who sailed from
PS: They do not print certificates like that on cruises ships these days anymore!
Provided by John Allen
Fan menus were very popular on these fine ships and throughout the voyage they would appear and they became collector items!
Above and below: MS Tjiwangi silk fan menu dated - March 5, 1958
Provided by Mr. John C. Row
Above and below: Silk fan menu from the Tjiwangi dated June 26, 1972
Part of a brochure showing the ships route
indeed the most beautiful and elegant motor yachts ever built for
the Australian to
M.S. Tjiwangi was the first of an identical pair of ships to enter service
I trust that you have enjoyed this article on these two remarkable small and elegant ships, and that is just what ssmaritime is all about, bringing back happy memories!
M.S. Tjiwangi and Tjiluwah will always be
remembered as the Elegant White Yachts
Page One: Tjiluwah Tjiwangi History Page.
Deck Plan: Tjiluwah Tjiwangi.
Page Two: Kota Singapura, ex Tjiluwah - Kota Bali, ex Tjiwangi.
Page Three: RIL Memorabilia A host of RIL memorabilia items (This Page).
Blue Water Liners sailing to the
I watched them come, I watched them go and I watched them die.
Featuring over 1,435 Classic Passenger Liners, Passenger-Cargo Liners & Classic Cruise Ships!
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ssMaritime.com & ssMaritime.net
Where the ships of the past make history & the 1914 built M.S. Doulos Story.
The Author has been in Passenger Shipping & the Cruise Industry for well over 60 years
In addition he was the founder of Save the Classic Liners Campaign in 1990.
Please Notessmaritime 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 authors 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.
This notice covers all pages although, and I have done my best to ensure that all photographs are duly credited and that this notice is displaced on each page, that is, when a page is updated!
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