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Amsterdam, Leidsestraat 82-84, former office Netherlands Harbour Works Co.

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) has been a member of NRCV (Nederlandse Reünisten Vereniging China (NRVC, Dutch Reunists Association China), as well as most of his former colleagues at Holland-China Trading Company.

NRVC evolved from Nederlandsch-Chineesche Vereeniging which was founded in 1923, by people who had an interest in China. Most of them had worked there, or studied Chinese and Chinese culture.  Its magazine "China" had its editors' address at Leidsestraat 82-84 in Amsterdam, where Netherlands Harbour Works had its head office.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2019

Scouts waving goodbye from dock, location unknown, c1952/53

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1953

Scouts waving goodbye to their friends from dock, location unknown, c1952/53

Could be taken from the ship when it left Hong Kong taking representative scouts to attend the Pan-Pacific Scout Jamboree 1952-3, or when the ship was docking at the Philippines or Malaya, or could be on the return trip.

Hong Kong Scouts on board Steam Liner Changsha, c1952

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1952

Hong Kong Scouts on board Steam Liner Changsha, c1952, while en-route to Australia to attend the Pan-Pacific Scout Jamboree, 1952-3

Hong Kong Scouts on board Steam Liner Changsha, c1952, 2

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1952

Another photo of Hong Kong Scouts on board Steam Liner Changsha, c1952, while en-route to Australia to attend the Pan-Pacific Scout Jamboree, 1952-3

Netherlands Harbour Works dredger-Taikoo Dockyard

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1937

MV DOULAS built 1914-pictured in 1996

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1996

Moored at the Ocean Terminal

The iconic MV DOULAS veteran passenger/cargo vessel has been grounded in Indonesia for use as a hotel according the SCMP magazine. It was a fairly regular sight moored at the Ocean Terminal when it was open to book fair visitors. The MV DOULAS. was advertised as the oldest ship of its type still operating at sea. It originally had steam powered triple-expansion engines.. On a visit I was given a drawing of the original engines

MV DOULAS-leaflet -01

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1996

The MV DOULAS was one of a pair of ships dedicated to the same educational puposes

MV DOULAS leaflet-02

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1996

ex-Hilton Hotel's -WAN FU-at Guangzhou.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2005

Moored off the White Swan Hotel and flying the flag of China at its stern

HMS Bounty replica

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2012

A replica of HMS Bounty that roamed the harbour in recent years has apparently disappeared.

A related website stated it had been de-commissioned

Is it still in Hong Kong? If so where?

Hopefully it hasn’t met the same fate as the Hilton Hotel’s popular WAN FU and become similarly landlocked as a bar or restaurant.

I originally saw this vessel operating trips for tourists in Sydney harbour.

Presumably it motored/sailed up to Hong Kong? If so, the story of the trip could be an interesting read.

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