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View from Java-China-Japan Line m.s. Tjisadane arrving in Hong Kong, May 1937

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) was part of a group of Dutch bachelors in pre-war Shanghai. Another member of this group was David van Gelderen (1908-1990), originally from Rotterdam. He arrived in Shanghai in 1933, working for Unilever, a merger of the operations of Dutch Margarine Unie and British soap maker Lever Brothers.

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

Passengers Java-China-Japan Line m.s. Tjisadane Jakarta-Shanghai via Hong Kong, Xiamen, 1937

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) was part of a group of Dutch bachelors in pre-war Shanghai. Another member of this group was David van Gelderen (1908-1990), originally from Rotterdam. He arrived in Shanghai in 1933, working for Unilever, a merger of the operations of Dutch Margarine Unie and British soap maker Lever Brothers.

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

Dutch volunteers Hong Kong, Repulse Bay Hotel, 1937

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) was part of a group of Dutch bachelors in pre-war Shanghai. Another member of this group was David van Gelderen (1908-1990), originally from Rotterdam. He arrived in Shanghai in 1933, working for Unilever, a merger of the operations of Dutch Margarine Unie and British soap maker Lever Brothers.

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

Hongkong Telegraph Newspaper- Shipping - Dollar Line -Feb.1924

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1924

This 'Dollar Line' advertisement within the Shipping section of the Hongkong telegraph for February 1924 clearly suggest s that the Dollar Line "President" ships deployed on the Pacific route between Hong  Kong and USA  were all of the class of ships with a tonnage of about 10,500 tons. 

Hongkong Telegraph Newspaper- Shipping - Dollar Line -Oct.1925, by Chinarail

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1925

This 'Dollar Line' advertisement within the Shipping section of the Hongkong telegraph for February 1925 suggests that the Dollar Line "President" ships deployed on the Pacific route between Hong  Kong and USA  had been upgraded to a  larger class of  535 ft .(length) ships ships with a tonnage of about 14,120 tons. 

Model-Steamship -535 ft. Type - Pacific Mail-Company

In 1919 a new type of American Passenger & cargo steamship was designed for the Pacific run to Asia. The Pacific Mail Steamship Company ordered five of these vessels from New york shipyards which were launched between 1920 and 1921. The vessels were to operate between Seattle, Manila, Hong Kong and India. When they were launched they were  named after U.S. Presidents. Other similar vessels also went to the Pacific Steamship Company sailing to China, Japan and Vladivostok.

Plan of 535 ft. Passenger & Cargo Ship- Pacific Mail Service

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1920

Plan of the new type of American Passenger & cargo steamship was designed for the Pacific run to Asia. The Pacific Mail Steamship Company ordered five of these vessels from New york shipyards which were launched between 1920 and 1921. The vessels were to operate between Seattle, Manila, Hong Kong and India. When they were launched they were  named after U.S. Presidents. Other similar vessels also went to the Pacific Steamship Company sailing to China, Japan and Vladivostok.

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

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