Two of the world's largest ocean going passenger liners, Britain's 'Queen Elizabeth' and Holland's 'Rotterdam', were filmed In Weymouth Bay, Dorset, U.
Two of the world's largest ocean going passenger liners, Britain's 'Queen Elizabeth' and Holland's 'Rotterdam', were filmed In Weymouth Bay, Dorset, U.K. August 5.
The 86,673-ton 'Queen Elizabeth' is receiving repairs to a small hold and a dent near her starboard hausepipe, gathered during a collision in fog with an American freighter off New York's Coney Island July 29.
Largest passenger liner ever built in the Netherlands, the 38,000 ton S.S. 'Rotterdam' is undergoing technical trials in Weymouth Bay. If her following official trials are satisfactory, the new flagship of the Holland-America line will be officially 'taken over' during a ceremony "somewhere in the North Sea" August 25, attended by Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard.
She will sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton, U.K. to New York, U.S.A., September 4. Aboard her will be Princess Beatrix, heiress to the Netherlands Throne, and 1,400 passengers.
Outstanding feature of this "latest world in sea-travel luxury", is her superb streamlining. By siting her two powerful steam turbine engines for aft of the normal midships position, much desirable space for extra passenger comfort and enjoyment has been freed. It also enables the 'Rotterdam' to dispense with the conventional smokestacks, the space thus conserved being given over to observation lounges that command wide views of the sea and the adjacent sootless sports decks.
All cabins and public rooms --- first and tourist class -- will be air conditioned. This luxury will also be enjoyed in the kennels, cages and cat-baskets of pets travelling with their owners.