Emigranten schrijven brief aan achterblijvers

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Nederlandse emigranten naar Canada aan boord van de M.S. "Tabinta" schrijven vóór vertrek in Rotterdam nog een brief aan de achterblijvers. Nederland, Rotterdam, 8 september 1947.

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  • Derek Kraan 7y

    Dutch immigrants to Brazil on board the S.S. "Tabinta" in Rotterdam writing yet another letter to those they are leaving behind before departure. Netherlands, Rotterdam, 8 September 1947.
  • Blunder 5y

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    Tabinta In Amsterdam Harbor
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  • dheync401@rogers.com 5y

    I'm pretty sure the Sept. 8 /47 voyage was to Canada, not Brazil (my mother was on the boat and ended up in Canada).

    Here's some history of the Tabinta I found on the web (www.fortunecity.com/littleitaly/amalfi/13/shipt.htm)
    Built by Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij, Amsterdam (engines by Werkspoor, Amsterdam) in 1930 for the Nederland Line, this was a 8,156 gross ton ship, length 469ft x beam 62.2ft, one funnel, three masts, single screw and a speed of 15 knots. Launched on 21/3/1930, she was chartered to the Netherlands Government in 1948, who had established a line of emigrant ships to cope with the large scale level of emigration after the war. She made her first voyage from Rotterdam to Quebec in April 1948 and made a total of five round voyages to Quebec in 1948, plus four more in 1949. In July 1949 she made a single round voyage from Holland to New York. She was scrapped at Hong Kong in 1961 [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P. Bonsor, vol.4, p.1687] - [Posted to The ShipsList by Ted Finch - 11 July 1998]
  • Nationaal Archief PRO 5y

    @ dheync401@rogers.com
    Thank you very much. We checked the information and you are right: the voyage was to Canada. We changed the description of the photo.
    The photo is one of a series that was used in an article in Panorama magazine (September 26, 1947) about Dutch emigrants leaving for Canada. The information written on the back (“Brazil”) turns out to be incorrect.
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