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Trial run of the SS Simon Bolivar

Week number 27-05

Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.


Trial run of the mail ship/passenger ship the ss Simon Bolivar of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Stoombootmaatschappij, build by the Rotterdamse Droogdok-maatschappij. - close up of the stern and the turning propeller in the harbour, 22" - several sailing shots, over the rails and from the salon, through the harbour of Rotterdam and at the Nieuwe Waterweg, passing of the semaphore of Hoek van Holland and the jetties, 46" - close up of lifeboats hanging from davits, 14" - at 01:23 close up of Captain P. Koningstein by the engine order telegraph, 5" - at 01:28 close up of the  Chief Officer S.M.D. Valstar next to the compass on outside bridge, 5" - at 01:34 close up of the Chief Engineer van der Laag with the chip log near the rails, 7" - close up of turning chip log, 5" - medium shot captain with some guests (of the company?) poses in front of the camera, 18"- hoisting the flag of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Stoombootmaatschappij, 12" - several shots of putting in at the Nieuwe Waterweg, along the jetties, the semaphore and the lighthouse, 35" - with help of a tug the ship is moored in the Rotterdam harbour, 30". Note : SOURCE: Alg. Handelsblad 060327

Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
4 March 1927


Original format:
Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid