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Hier een paar foto's over het schip.
En wat gegevens.
Doulos in Scheveningen
April 24 through May 2, 2004
Three years ago the Logos II visited Scheveningen, this time the bigger ship MV DOULOS is coming to the Netherlands.
in 1914 she is recorded in the Guinness book of Records as the oldest
ocean passenger ship still active. MV DOULOS part of the worldwide
ministry of Operation Mobilization and is run by a charity
organization, called GBA (Good Books for All). This exciting, yet
unique, aid project has been running for over 26 years - visiting over
96 countries and hosting more than 17 million visitors from all over
Doulos is staffed by a crew of 350 Christian young and old people
coming from 45 different countries. They all work as volunteers onboard
and have a passion to serve and reach the nations with God’s love.
well-known fact is that the MV DOULOS also carries the Largest Floating
Bookfair in the world. Over six thousand titles are displayed in her
bookfair, covering subjects such as children’s books, cook books,
hobbies, novels and Christian literature.
the ship’s visit there will also be many programs taking place onboard
the ship. On Sundays from 14:00 – 18:00 there are special programs for
the whole family. Come onboard the ship and meet the crew and
experience ship’s live through music, dramas and dance, We will also
have a special program on Koninginnedag. These programs are free and
you do not have to reserve a ticket. We even have special tours for you
to learn and see more of this historic ship.
ship will open to the public on Friday 23 April at 12:00 and then be
open every day, Monday to Friday from 10.00am – 10.00pm and Sundays
from 02.00pm to 10.00pm.
Make sure you do not miss the boat!
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Franca C (1952-77)
C was originally built in 1914, and is the oldest ocean-going passenger
ship still in service. She is currently the missionary ship Doulos, and
recent refitting carried out by her owners mean that she may survive to
see her centenary in 2014. Franca C was built as the Mallory Line fruit
carrier Medina. In 1947 she was bought by an Italian company Genaviter
for conversion to an emigrant carrier, not entering service again until
1950. The owners soon declared bankruptcy, and she was acquired by
Costa in 1952. Renamed Franca C, she entered service from Genoa to the
Caribbean in 1953. In 1957 she received a new funnel and upgraded
accommodation. In 1959 she was replaced on the Caribbean service by the
larger Bianca C, and received a more substantial refit, with the
promenade deck being extended to the stern. She continued cruising
until 1977, when sold to continue her already lengthy career as the
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