S.S. Argentina

Memories & Photos

 

 

June 14, 1954 - During Voyage #56, after leaving New York and three days before arriving in Rio, a baby was born to Walter and Lourdes von Kruger.  The baby was named William Thomas after the doctor  who delivered him and the Captain of the ship (William Stevenson, MD and Captain Thomas Simmons).  The nurse on the left has been identified as Ruth Conley by Captain Harold Vanderploeg. (Courtesy of William 'Billy' Thomas von Kruger)

June 14, 1954 - William Thomas von Kruger - Certificate of Birth.  (Courtesy of William 'Billy' Thomas von Kruger)

September 2, 2006 - William Thomas ("Billy")von Kruger with his family.  Left to right, Billy, granddaughter Ana, wife Maria, son Rafael, and in front is Billy's grandson, Artur.  Billy and his family now live in Ouro Branco, Minas Gerais, Brasil.  He truly has an amazing story in explaining why he has his first and middle names.  (Courtesy of William 'Billy' Thomas von Kruger)

   

Program for Children's Show on the S.S. Argentina, June 22, 1956.  (Courtesy of William 'Billy' Eggers)

S.S. Argentina Girls

S.S. Argentina Girls

Passenger show aboard the ship in August 1954.  Henry Born is the man with the turban.  Bob Freely, Orchestra Leader can be seen in the middle of the photo.

Passenger show aboard the ship in August 1954.  Henry Born is the man with the turbon.

 

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