Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Ben Oostdam's Autobiography



Sections

1932 - 1939, part 1: my first seven years, before World War 2
1932 - 1939, part 2:

1940 - 1945, part 1: my "war - years"
1940 - 1945, part 2:
1940 - 1945, part 3:
1940 - 1945, part 4:

1946 - 1950, part 1: Amstelveen
1946 - 1950, part 2: Hervormd Lyceum
1946 - 1950, part 3: Summer 1950

1950 - 1952: KIM, Den Helder
1950; cruise on "Karel Doorman"; part 1 : Embarkation
1950; cruise on "Karel Doorman"; part 2 : Sailing to the Mediterranean
1950; cruise on "Karel Doorman"; part 3 : Malta
1950; cruise on "Karel Doorman"; part 4 : Malta, cont.
1950; cruise on "Karel Doorman"; part 5 : Volcanoes and Eruptions!
1950; cruise on "Karel Doorman"; part 6 : Italy - Spain
1950; cruise on "Karel Doorman"; part 7 : Valencia - Gibraltar

1951: back at the Institute: part 1
1951: back at the Institute: part 2
1952; cruise on the "Van Kinsbergen" to New Guinea : part 1
1952; cruise on the "Van Kinsbergen" to New Guinea: part 2, to Gibraltar
1952; cruise on the "Van Kinsbergen" to New Guinea: part 3, Mediterranean Sea revisited
1952; cruise on the "Van Kinsbergen" to New Guinea: part 4, Suez Canal and Red Sea
1952; cruise on the "Van Kinsbergen" to New Guinea: part 5, Indian Ocean
1952; cruise on the "Van Kinsbergen" to New Guinea: part 6, Sri Lanka
1952; cruise on the "Van Kinsbergen" to New Guinea: part 7, Singapore
1952; cruise on the "Van Kinsbergen" to New Guinea: part 8, Singapore to Sorong, N.G.
1952; cruise on the "Van Kinsbergen" to New Guinea: part 9, New Guinea
1952; cruise on the "Van Kinsbergen" to New Guinea: part 10, Hollandia, Biak, back to Holland
1952, May: I resign from the Naval Academy
1952 - 1954: Nationale Handelsbank, Amsterdam, first page
1952 - 1954: Nationale Handelsbank, Amsterdam, second page
1949 - 1954: My Boats, first page, before 1952
1949 - 1954: My Boats,second page, 1952-3
1949 - 1954: My Boats, third page, 1954
1949 - 1954: Boats and I , Singlehanded Circumnavigations of the World
1953 : Our Engagement : Lony Lameris and Ben Oostdam, May 9
1954 : Vacation to Burg Haamstede September 1-8, part 1
1954 : Vacation to Burg Haamstede September 1-8, part 2
1954 : Family Photographs September 12
1954 : Departure aboard the M.V."Sumatra" from Amsterdam to Singapore September 19
1954 : Port Said and the Suez Canal (again) September 30
1954 : Shipboard Celebrations in the Red Sea Gonneke Visser's Fifth Birthday!
1954 : Belawan, Sumatra: Urip Santoso; Singapore: Wim van Zijl October 18 and 20, respectively

1954 : Bangkok, Thailand and the Dutch Bank
1955: Some temple scenes in Bangkok
1955, Jan.23: Nakorn Nayok
1955, May 23: Letter about Scooter Trip to Kanchanaburi
1955, June 5 : Bangkok to Chachoengsao
1955, August 21: Cruise on Menam with Mrs. van Oenen
1956, April 6-8: Tour to Tasau
1954 - 1957: Bangkok, Thailand
more to follow
1957 - 1960: McGill University, Montreal, Canada
to follow
1960 - 1963: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA
to follow
1963 - 1965: Ocean Science & Engineering, S.A.

1966 - 1976: The Marine Science Consortium

1976 - 1978: KISR, Kuwait
to follow
1978 Tour of Africa, Asia, Pacific:
under construction
... Indonesia, 1978

1980 - 1982: UNDP - IMA, Trinidad and Tobago
to follow
1986: Virgin Islands
to follow
1988 : China
to follow
1988: Indonesia

1990 - 1997: MU and
Caribbean Coastal Studies
1998: Touring Namibia with Mercia

1999/2000: Y2K Tour of Indonesia with Paul Billeter

2000: HOLLAND 2000: KIM 50th Reunion,Den Helder;
- - - - - Amsterdam, Middelburg Z.H., Leiden, Reeuwijk, Venlo, Zutphen, Eindhoven-Utrecht

1998-2000: November's status of Strawbale Pavilion




RETURN TO:
Ben Oostdam's Home Page
or:
Index of Ben Oostdam's Web Sites

latest update: December 25, 2000
for comments and suggestions, please contact: boostdam@hotmail.com