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Photographer:Arnes [View profile]Title:BATORYAdded:Apr 30, 2008
Photo Category: Cruise Ships and Liners built before 1950
A photo which my father took in the 50's just south of Måløy,Norway. He enlarged it and got it partly hand-coloured, and quality is maybe not so good. This Polish liner was built 1936 at Monfalcone, and was in service until 1969, when she was used as hotelship in Gdansk. Broken up in Hong Kong in 6/1971.
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rogas86 on Feb 25, 2011 15:30 (7 years ago)
I'm writing a book about the ship m / s Batory, I would love to use your pictures in my publication. Of course, in return, offer a free copy. Please contact me at email
Paulo Mestre on May 07, 2008 12:58 (9 years ago)
Hello to all.

Johan, you don't have to go any further then ShipSpotting to find some color photos of the BATORY:

Definitely yellow.

The only changes I've noticed in these ships was the color of the hull of the BATORY, from black to grey, when she was removed from the New York service.

A fine movie with the sisters on YouTube:

Best regards from Lisbon,
Paulo Mestre
J de Nauclér on May 02, 2008 15:37 (9 years ago)
Hallo Arne!
Maybe time to "repaint" the funnels again to white... ;-))
I have looked into my old articles from old Technical magazines for shipbuilding, and a photo on "BATORY" and her sistership "PILSUDSKI" the hull is black, overstructure white, but the funnels on the ships look a bit darker on the black/white photos, so there is maybe not impossible that the actually were YELLOW in 1935, but is impossible to tell from old b/w photos, but the darker colour of the funnels does not look pure white in my eyes. Due to copyright limitations of the still existing maritime journal in question, I can't publish the photo here as it belongs to the journal. But there IS a POSSIBILITY that it may be yellow.
MAYBE SOME POLISH SHIP-FLEEOW can REALLY TEACH us speculating Vikings here ? Were the Polish Transatlantic liners "PILSUDSKI" and "BATORY" of abt 1935, built in 1935, white, yellow and black and if so, what years (if different) ?

Ciao & Best regards 8-) ,
Johan N, (European Shipyard historical researcher)
Uppsala, Sweden-EU
Arnes on May 01, 2008 01:34 (9 years ago)
Hello Johan,
I'm not sure if the yellow colour is correct; as mentioned the photo has been hand-coloured. I have not seen any colour-photos of this vessel earlier, only b/w. I don't think the funnel ever has been black, as on the b/w photos I have seen, the funnel always has been in a light colour. Black has normally been for the Szczecin-vessels, belonging to Polish Steamship Company.

Rgds, Arne
J de Nauclér on Apr 30, 2008 14:15 (9 years ago)
Were the funnels of those days of the old Italian built BATORY really yellow - weren't ship of the Gdynia based ships WHITE or BLACK ?
Happy for a comment or a really know-how reply on this matter.

Johan de NAUCLÉR
Maritime historian Uppsala,Sweden-EU
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