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Accommodation Plan - Chandris Lines, RHMS Patris, 1964 Document Reg. No: HT 14812

Summary:
Folded accommodation and berthing plan for Chandris Lines, RHMS Patris. The plan feature a photographic image of the ship in blue and show the floor plans of the different decks of the ship. It also notes that the ship was fully Air Conditioned.

Launched as the Bloemfontein Castle for Union Castle Liners, in 1950, she was sold to Chandris Lines in 1959 due to declining usage. Renamed Patris (Mother Country or Homeland in Greek) she was refitted to carry 1000 tourist class and 36 first class passengers on the Greece to Australia route. Her decks were named Aegean, Mediterranean, Ionian, Corinthic, Cretan and Doric. She departed Piraeus in December 1959 for her maiden voyage to Australia, via the Suez Canal to Fremantle, Melbourne, and Sydney, where she arrived on January 1960. RHMS Patris made a total of 91 voyages to Australia between 1959 and 1975, bringing countless thousands of Greek Migrants to Australia to start a new life. Following cyclone Tracy Chandris chartered the Patris to the Australian Government to be used as a floating hostel, for those who had lost their homes, from February 14, 1975 until November 1975. She was then used for several unsuccessful short term ventures before being scrapped in 1987.
Description:
Folded plan printed on white stock in dark blue lettering and lining. Features photographic image of the ship in blue and floor plans of the different decks of the ship.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Paul Carman, 2006
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 330.0 mm (Width), 465.0 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, pamphlets, shipping, shipping lines, ship memorabilia, shipping industry, ships, plan drawings, accommodation
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Shipping Lines
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Inscriptions: Printed on front page in blue: "CHANDRIS LINES / GREEK AUSTRALIA LINE S.A. / R.H.M.S. "PATRIS" / BERTHING PLAN"
Printed next page: "R.H.M.S. "PATRIS" / ONE CLASS SHIP / 24,000 tons, Dis. - Fully air Conditioned
User: Chandris Line Ltd., London, England, Great Britain, 1964
Ship Depicted: RHMS Patris, Chandris Line Ltd (Greek Australian Line), 1964

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