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Accommodation Plan - Chandris Lines, RHMS Britanis, 1973 Document Reg. No: HT 14820

Summary:
Unfolded accommodation and berthing plan for Chandris Lines, RHMS Britanis. There plans feature a photographic image of the ship in blue and show the floor plans of the different decks of the ship. They also note that the ship was fully Air Conditioned, and could carry 25,245 single class passengers.

Built as the Monterey in 1932 for the US, Matson Line, she sailed the San Francisco to New Zealand and Australia route. She was used as a troopship from 1941 to 1956, when she was renamed Matsoniato sail between Los Angeles and Honolulu. Sold to the Greek Chandris Line in 1970 she was renamed Britanis and commenced round the world cruises. She sank in 2000 off the coast of South Africa.
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

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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 / R.H.M.S. "BRITANIS" / BERTHING PLAN"
Printed next page: "R.H.M.S. "BRITANIS" / ONE CLASS SHIP / 25,245 G,R,T, Fully air Conditioned
User: Chandris Line Ltd., London, England, Great Britain, 1973
Ship Depicted: RHMS Britanis, 1973

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john cannon Posted on 15 Jul 2012 1:09 AM
migrated to australia on the britanis, cabin 658, in march 1973.
Shirley Madin (nee Price) Posted on 04 Oct 2013 6:41 PM
Immigrated to Australia as a 3 year old, lived in Victoria.
Shaun McEvoy Posted on 05 Dec 2013 6:23 PM
I sailed on the Britanis after it's major refit from Southhampton on the 21st February 1971. As I was only 12 years old with my parents I found the trip to Australia as a great adventure and I have many fond memories of the ship except when I woke up the night shift crew in the middle of the day running amok in the corridors, they were not impressed. Sad to see it sunk of Cape Town, a glorious end to a glorious ship.
Alice Lumley (nee Moore) Posted on 12 Mar 2014 8:58 AM
I sailed from Sydney to Southampton October 1974 with my brother and parents. I was 7 but have vivid memories. I remember my mum singing ( she was an actress in Adelaide) and my Dad getting a gang of gentlemen together to sing songs from South Pacific wearing just a tie and a towel! My mum won a lovely legs competition and I proudly told everyone she had won the knobbly knees competition! The journey took about 5 or 6 weeks and was an amazing experience.
gillian swan Posted on 22 Jun 2014 1:24 AM
migrated march 1974 husband MICK 3 daughters

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