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

Unfolded accommodation and berthing plan for Chandris Lines, RHMS Britanis. The plans feature a photographic image of the ship in blue and show the floor plans of the different decks of the ship. It also notes the gross register tonnage (G.R.T.) as 25,245 and that the ship is fully Air Conditioned.

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.

This collection of shipping memorabilia relating to the Europe & U.K. to Australia and Pacific Cruising voyages of the Greek-owned Chandris Lines passenger ships was collected by Paul Carman who joined the company's Melbourne office as a bookings officer in 1975. Mr Carman was responsible for allocating berths to passengers boarding Chandris Lines ships in Melbourne for cruises or voyages back to Europe. He continued to work for Chandris Lines until the company folded and still works in the cruise industry as Business Development Manager for Victoria, Tasmania & South Australia for the company Creative Cruising.
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


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
simon birch Posted on 13 Aug 2014 12:00 AM
I sailed to Australia age 12 in November 1972. I will never forget my escaping death by seconds when I left our cabin during a storm in the Indian Ocean. The porthole window I had been sat by blew in, as the crew had failed to fit dead lights over the port holes on our deck. We then had to sleep nights on a sofa in a lobby as there were no other cabins free. Nice holiday!
Don Robertson Posted on 01 Nov 2014 1:48 PM
I joined the Britanis in Wellington September 1974 with three mates for the journey to Southampton. We met up with five Australian nurses who had embarked at Melbourne (ex Adelaide by bus) and Sydney.
And yes I was the clear winner in the male knobbly knees competition so would have judged the female lovely legs competition.
Forty years later two of us guys are married to two of the lasses met onboard
Van Den Berg Tony Posted on 21 Nov 2014 7:56 AM
I sailed with my brother Wim in 1972 from Fremantle to Panama

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