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Accommodation Plan - Chandris Lines, RHMS Britanis, 1973 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
|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|