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Accommodation Plan - Chandris Lines, SS Australis, 1976 Document Reg. No: HT 14830

Folded accommodation and berthing plan for Chandris Lines, SS Australis. 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.

Built in 1939 as the America to accommodate 516 first class, 371 cabin class and 159 tourist class passengers for the United States Lines, she was used as a US troop ship between 1941 and 1946. Used on the North Atlantic passenger service until 1964 when she was sold to Chandris Lines and renamed SS Australis. Rebuilt to accommodate 2,300 single class passengers, she sailed from Southampton around the world, including Australia. She often brought migrants from Europe to Australia as Chandris Lines had the Australian Government's migrant contract, bringing scores of new settlers to Freemantle, Melbourne and Sydney. The increase in air travel saw a decline in passengers on the Europe to Australia route and in 1978 the Australis was sold to Venture Cruise Line and renamed America. This venture was unsuccessful and later that year she was repurchased by Chandris Line and renamed Italis.
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, ss australis 1976
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 / CHANDRIS CRUISES / S.S. AUSTRALIS / BERTHING PLAN"
Printed next page: "S.S. AUSTRALIS" / ONE CLASS SHIP / 34,449 Gross Tonnage Fully air Conditioned
User: Chandris Line Ltd., London, England, Great Britain, 1976
Ship Depicted: ., 1976

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