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Programme - Ladies' Night Dance Program, RHMS Ellinis, Chandris Lines, circa 1960s-1970s Document Reg. No: SH 930811

Summary:
Programme for a Ladies' Dance Night on the Chandris Line ship the RHMS Ellinis, circa 1960s-1970s.

The Ellinis was built in 1931 as the Lurline for the US Matson Line, she was used for the San Francisco to Honolulu service. Operating as a troop ship between 1942 and 1946, when she was completely refitted. She then re-entered the San Francisco to Los Angeles to Honolulu service in 1948 before being sold to Chandris Lines in 1963. Renamed Ellinis she was refitted with accommodation for 1,668-single class passengers. First used for the round-the-world service from Rotterdam to Sydney to Rotterdam, from 1975 onwards she was used for cruising only. She was scrapped in 1986.
Description:
Rectangular, cream coloured card with blue print, folded in two. The front cover has a blue inner border in a geometrical design. The border has a space in the upper right side in which a flag is drawn. The flag is blue with a white X-shaped cross and is fluttering from the top of a flag pole. Inset from the blue patterned border is a stamped border of black lines. The inner pages consist of blue printed text within blue lined borders. The back page is blank.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from (Estate of) Mrs Myrtle Hyland
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 15.50 cm (Height), 16.50 cm (Width), 12.00 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Measured folded

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Tagged with: recreation, commerce, shipping lines, shipboard travel, ship memorabilia
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Leisure Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: programs
Inscriptions: Front cover, printed, blue ink, u.l., "CHANDRIS LINES / R.H.M.S. "ELLINIS" / LADIES' NIGHT DANCE PROGRAM / LADIES, THE FIRST HOUR OF / THE DANCE IS YOURS / (Ninth Northbound Voyage)"; inside cover, "Rules For The Evening / 1. LADIES ! You invite the Gentleman to Dance! [extens. text]"; 3rd page, "Programme / 1. Lucky Number Fox Trot" handwritten, "Dave Cord" [extensive handwritten and printed text]
Manufactured For: Chandris Line Ltd., England, Great Britain, circa 1960s-1970s
Place & Date Used: ., circa 1960s-1970s

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