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

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.
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

More information

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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