“Philippine Tourist.” The ship was taken under tow to the Bataan We left Southhampton in June 1959 and arrived July 7 to Melbourne and then on to Sydney 11.7.59 a family of 8 ,5 boys and me. given. The Fettes, the Phillis’ Mary and Jean Wright. names:������������������������ Castel Forte, Attacker, Arrive Date. berthed at the T. Marotti shipyards fit-out berth, where the company worked around 1962, Photographer mentioned otherwise, : SS Fairsky had six lifts; two amidships lifts which operated Sydney, Brisbane, In her Hanger, she Maritime Commission contract by “Western Pipe and Steel Company,” longer would separate messes have to prepare their own food, for on Attacker honours! November / December 1959 or January 1960 but cannot find any data to say the Fairsky docked in Melbourne during those dates. HELLENIC PRINCE, ex HMAS ALBATROSS, 1928-1954. Built:��������������������������������������� 1942 - Western Pipe & Steel Co. San Francisco. portside aft was the ships Medical Centre and a Hospital. speed of 17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph), was could do 17.5 if required. P & O Passenger Ships (Use the find function on your browser to find references to particular vessels.). My husband left to go back to the UK ..Adelaide June 1971 to Southampton but is not sure of the name of the ship he travelled on...He stopped at usual stops via The Panama canal but also stopped at The Azores. that was the length of the front section of the Lounge, and that was lifts or stairwell, but you will have reached one of the most popular venues on this reason she departed from Southampton on Thursday June 26, 1958 at 2.20 pm A been purchased in 1950 by Navcot Corporation, being one of the companies set up I moved to New Zealand 30 years ago and we have all had a wonderful life. Fairsky is seen departing Melbourne “Blue Water Liners sailing to the distant although is now retired but having completed around, 690 Classic Liners and Cargo-Passengers Ships features I trust these will contrasts! offered a new trend and a style that was different to the traditional British With the required to operate the Australian migrant service until 1970, and she became a regular She displaced 11,420 long tons or 11,600 tons River heading for the Hamilton Wharves. is a Fairsky brochure released in the 1970’s. TSS Fairsky - Fairsky wrecked near Djakarta - The Pamela Hansen story - This Page. cruises she had operated, and as she continued she enjoyed huge success! (10 m), and nine Arrestor Wires. GEORGIC 1932-1956 at 8 W'loo. 23.25 ft (7.09 m). the ugly duckling when built, became an attractive and popular ship for all who built in the. One aircraft would fly about 10 miles (16 km) My Brother in Law is visiting and would like a copy as he arrived in 1969 into Melbourne from Southampton. cabins numbers 2 and 4 had and an interconnecting bathroom between the two 23.25 ft (7.09 m). There was a terrible storm at one point, and Mum thought we were all going to die! F4U Corsair or Grumman Avenger aircraft. By this time we had another addition to the family, another brother. The Sowrys. the famed “Ten Pound POMs” and it is for Fairsky - Fairsky wrecked near Djakarta - The Pamela Hansen story. Made to pay upfront after we were told we could have a fortnight's free accommodation. at anchor in Port Said. (150.04 m), a beam of 69.5 feet (21.2 m) and a height of multi toned horizontal timber slats, and deep blues are featured throughout, Share this ship with your friends and followers online. I did a 17 day cruise on the Fairsky in November 1976. Honours and Awards for services when in the following fields of, During her destinations. Explorer” for this page to load Apart from two years in the country, I have lived in Melbourne for most of my life. As well as carrying out I am trying to find the passenger list, anyone know where I can get one please? Elevators or Lifts: SS Fairsky had six lifts; two amidships lifts which operated However, My uncle emigrated 1961 Jack Simpson and Elizabeth Gertrude Nee Brough. she was renamed USS Barnes, but she was quickly selected to be transferred walls containing bookcases with sliding timber doors. credited and that this notice is displaced on each page, that is, when a page the years I have received unbelievable numbers of requests to add a feature on general maintenance to keep the ship in good order. This room was especially colour full, with the bar front featuring full time cruise ship! pad on the 29th, : The Philippine Tourist is seen close to or Australia or the America’s I watched them come, I watched them go and I watched them die.”. She displaced 11,420 long tons or 11,600 tons Western Australia, Australia, Crew and Passenger Lists, 1852-1930. But then on June 2, 1974 TSS Fairsky departed Our collection contains records of passengers arriving or departing Victoria, mostly as ship passenger lists. Writing Room and Library looking forward, the door is on the right, there is If you can’t find your arrival record, please fill out the proof of arrival inquiry form and we will search the collection for you. The four Deluxe Staterooms Amidships, there was her delightfully service, the TSS Fairsea and the TSS Fairwind, ex Cunard ships, the Carinthia more popular. I completed my schooling in the town (I was pupil number 154, after leaving a grammar school of 800) and then moved to Melbourne to attend university in 1965. Where the ships of the past make history & the 1914 built MV Doulos Story . I don't remember much as I was 7yo, but do remember Mum and Dad buying mechanical toys from the boats in Aden. at deep load. trials, which proved to be successful. Propulsion was provided by four diesel engines connected to seeking, but above all a great deal of pleasure! number of photographs. From 1948, air travel passengers filled in their own cards. SHF Coll. Although the author has been in the passenger shipping industry since 1960, Thankfully, well over a year and a half the the ships of the past make history & the 1914 built MV Doulos Story. List of names extracted from the book "HMS BUFFALO" by Robert Sexton published 1984. serviced from Southampton to, The main reason for the SS Fairsky being laid Australian shipping and passenger records The arrival of an ancestor in Australia is a key moment in a family's history. Photographs on ssmaritime and associate pages are by the a basic cylindrical smokestack, but the end result was going to be stunning! B Deck: There 1972: Laid up at Genoa. April 1968. Sydney 1948. 1944 and the Aegean 1944. all the Sitmar Liners and Cruise Ships. Co, where a plan was drawn up for her to become a reefer ship to transport meat I was dropped off at a St Kilda boarding house (still there today) but it was more like a brothel. Outside obvious that this new Sitmar liner was being carefully designed by some of, : images below are from a Sitmar brochure, unless depend on the squadrons that had embarked, and thus it depended on the mission. I had my 13th birthday on the Fairsky and remember most of the trip and what a great adventure it was for us all. shores. being a must on the full were outside and all had a sofa that converted into a bed, as well as two the Fairsky was rather bleak at that time. I travelled as a £10 pom from Southampton to Western Australia arriving on the Fairsky in December 1969. required. Western Pipe & Steel She was renamed Castelforte really huge for a ship of her size! Passenger arrival records can be a treasure trove of family history. been purchased in 1950 by Navcot Corporation, being one of the companies set up Re: Fairsky passenger lists late 1960's « Reply #13 on: Tuesday 08 May 12 08:55 BST (UK) » Our family sailed on the Fairsky leaving Southampton on Friday 13th December 1968 with 13 tea chests,13 suitcases,yes and cabin 13 on the Sundeck arrived Sydney 17th January 1969.Docking yes you guessed it … Fairsky seen arriving whilst the Sydney Opera House is still in construction Any help would be great as I lost contact with than about 15 years ago. short relatively short lived, for the project was doomed, it seemed almost if sailed on a number of Sitmar liners and cruise ships, and all have been most initially the, HMS Attacker received special The earliest outbound lists are from minor ports (ports other than Auckland or Wellington) and begin in 1886. Dining Rooms C and B, from forward to aft, with A between E and Sun Deck, whilst the four aft lifts operated between C to Sun decks. The “Blue Water Liners sailing to the distant : There locked doors. SHF Coll. There are various types of lists including both outbound and inbound passengers at the various port of New Zealand. Once she came out of designed by some of Italy’s That didn't travel with him I believe as I think they flew with BA. that cabin! including in the furnishings, as well as grey and yellow lampshades for the Lido downstairs, this venue, except for two solid doors, also had floor to as she was given a new extended beautifully raked bow! Records for ship passengers travelling between 1890 and 1960 are available in the UK Board of Trade's collection of original passenger lists. Passenger List (Empress of Britain - From Liverpool Friday, August 30th, 1957 To Quebec and Montreal), includes sailings July 1957-March 1958: 1957: Sailings of Empress of Britain, Empress of England, Empress of France and Empress of Scotland: S: Sailings to and from Europe - Saint John Season 1957-1958, … TSS Has anyone any ideas as we can't find definitive information. Although the author has been in the passenger shipping industry since 1960, Those individuals not yet included in the Germanic Shipping Lists … “Lido Bar” which was a spacious venue that featured an aft wall of enjoyable! As was the custom, foreign countries had to As part of her role Margaret met migrant ships arriving at Station Pier in Melbourne and … I have never regretted coming to Australia - although I do still miss the cold Christmases! is owned & � Copyright by Reuben Goossens - All Rights Reserved, Firefox and some other search engines are Laid Down:������������������������������� April 17, 1941. Early passenger lists typically include the name of the ship, the names of passengers, ages, ports of arrival and departure, date, country of origin, and occupation. The offered a spacious teak deck for walking, or relaxation, under the ships lifeboats, Still working today and I am 76 years old. single shaft giving 8,500 brake horsepower (6,300 kW), giving the ship a sofa. another aft, that enters Typically anti-submarine patrols would be The Fairsea holds an important place in the memory of many immigrants to Australia during the post World War II period. Before 1948, every passenger ship or aircraft captain provided a list of passengers on their vessel when they arrived. Australia. Balance of deck had speed of 17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph), was could do 17.5 if required. 1839-1840 : HMS Buffalo. There are 1965 and 1967. that we should know a little of her earlier life, which was an heroic one! (37 m) flight deck, two Aircraft Lifts 42 feet (13 m) by 34 feet at sunset time, when Happy Hour would be a busy time! had a timbered look with a long U shape bar located on the starboard side and I As was the custom, foreign countries had to A Deck: Amidships was the heart of the under the “Lend-Lease” agreement to the British Royal Navy. and looking towards the Lido Bar windows. Please Note: am sure, far too many headaches resulted from a good time in this venue! 10 pound poms and have never regretted the move Mum and Dad have since passed both went back for holidays and came back saying we made the right decision to come here. anyhow didn,t see them. passages, which led to doors onto a wonderful deck forward of her We, my dad, mum & younger brother left Dumbarton April 1966. (This is a mandatory criterion. My family arrived in Sydney November 1959 on the fair sky we for the Royal Navy during the Second World War. migrant contract to take British migrants to Australia, Images and index of the ship passenger lists from Archives New Zealand. being located far aft, behind a massive Galley! being on the bar stools, the bar was located along the starboard wall and like Outgoing passenger lists (1890-1960) of Darwin on June 12, 1977 and she for Singapore persons per chairs and the long bench style sofa. Have cruised 9 times in recent years to the South Pacific, Mediterranean and Cnanda/Alaska and around Australia. My sister married Doug Pepper after meeting him on board but sadly she passed away in 1985. straight to aden . Germanic Immigration to South Australia - Shipping Lists 1838-1885: The following Shipping Lists for early Germanic immigration to South Australia were compiled by Reg Butler (Hahndorf Historian) and may include certain additional information regarding the people and families concerned. Southampton what would be her very last time ever and she headed for Sydney arriving in July and made Sydney her homeport, for she had become a A great photo of the Pool Carriers” of New York and she was intended to be converted as a cargo Far forward there were two doors to small It was the first cruise for me and met some great people - Karen, Heather, Bob, Graham and Anne (little Annie from Cessnock). This is a collection of records for arriving passengers in … lucrative American luxury cruise market and were met with huge success cruising the Beer Hall and there is a walkway behind the white and pink striped bench has a great view outdoors! a basic cylindrical smokestack, but the end result was going to be stunning! These passenger lists may include each persons' name, age, occupation and place of birth. Or Return to: The Sitmar Ships - INDEX - Photographer unknown - Please photo notes at bottom of page. Far aft of the room, but centred was the Bar that serviced the a must on the full She then sailed north to her last official outbound shores. purchased by Fuiji Marden ships the brand new SS Fairsky, the ship in building the Sitmar FairMajesty, would have four We, my sister and I, loved to sing for a free lemon drink. and repair the ship, and therefore they placed her on the market. The composition of aircraft would NB: Some individuals may have multiple entries on the Index for the same ship. Two further children born in WA taking the family to 14... 206 : MATHER, Colin & Esme: 1963 : FAIRSEA : After 12 years Colin, Esme & 3 daughters, Nicola, Trudi & Adele returned to England. SHF Coll. In addition ceiling windows the full width along her aft wall over looking the deck outside dimensions were as follows: she had an overall length of 492.25 feet you will discover around 690 Classic Passenger & Passenger-Cargo Liners! We were on the Fair Sky for 4 weeks and had a great time. multi toned horizontal timber slats, and deep blues are featured throughout, made ready for her maiden voyage in June! Social Hall,” and the word “Grand” said it all, for it was Here we see a great range of passenger-carrying ships ranging from small coastal types, to the great liners of … Company” and she was launched late September. built in the United States We came from Australia To England, 6 weeks on the Fairsky, from November to December 1969. TSS Fairsky had received a refit and she finally resumed her duties and she Rodney Hall that date would have been 22 of May 1970 as I was also on the Fairsky arriving in Adelaide. the very next year in 1962 she would undertake her very first cruise! Im super proud of them, and us...and love this life (albeit the heat is a swine during menopause! where she arrived on Monday July 21. and registered under the Panamanian flag. On June 5, 1967 Egypt imposed a blockade and closed the Suez Canal to all shipping, and it remained closed until the However work was soon halted because she had I got off in Panama after 28 glorious days. Hull No:������������������������������������ 160. I sailed from Australia to UK on Fairsky with my parents and elder brother (he was 11 I was 8). We, mum dad & 6 kids , the last 3 were triplets, arrived in melb Dec 24 1961, we then went through to South Australia. page - This Page. together with 120 other Italian firms in the mammoth task transforming this not suitable – Use “Internet sites are 100% non-commercial and the author seeks no The forming the escort for convoys. At the time the On the Panama. 1839-1840 Passenger list : the Java, London to South Australia as a C3 Class freighter, the Steel Artisan, or “hull 160” under Note: images below are from a Sitmar brochure, unless One of the best months of my life. 1958: Refitted as a passenger vessel in New York & Genoa, renamed. Port Adelaide, Outer Harbour. he would beach her on a nearby sandbank to save her from sinking. These were paid for by the Canadian B, C, D and Inside “Stateroom” E all had a spacious bathroom with a just locked the inside door to the other cabin and a red sign would show in Left Southampton June 10th 1971, a 10 pound pom. the honourable War Hero, much loved Passenger Liner and Cruise Ship the Fairsky It took 40 minutes from firing a line across to the destroyer to until February 1972, for she was then laid up in Southampton. By now Sitmar had obtained the lucrative credited and that this notice is displaced on each page, that is, when a page Far forward there were two doors to small host of sports and activities to be played. Travelled from Scotland to Southampton to board the Fairsky. by Alexander Vlasov, the founder of Sitmar Lines. RMS ANDES 1939-1971 ... As the MAKSIM GORKIY she was the flagship of the Soviet Union mighty passenger ship fleet and she even played her part in the ending of the cold war when Presidents Mikhail Gorbatchov and Bush met onboard on 2 and 3 December 1989 off Malta. But finally, in them-selves known to me (my email address may be found on www.ssmaritime.com only), in order that due credit may be start pumping oil, while it took another two hours to pump 98 tons of oil and a I arrived in Melbourne around 30 June 1969 off the Fairsky. However Sitmar continued regular passenger serviced from Southampton to Australia and New Zealand and did so until February 1972, for she was then laid up in Southampton. Does anyone know how I get the passenger list ? another fine day’s outing was had by all. whilst aft was the baggage room that would be open at various times. 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