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Photographer:John Wilson [View profile]Title:FAIRSKYAdded:Jul 28, 2016
Captured:March 12, 1970IMO:5111622Hits:1,028
Location:Brisbane, Australia
Photo Category: Cruise Ships and Liners built before 1950
Cruise ship FAIRSKY departing Brisbane 12 Mar 1970.
Built:1942 12464gt 153m x 21.2m x 7.9m 17.5 knots
Flag: Liberia
Laid down as cargo vessel STEEL ARTISAN 7 Apr 1941. Taken over by the US Govt and converted to aircraft carrier. To be named USS BARNES but commissioned as HMS ATTACKER(42) 10200gt on lend-lease to Royal Navy.
1950 to Navcot Corp (Alexandr Vaslov)as CASTELFORTE.
1952 transferred to Sitmar Line for conversion to reefer ship but laid up.
1953 named changed to CASTEL FORTE and converted to passenger ship by 1958.
Renamed FAIRSKY 1958 and registered to Fairline Shipping Corp (Sitmar).
Sold Dec 1977 to Fuji Marden & Co.
Mar 1978 sold to Peninsula Shipping Corp, Philippines and renamed PHILIPPINE TOURIST.
3 Nov 1978 gutted by fire in Manila and broken up Hong Kong 24 May 1980.

Photo courtesy Brisbane City Council

Vessel Identification
Name:Philippine Tourist
Former name(s):
- Castel Forte (Until 1979)
- Fair Sky (Until 1964)
- Fairsky (Until 1959)
- Attacker (Until 1958)
- Castel Forte (Until 1957)
- Steel Artisan (Until 1952)
- Barnes (Until 1942)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:12,463 tons
Summer DWT:14,170 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1942
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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brian e cole on Jul 29, 2016 04:30 (5 years ago)
Thank you for posting John. Love anything SITMAR, Brian
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