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Photographer:Chris Finney [View profile]Title:FairseaAdded:Jul 20, 2018
Location:Adelaide, Australia
Photo Category: Cruise Ships and Liners built before 1950
With streamers still dragging "Fairsea" is departing Adelaide's Outer Harbor - end destination Southampton.
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ChasB46 on Jul 21, 2018 17:42 (1 year ago)
Built 1941 by Sun,USA as Rio de la Plata for Moore-McCormick,taken over and converted to escort carrier HMS Charger.
1942 USS Charger.
1949 converted to passenger ship,renamed Fairsea (alvion SS Corp / Sitmar)
GRT 11678,DWT 15126 ; 1958 refit, GRT 13432.
Length 150, beam 21 metre; Single screw diesel 17 kts; Broken up 1969
Trygve Eriksen on Jul 21, 2018 16:07 (1 year ago)
Very nice sight; And interesting details; the way in which the life boats are placed. And: Many decks below the main deck, see all the port holes, for passangers as well as crew (?).
Clive Harvey on Jul 21, 2018 15:26 (1 year ago)
Brett, how could I even consider shooting you for having lost your photos in a flood? It was surely something that was way beyond your control. Pictures get lost for many reasons so all the more reason to enjoy what survives and, like this one, captures very special moments.
Chris Finney on Jul 21, 2018 15:07 (1 year ago)
You're welcome, Emmanuel
Emmanuel.L on Jul 21, 2018 14:52 (1 year ago)
I remember this ship clearly as she the one that my friends emigrated to Australia on in the early 60s.There was not any joy at that time ,but a lot of anguish and tears of those leaving their mother country and those left behind. Such heart breaking memories.
thanks for sharing.
Brett Bachmann on Jul 21, 2018 13:47 (1 year ago) will shoot me...I lost all my beloved pictures in a flood. I took of the mailships and the odd Suez re-route around Cape Town. I was broken. I know your preference and I know you would have appreciated what I would have had to share :( I was young then, but I had an interest and passion.
Clive Harvey on Jul 21, 2018 10:09 (1 year ago)
The sheer excitement of this picture, the crowds lining the decks, the streamers. It's probably the best ship picture I'll see today - probably all year!!
Brett Bachmann on Jul 21, 2018 08:11 (1 year ago)
Streamers.....long gone...
brian e cole on Jul 21, 2018 05:12 (1 year ago)
Thanks for posting Chris. The ship I came to Australia on in 1958.
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