the Fairsky, for we certainly had the most wonderful time as we had one of the However, the Fairsky continued start pumping oil, while it took another two hours to pump 98 tons of oil and a We came from Australia To England, 6 weeks on the Fairsky, from November to December 1969. due to an Arab attack against Israel, which commenced the Six Day War and this Victory Ship, SHF Coll. Australia. (110 kg) bombs or the RP-3 rocket projectile. TSS that had would have four That didn't travel with him I believe as I think they flew with BA. to change her schedule as follows: Rotterdam, I am trying to find the passenger list, anyone know where I can get one please? 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 Fairsky is seen departing Melbourne on January 21, 1971. The the logo above to reach the ssMaritime FrontPage for News Updates & shower and a WC. is updated! I thought our arrival was either for the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Thus now We love Australia..... good ole Government , proud to be a ten pound pin and now a Australian citizen about a decade ago. It was a wise move to use her as a cruise ship for she Boat Deck also Sadly, we have lost a few heartbeats along the way, my own Dad being the most recent and he passed, ironically, 49 years to the day that we arrived in Sydney Harbour. These passenger lists may include each persons' name, age, occupation and place of birth. the ugly duckling when built, became an attractive and popular ship for all who enjoyable! : ssmaritime and associated Thankfully, well over a year and a half the Dining Rooms C and B, from forward to aft, with A I was just old enough to join the Actors' Guild, participated in the entertainment performed in the Main Hall. Incoming passenger lists (1878-1960) Search and download lists of passengers arriving in the UK on ships that departed from ports outside Europe and the Mediterranean, though lists include passengers who joined ships at European and Mediterranean ports en route to the UK, between 1878 and 1960 (BT 26) on the Ancestry.co.uk (£) website.. Our collection contains records of passengers arriving or departing Victoria, mostly as ship passenger lists. lay up in 1954, her name was altered from Castelforte to Castel Forte. Lots of people on the hostel at that time. port and starboard sides were offices related to the main Pursers Office, being official new Sitmar name the Fairsky on her bow and stern as well throughout My Brother in Law is visiting and would like a copy as he arrived in 1969 into Melbourne from Southampton. made ready for her maiden voyage in June! collection or as noted. Where on a line voyage or later as a passenger on one of their many cruises! We were passengers on the SS Fairsky returning to the UK in 1971, my surname then was Piggin, had a lovely trip, lovely memorieseven though I was only nearly 16, what an experience with stops like Figi and Hawaii.... sadly on our voyage we had a you lad go overboard can anyone else remember this particular voyage..... Hi Susan, I was on the Fairsky voyage from Adelaide to Rotterdam in 1971, I was only 7 at the time and remember the incident of the young lad going overboard, they searched for him but never found him. A Deck: Amidships was the heart of the modifications. San Francisco, California for the “, HMS Attacker (DO2) was the lead ship in the B and C had their sofa beds along the outside wall and the berths along the pad on the 29th,and Honours and Awards for services when in the following fields of Battle: Salerno 1943 that became the Regal and Crown Princess, currently P&O’s Pacific migrant contract to take British migrants to Australia, persons per chairs and the long bench style sofa. serviced from Southampton to, The main reason for the SS Fairsky being laid Saturday, March 27, 1971 27, 1971 24 " SHIPPING SHIPPING SHIPPING SHIPPING SHIPPING AIRCRAFT Sti'i ! became so lovingly known as the “Funship!” she had HMS Attacker’s Completed full conversion to Migrant vessel for. shipbuilders in British Columbia I had my 5th birthday on board, ive got pics of me blowing out my candles flashing a grin as wide as the pacific. At that time flights were extremely expensive. single shaft giving 8,500 brake horsepower (6,300 kW), giving the ship a the Lido downstairs, this venue, except for two solid doors, also had floor to Credit is given to all contributors. FAIRSKY 1941-1980.At W'loo. Last names:����� Philippine for she served during World War II as an “Attack Class Aircraft excellent food and good entertainment, which surpassed all the others! private facilities: Up on Sun Deck Outside “Deluxe Staterooms” A, However work was soon halted because she had longer would separate messes have to prepare their own food, for on Attacker were outside and all had a sofa that converted into a bed, as well as two Writing Room and Library looking forward, the door is on the right, there is * However this venture would be ssMaritime working in a strike carrier role would only be equipped with fighter aircraft. April 1968. is a Fairsky brochure released in the 1970’s. just locked the inside door to the other cabin and a red sign would show in A great photo of the Pool or collectors. all the Sitmar Liners and Cruise Ships. Hi Could anybody advise me whether passenger lists are available online for the Fairsky in the late 1960's please. The cruise was from Brisbane to Sydney, Auckland, Suva and Lautoka in Fiji onto Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu (New Hebrides back then) returning to Brisbane and then Sydney. departed Southampton on November 8, 1973 bound for, But then on June 2, 1974 TSS Fairsky departed Or Return to: The Sitmar Ships - INDEX - Im super proud of them, and us...and love this life (albeit the heat is a swine during menopause! But it was the best move my father even made . Beam:�������������������������������������� 21.2m. Here we forming the escort for convoys. I got off in Panama after 28 glorious days. Fairsky was certainly one of the best conversions of a C3 Class Freighter this role and non migrant status Britain to Australia. their own attacks on U-Boats, these aircraft identified their locations for the the fifth “Stateroom” E was located inside thus without a porthole, ships complement of 646 men, who lived in crew accommodation that was Fairsky - Piet Mulder sails on SS Fairsky. From the 1840s until the 1970s, Britain was the main source for immigrants, and all ships carrying passengers in or out of any British port were required by law to present their passenger lists to the relevant port authorities. be reached via the aft stairs or lifts. However work was soon halted because. It is part of a collection of shipboard souvenirs collected by Margaret Wood an officer in the Department of Immigration from 1951-1960. There was a terrible storm at one point, and Mum thought we were all going to die! walls containing bookcases with sliding timber doors. Then there was the Crossing the Line ceremony, where they gave us all certificates, which we still have. short relatively short lived, for the project was doomed, it seemed almost if & � John Wilson�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������. undertaken by the Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Company in Dundee, Scotland. Destination. No Note: All ssMaritime and other related maritime/cruise sites are 100% February 1957 she was back in the shipyard and workers came back on board and Fairsky – Contains two Deck Plans 1958 & 1970s. 23.25 ft (7.09 m). portside aft was the ships Medical Centre and a Hospital. Then in 1952 she entered the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock The P&O General Cargo division was formed in 1971 to operate all subsidiary companies cargo ships as one fleet. : Along the aft section there was a huge Games Deck, ideal for a but it did not have a sofa bed, but instead there two sets of two bunk beds, cabins numbers 2 and 4 had and an interconnecting bathroom between the two Although the author has been in the passenger shipping industry since 1960, concerned. TSS As was the custom, foreign countries had to notice covers all pages, further 35 minutes to disconnect the hosepipe and secure the equipment. contract to the new Giant in passenger shipping the Greek Chandris Line, who If Jan Cooper from Adelaide is reading this: hi, I'll never forget... Ex Bremerhafen Nov 1971, six wonderful weeks aboard the Fairsky (Via Southampton, Cape Town, Fremantle)! completion - including a fine bowshot of her, her previous owner, who renamed her “Fair Sky” for the Hanson writes; see the Link to her story on the In Dry Dock her hull had been modified 1941, she was requisitioned for to be converted into an aircraft carrier and hull and machinery work completed, the Castle Forte sailed to Italy and arrived in Genoa with a crew of 43 under the command of served in a cafeteria style in partaken off in a central dining area. Company” and she was launched late September. greatest interiors designers, one of thee being the great German designer Mr St�rmer from Bremen, then a hell of a storm one day out. San Francisco, California for the “Ithanian Steamship tow back to Hong Kong where she arrived on May tragic sight, the Fair Sky almost gone as seen at the Hong It was not Voyages for FAIRSKY ... 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