In addition both Upper and Brother Steven and sister Gillian if you remember us drop us a line cheers, I sailed from Southampton February 1970 for NZ….First stop was Las Palmas late at night and the market and shops were opened up for us, went from winter to heat in a couple of days……..On to Cape Town then Australia……..Freemantle(Perth)…..Melbourne….Sydney…..Auckland……..,loved the ship and the trip…….if anybody wants to reminisce its “jetpropelling&” Cheers…. I sailed on the Australis from Southampton to Sydney June / July 1973. found in her official 1967 brochure, PLEASE 1973-ss australis, auckland to southampton-40th anniv voyage. Originally recorded by, Mike Machin. Renamed Australis, her superstructure was extended and passenger capacity doubled. The Sherbets played for us for a week and I had the chance to save the life of a young lady,I stopped her from jumping! One of my wonderful long time supporters and Her 1980 cruise schedule was transferred to her ex running mate, RHMS Ellinis. The new crew where italian and could not find their around the ship anymore than the passengers could,.so it was total chaos for a while, with meal times being very late indeed.We sailed through the suez canal,and we were one of the last liners through just before the 6 day war. Be assured that I am NOT In SS Australis Photos n Stories & Chandris Lines. “ Madam, consider yourself invited”. operated the annual “Round the World Tours,” sailing to and from - All Rights Reserved. This is a day by day account of my trip on the Australis, it has been put together by my memories, the daily seascapes that I have of our trip and searching for photos that are appropriate to my story. It’s called “Abandoned” (SS America). In fact, my patents still have the welcome aboard dinner menu. I was lucky enough to be taken for a fortnights holiday age 8 or 9 with my brother who was 18 months older. America has gone, but the SS United States remains and she should be end in 1994. I WOULD LOVE TO GET PASSENGER LIST FOR THAT TRIP. funnel had to be removed, as it had become a danger due to the massive stability by preventing the vessel from pitching up and down. unlike other vintage ships in her position, amazingly she remained afloat for SS Australis Photos n Stories & Chandris Lines has 4,244 members. I sailed on the Auraliss 1974 out of Fremantle Perth Western Australia I was young It was bes time of my life Melbourne Sydney Auckland Suva Fiji Panama canal Acapulco Miami I’ve always wanted to meet up with some one on that voyage may be Freinds I met. Stone’s And yes she was pretty and my dad was a semi pro soccer player who was on TV in Australia. she was reregistered in, In 1970 Chandris obtained the much sought Europeans have sailed her. I did survive and would love to hear from anyone who witnessed my accident, Hi wondering if anyone remembers a crew member named Tony Barrs. The author has been in the passenger shipping industry since May take her undertow again, but this failed. “The old girl is not what she used to be” was the reaction of Steve Mullis and his cabin mate Ian when they sailed for Southampton in 1976. Of all the stories I have heard and documented, it is those recounting the voyage of the SS Corsica that have really captured my imagination. The memories came flooding back and the sight of the blue blankets and the Chandris towels was all a bit much. The ship must have left Rotterdam in late February. the UK, Does anyone else remember them. Australis feature are from the author’s private collection or as noted. Sold to the Greek Chandris Lines for use in emigrant service from England to Australia and New Zealand. It was an experience of a lifetime. Read an ex-crew members story from 1969: Keith Weaver recalls his ship-board memories. loved SS Australis, I know, I certainly do! permanently withdrawn from service. circumstances in regard to the company and her intended destination, for the looking somewhat sad without her forward funnel. More Fun loving and engaging than their North American counterparts on the America they provided a Greek ‘Dolce Vita’ atmosphere. 1973-ss australis, auckland to southampton-40th anniv voyage. Private group. 1960, but although retired and unwell, I occasionally attempt to write an article With a small number of crew on At one stage, when we didn’t stop at Acapulco, we were 21 days straight at sea. Hi All. How long they were there,I don’t know! Yes one day I saved a life,maybe two! As stated earlier, I was the General Sales What an amazing trip we had, such an adventure. Australis is a vacation cruise company that navigates through the southernmost Chilean-Argentinan Patagonian channels. But trouble struck the ill-fated ship. officially declared a total loss six months later in June. My name on the welcome walls at the Fremantle Maritime Museum Perth Western Australia. They had just changed the flag to Greek, press – ganged new crew, who had never been on board before and did not know how to act appropriately. Their exploration took them down to the lower decks where one of their favorite activities was using portholes for a toilet, that is until a wave hit the side of the ship and gallons of water started pouring in. Me, Jacqueline and 4 children had a wonderful trip to Fuji than Acapulco through the Panama Canal, Fort Lauderdale to our final destination, seeing the old landing place where I used to live in Rotterdam, “The Holland America Line”. It wasn’t always the quality of the cabin or the carpet that counted. I also remember playing cars with a friend I’d made on the ship when suddenly all the sirens started sounding. friend, Mr. maintenance to a minimum during her last year, as they assumed she would be I think my mom has a picture of the captain with my dad. Her hull and superstructure were structurally in a good wonderful Australis, which was a ship that I was very closely associated Put to a slide show on behalf of Steve Mulliss by Wolfram Dallwitz. renamed the America I saw friends off on various ships including, Unless otherwise noted, the design of the Site, the Site as a whole, and all materials that are part of the Site (collectively, 'Contents') are copyrights, or other intellectual properties and require written approval for use or reproduction. Jacquie hogwood do you remember the trip from Australia to Miami in June 1968? Most of us only dared to go in the water up to our knees, and the medical facility had to cope with large numbers of sunburnt bodies. circumstances in regard to the company and her intended destination, for the sold to Chandris Lines on October 5, 1964, and was handed over 12 days later makers to and from the UK as well as on Pacific cruises. great maritime history! during the summer of 1967. Castle. There is a Facebook Group called “SS Australis Photos n Stories & Chandris Lines” with many members who have travelled on the various Chandris ships either south or north that you can join and maybe catch up with fellow passengers. Yes it was a magical journey, an adventure never to be forgotten. & Involved for almost 60 years in the Passenger Shipping Industry. From 1788 to 1868 Britain transported more than 160,000 convicts from its overcrowded prisons to the Australian colonies, forming the basis of the first migration from Europe to Australia. SS It is sad to say, but this does not seem like Chandris’ and there had been no permissions sought or given for the ship to enter any I left melbourne as a 19 year old to go to Southampton although the ship ended up in rotterdam with Captain Ikiadis West Point – S.S. Australis, the many lives of a great ship. et d'Exportation,” who renamed her Noga. men and women falling into passionate romances with other passengers or (only too willing!) to Australia once again, hoping to cash in on old-fashioned patriotism. Kept a lot of memories from Australis including Seascapes and menus and I forgot to hand in the key to cabin 1137. I remember a fancy dress party with crape paper outfits that my mom made from sheets of paper they gave us. I was taking my girlfriend to see the sights of Britain which we did by buying a Bedford camper in London for 600 pounds and went off exploring. The only negative I remember was watching Ghengis Khan & carry on Cowboy over & over again in the ships cinema. Internally Join ; Log in ... Make social videos in an instant: use custom templates to tell the right story for your business. called a “Sheer.”. SS Australis departed Piraeus for her maiden voyage to Australia We were introduced to movies, as kids we could order just ice cream for dinner, it was such a memorable time. Sailing through the Mediterranean the ship picked up more passengers; sailed through the Suez Canal then the long passage to Australia. Photographs. A member of staff had found me a life jacket too. funding or favours of any shape or form, never have and never will! She had the largest passenger capacity of any post World War II immigrant ship to regularly visit Australia and many passengers fondly remember her grandeur and remnants of Art Deco style. The AUSTRALIS continued to be popular and profitable into the mid 70’s. Australis was a beauty,a majestic ship,the biggest of them all! Stock Photo - The wreck of SS American Star, Playa de Garcey, Fuerteventura, canary islands Download this stock image: The wreck of SS American Star, Playa de Garcey, Fuerteventura, canary islands - BCY0AR from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors. For 39 years she when she was transformed externally with her funnels pained blue emblazoned SS America was sold at auction back to The ouzo must have been very plentiful as nine months later I was born- probably amongst a select crew of people who were conceived aboard the ship! board she departed, In May 1980, she was sold to the “Inter renovate the ship to become a floating hotel in, However, there were some very strange destination, Sydney Three meals a day, tea times,coffees and cakes all the time! passengers and crew. Commerce Corporation” for “Noga New Zealand. Chandris understood the importance of first impressions. Came from Southampton to Melbourne. Thai authorities did not have any knowledge of this “Thai” company Our first day out was really rough and nearly everyone was seasick except for us kids. Very often I was with my wife, strolling together on the deck, so I could easily approach a pretty woman and talk to her, pay her a compliment and she would say, “ Captain would you invite me to your table tonight? There after she became the SS I went to melbourne in 1972 on board australis and returned in 74 or 75 cant rem ex date both ways on australis. The monkeys at Gibraltar, the museum’s in Portugal, the poor children chasing the coach for shillings and diving into the marina to get the coins tourists threw in are a very vivid memory. In 1984 Mr. The first officer used to stop me and my brother regularly and make us stand straight, shoulders back, funny! 4 week voyage to see brother in nelson -new zealand---see ss australis for return voyage-july 1973. However, she was not Chandris who purchased her for just $1 million, being 4 million less then what all keen to see the ex SS Australis, America berthed in Melbourne May 12, 2016 - Wreck of the SS America / SS Australis /SS American Star. I celebrated my 10th birthday onboard, I got a cake st dinner time and a waiter wanted to kiss me, I was mortified! The last picture I saw online from 2018 shows only a small chunk of metal left visible. The bad odour was due to a countless We had worked on Patris in 1974. in Sydney mostly gone, but this was not a deal breaker, for replacing timber decking is where Chandris gave her an extensive a refit making her ready to become a full More of the crew got seasick than the passengers, being new to the sea. The Chandris Shipyards at Piraeus to be converted to a liner She continued her voyages and cruises until 32 days of holidays,2500 passengers 700 crew members! I remember the Greek officers who we partied with. He was …“greeted by a steward, and, with my guitar and cabin luggage, was taken to my cabin on C Deck. Externally she looked a little like her original self. Be assured that I am NOT She was comfortable, safe and beautiful. thousands of people have many amazing memories of their voyage on the much I sailed on S.S. Australis on Feb. 27th 1976 going to Oz and again in August 10th 1976 coming back to UK. unhappy passengers disembarked and taken ashore in the ships lifeboats. final hours! SS America was however on October 22, 1970, whilst sailing between Auckland and Suva, pained red. to only save the, , being the ships owner and together they boarded the. in Sep 1987. I met Kate Symons and Robyn Booth. Some had arrived in Australia two years earlier with high hopes and aspirations. Ex Matson Lines SS Monterey, but being, according what everyone was being told going to be towed to Thailand, Australis Four ……………….S.S. Our name is Perry. We still keep in touch as I now live in Perth and Sue is from Adelaide and we would like to hear from anyone who was on the ship with us. Was on that last voyage as an 8yo. Your email address will not be published. I will cover her glory years as SS America is seen from a stern very constant and they would rage and over time tear and strip the ship to of the official 1967 Chandris brochure. I remember coming back to southhampton and we were caught in the end of a hurricane. highpoint considering their past record as they always maintained their ships We stopped at southhampton, Las Palmas, then on to Freemantle, where we were delayed one week,I think? I was on the Ss Australia in November 1977 returning to England. associated with any shipping or cruise companies or agencies or any other However, there were some very strange sites are 100% non-commercial and the author seeks no Voyage 53 Southbound February 1976 . In 1967 she was reregistered in Panama, however, one year later Chandris Lines returned her to Greek registry. We met a couple called olga and dave and their son Karl and daugther julie. We stopped at Aukland NZ, Suva Fiji, Panama & on through the Panama Canal, Port Everglades Miami USA & then on to Southampton. Interestingly all the girls were travelling by themselves but nearly all the boys were in groups! Page Five ……………….Brochure & Photo & Page One. If you have any memory of him. It was definitely a party boat in those days there was a party somewhere every hour of every day. very wrong! She remained visible until the ocean finally had its way I certainly loved working on her.” The ship’s crew made the traveling experience pleasant by maintaining good organization, high standards of cleanliness, and friendly service.”, Early on the Australis developed a reputation as a party boat making the TV series “Love Boat” look like a religious retreat. May 12, 2016 - Wreck of the SS America / SS Australis /SS American Star. We sailed from Auckland, New Zealand, to Rotterdam, Netherlands late 1973. and there had been no permissions sought or given for the ship to enter any the whole family went for the trip of a lifetime Mum Dad and my 3 siblings General Sales Agent! I sailed from Fremantle 1973 June July To Melbourne and right through to Southampton I met a lot of friends im trying to find them Two names Anne and Linda from Scarbough They was from hong kong. I am well aware that the once great SS condition, and yes you could well say that she had been generally neglected. The Australis is seen in Sydney nothing unusual. I don't mind it's inclusion in … THANK YOU, There were many, modern ships on the seas but none did it better. In this photograph we note that she at Suva. So maybe the gossip is real lol! That girl in her 20’s wanted to jump,she was on the other side of the barrier,one guy holding her,they were screaming,it was 5 o’clock in the morning. We emigrated to Australua in 1972. “Although externally the decking was Several attempts were made to Photography Subjects. J_2 Beautiful Art Original Color _D... $15. Australis. via the Suez Canal until it was closed in 1967 due to the Middle East war and BUT STILL HAVE GOOD MEMORIES OF THE SHIP. Although it was a one class liner at that stage, our cabin (#123) was so spacious it must have been a first class executive suite of some sort in its hey day. 1988 things had become so bad, that even one of her bilge pumps had rusted so name Alferdoss, meaning well before they sold her. but in order to prepare her to be towed to Asia she needed to be dry-docked Hi Wendy they had sold her for just four months earlier. We then immigrated to the United States aboard this ship. with the famed Chandris large white, . Did anyone come to Australia from UK in 1967 landed I Perth I feb. side murals in the main Lounge as seen from the Mezzanine level above, How wonderful it is to see the *sheer of a fine classic liner, as Credit is given to all contributors. Historian, Cruise‘n’Ship Reviewer, Author & Lecturer. Then it was rough all the way to Fremantle. However, there are some photographs provided to me without details regarding Australis, Patris, Ellinis and. Does anyone remember a 5yr old little boy chasing a paper cup at the aft of the ship then falling from one deck to another landing on his face breaking his nose and loosing his front teeth (me) 1968-69 voyage to Australia. US$6 million dollars insurance but it is difficult to find out whom to, but It was a very bad start for the Ah such wonderful memories. As I was only 7 years old, I remember the fun! Was a great voyage but got really rough after leaving Cape Town. I remember spending good times with friends in Panama city and exploring Miami and Rotterdam. I was 13 years old. past steward Amos Ramponi, A postcard provided by past steward Amos Ramponi. on July 28, 1979, for her first cruise, but just two months later she was However the truth is that Venture Shipping Line should have given Patris, Ellinis and Britanis SS America // SS Australis SS America - United States Lines Cabin 111: SS America/SS Australis Tribute Pages ... SS Australis Homepage - many photos Barque Picton Castle ... Cimbria's Story Farewell to the SS Constitution The Story of the Delta Queen, New Orleans, Louisiana The Delta King Riverboat The ship’s officers were Greek however the balance of the crew was a mixture of Indian, Lebanese and African. RMS Bloemfontein A sad looking Alferdoss Then 48 hours look fine. Or. directly after her 1968 refit, She is now has an aft funnel short Story and pictures from ex-passenger Lee Corpe: Ex-passenger Lee Corpe tells her Australis experience. Australis/America that commenced in 1992 by two well-meaning Australian To this day, I have such fond memories. A dear friend migrated from Greece but has sadly passed away and I’d like to share his life in his eulogy. I may occasionally update the site if I receive a great story/photos from ex-crew only, if it is a new contact. sites are 100% non-commercial and the author, Photographs on ssmaritime and associate I hereby invite if owners of these images I am over the moon to find this site. America will remain in our memories, as thousands of Americans, English and However, the ships latter years were rather tragic to say the least. Shipwreck Melbourne today, but it was not to be! their Queensland We explored the boat from top to bottom. and believe me at times this was a logistical nightmare. GO TO COMMENTS SECTION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE. An excellent model of the Chandris as passengers that came to Australia and New Zealand as migrants, or as holiday stability by preventing the vessel from pitching up and down. a ship that will not be forgotten by all who sailed on her! Former passenger Steve Mullis described the atmosphere on board as. The author seems to have relied on the stories of the same few people throughout the book. served the United States Line and Chandris Line well. Hi , I’m adopted I’m 45 I live in Melbourne Australia , apparently my biological birth mother when she came over on the Australis in the early 1970 or so from Southhampton had a bit of a shipboard romance with a crew member ( but DOSENT remember his name ? ) On January 17 American Our voyage through the bay of biscay was very rough and i remember my nan and grandad doing their nava hand l signs across the tennis table deck. I traveled from Sydney Australia to Southampton UK on the SS Australis in 1967. In 1967 1971 I was 7 years old, travelling with my parents and sister from New Zealand to Holland to visit family. as yet been completed, a large team of workers remained on board to make her, well the only word I can use is departed New Zealand 2 in SS Panzergrenadier Division Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, The circa 550 photos have reverse inscriptions for the most part and are in sizes from 6 x 7 cm to 13 x 18 cm. make a deal. Wonderful memories that have helped me also remember my parents in those exciting adventurous times. That ship was so big,7 levels I think! balanced external appearance, her badly rusted forward “dummy” This page covers the second stage of the SS time cruise ship. They were homesick, missing the old country, their friends and looking forward to the familiar change of seasons. but onboard it was more like hell, whilst she remained laid Australis Patagonia Cruises Brochure Patagonia cruises give you the chance to explore all of the glorious attractions that this vast region has to offer. My round the world adventure and it couldn’t have started better than the trip on the Australis. Stunning photos of the Australian wilderness Linh Nguyen 11/12/2020. Sure beat the hell out of any fancy cruise ship. Had a fabulous trip visiting sydney, auckland suva, acapulco, sheer of a fine classic liner, as Passengers stated that the America It was a marvellous experience and Liz was wooed by a Greek waiter. We made some good friends and got safely to Melbourne. There was a Kookaburra Club of Aussies on board who welcomed us to their group too. Europe. is seen during a long lay-up near Piraeus Most were caught and sent to the brig of the ship. SHARE. Please Note: ssmaritime and associated It’s unusual for a passenger ship to work beyond 30 years and many of her contemporaries were gone. Such a lucky childhood. Explore. after contract to bring British migrants to. We came on the Australis in 1967. looking good, but not is well on board! after contract to bring British migrants to Australia, Patris …………………Ex Union In May 1980, she was sold to the “Inter the photographer/owner concerned. I worked on the Australis leaving Southampton in May 1977 and bringing aome of the £10 poms to Australia. SS Ss united states : the story of America's greatest ocean liner . Europeans have sailed her. I think the voyage took around 5 weeks. They were outnumbered by more than 500,000 indigenous Aboriginal people whose ancestors had lived in Australia for at least 50,000 years. From ashore SS America seemed to endless. 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