AUSTRALIA - ITALY
After the Second World War, Italian line Lloyd-Triestino was faced with the unenviable task of re-building a devastated fleet. Fortunately for them, however, the immigrant trade to Australia was picking up in earnest and the Company decided to act. Three modern and comparatively sleek new cargo-liners were commissioned and built named Australia, Oceania and Neptunia. These three sister ships ushered in a new age of profitability for Lloyd-Triestino but, for their passengers, brought in a new standard of comfort at sea with space dedicated to children and a refined menu. The three sisters worked a regular and reliable service to Australia before being sold to Italia line in the early 60 thanks to the advent of commercial jet travel.
TONNAGE: 12,839 GRT
MAX SPEED: 205 KN
This illustration of 'Australia' was completed over the course of two weeks in April 2019 by Michael C Brady and involved around 15 hours of drawing. Original plans and high-definition photographs were studied in order to maintain authenticity.
Dimensions: 1000mm x 370mm, 300DPI