the australian lady
Australis was a legendary immigrant liner operated by Chandris Lines, regularly carrying Greek passengers to Australia. She was made Chandris’ largest vessel and flagship but had enjoyed a long and successful career long beforehand. Originally she was launched as ‘SS America’ just prior to the outbreak of war in 1939 when she served a s a troopship. After the war she operated with United States Lines on the transatlantic run before being sold to Chandris for the immigrant trade. Beloved by her countless passengers, Australis earned a place in history as a sturdy and reliable giant of the Australasian run.
TONNAGE: 33,9618 GRT
MAX SPEED: 22.5 KN
This illustration of 'Australis' was completed over the course of four weeks from August to October 2018 by Michael C Brady and involved around 60 hours of drawing. Original plans and high-definition photographs were studied in order to maintain authenticity.
Dimensions: 1341mm x 459mm, 300DPI