SS AUSTRALIS 

the australian lady

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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.

(FORMERLY) AMERICA

LENGTH: 723’3”

BEAM: 93’5”

DRAUGHT: 32’9”

TONNAGE: 33,9618 GRT

MAX SPEED: 22.5 KN

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THE DRAWING

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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

Australis’ iconic funnels featuring the Chandris ‘Ch’ logo.

Australis’ iconic funnels featuring the Chandris ‘Ch’ logo.

The bridge and forward superstructure - elegantly rounded and featuring large floor-ceiling windows in public areas for optimal daylight use.

The bridge and forward superstructure - elegantly rounded and featuring large floor-ceiling windows in public areas for optimal daylight use.

Amidships showing an array of lifeboats and Australis’ name sign - at night time this could be illuminated with brilliant bulbs.

Amidships showing an array of lifeboats and Australis’ name sign - at night time this could be illuminated with brilliant bulbs.

Astern showing a popular area on Australis - the aft swimming pool and bar. The two cranes would have been used for raising or lowering an emergency life raft.

Astern showing a popular area on Australis - the aft swimming pool and bar. The two cranes would have been used for raising or lowering an emergency life raft.

 
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