P&O’s First ‘great white sister’
At the time of her launch, Strathnaver was a huge leap forward for P&O. Not only was she the company’s biggest liner, but no expense was spared on her interior fit-out. Before the Second World War she operated a successful tourism trade to Australia before serving, like her sisters, as a troop-ship. After the war she was instrumental in implementing the ‘Ten-Pound Pom’ scheme carrying thousands of British immigrants to Australia. Strathnaver served in this role for 12 long years before finally retiring, a well-worn but much-respected workhorse.
Tonnage: 22,2838 GRT
Max Speed: 23 kn
This illustration of 'Strathnaver' was completed over the course of two weeks in February 2018 by Michael C Brady and involved around 30 hours of drawing. It was subsequently re-vamped in September 2018. Original plans and high-definition photographs were studied in order to maintain authenticity.
Dimensions: 1188mm x 4756mm, 300DPI