Sitmar Line TSS Fairstar

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A fine Sitmar Line photograph of the TSS Fairstar

From the author’s private collection

This page offers two different Deck Plans of the TSS Fairstar, one is from her early days and her internal layout that remained much the same until she became a cruise ship, it was only in the early 1980’s that she received a comprehensive refit and a good number of changes were made. The second Deck Plan further down the page is the last plan ever released when she was the P&O Fairstar with her famed Dolphin funnel which came with her 1993 refit, being also her final refit, for by 1997 the 41 year old girl was getting old and thus she was sold to be broken up!

Deck Plan One: The Sitmar Liner and when she first became a Cruise ship


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The Deck Plan above was provided to the author for his voyage to Naples in August 1964.



Deck Plan Two: This Plan was release in the 1994/95 brochure, after her 1993 refit


Fairstar seen after her 1993 refit with her new Dolphin funnel

Photograph is by the Ships Photographer


I am sorry; the Deck Plan below does not have a larger version!


This Deck Plan was scanned from the July 1993 release Fairstar brochure

TSS Fairstar Main INDEX

Part 1                    Oxfordshire - History. The troop ship that became a loved liner & cruise ship!

Part 2                    Oxfordshire Her Final Voyage.

Part 3                    Fairstar History & Page One.

Part 4                    Fairstar Photo Album Photographs taken during her final years.

Part 5                    Fairstar Deck Plans. Her original 1964 Plan and a 1995 Plan.

Also Read              Fair Princess Story From their Cunard days to Sitmar & P&O ships.

Read                       The Sitmar Ships covering all the other Sitmar ships.


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