Sitmar Line - TSS Fairsky (2) 1957-1977

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The Sitmar Ships

Part Four

TSS Fairsky

The Piet Mulder sails to Melbourne Australia


The beautiful Fairsky is seen on her was to Australia at anchor in Port Said

In 1963 Piet Mulder at the age of 24 sailed to Melbourne Australia and just as most travellers did in those wonderful days, he decided to come Downunder by ship and enjoy an exciting sea voyage as well as visiting a number of exciting ports on the way!

He boarded the Sitmar liner TSS Fairsky in Southampton, which departed on Thursday September 27, 1963 and the Fairsky sailed via the Suez Canal to Melbourne, via a range of ports. Although Piet did not share a great deal about his actual voyage, which he enjoyed greatly, but he did share a goog number of photographs as seen on this page, all of which are part of his photographic memories of voyage on the Fairsky.

Passengers head up topside as Fairsky departs Southampton on September 27. 1963


 The band in the In the Social Hall


 The ships Lido Pool


 A fine photograph of the ships lifeboats whilst Fairsky sails past Gibraltar


 At anchor in Port Said with Egyptian’s souvenir sellers boat side


Crossing the Red Sea


What a great shot of the Fairsky seen at anchor in Aden


Crossing of the Equator Certificate


 Sitmar Fairsky brochure


Baggage Label 


Piet’s Migrant “Assisted” Passage Contract/ticket


All photographs/images on this page were provided by Piet Mulder of the Netherlands


The Fairsky INDEX:

TSS Fairsky - Built as a C3 class freighter - the History Page.

TSS Fairsky - Contains two Deck Plans 1958 & 1970s.

TSS Fairsky - Piet Mulder sails on SS Fairsky - This Page.

TSS Fairsky - Fairsky wrecked near Djakarta - The Pamela Hansen story.

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