With Reuben Goossens

Maritime Historian



The Sitmar Ships

Fairsea Photo Album


Fairsea seen in her latter years


Looking aft towards the Main Lounge below, original first class Dinning Room and the Bridge

Photo taken & Roelf Shrick


Main Lounge (Promenade forward)


Lounge & Bar - Boat deck amidships


Writing Room/Ladies Room - Promenade deck starboard aft


Public rooms & cabins in colour













Suite - Boat deck



Outside two berth cabin – A deck


Outside four berth cabin - A deck



Pool and Sun deck (Boat deck)

Photo taken & Roelf Shrick



Transiting Suez Canal

Photo taken & Roelf Shrick


 Menu card


 Passenger list





The Sitmar Liners - INDEX:

The Early Sitmar Liners

Part One … Castel Bianco & Castel Verde - Built as a Victory VC2-S-AP2 class of freighters.

Castle Bianco - The Karlsson family’s voyage.

Part Two … Castel Felice - ex SS Kenya.

Castel Felice - Cabin Plan & the Robert Brinkhuis story 1965.

Castel Felice - My 1957 voyage to Canada by W. D. Hempel.

Castel Felice - The Williams family sail to Australia in 1957.

Castel Felice - Three articles about a family’s voyage on the Castel Felice and arrival in Australia.

Part Three … Fairsea (1) - Built as a C3 class freighter.

Fairsea – Photo Page.

Fairsea - Deck Plan.

Fairsea – The Strachan family migrates from the UK to Melbourne in December 1957.

Part Four … Fairsky (1) - Built as a C3 class freighter.

Fairsky – Deck Plan.

Fairsky – Piet Mulder sails on SS Fairsky.

Fairsky – Fairsky hits a wreck out of Djakarta – The Pamela Joyce Hansen story.

The last Sitmar Liner and Cruise Ships

Fairstar - ex Oxfordshire.

Oxfordshire – Built as a Bibby Line troop ship.

Fair Princess - ex P&O & Princess, also Sitmar Fairsea (2), Fairland, Cunard Line Carinthia.

China Sea Discovery - ex Fair Princess - broken up.



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Commenced in the passenger Shipping Industry in May 1960 &

Where the ships of the past make history & the 1914 built MV Doulos Story


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