Sitmar Line - MS Fairsea 1949 to 1969

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The Sitmar Ships

Part Three

MS Fairsea

 The 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



MS Fairsea


The Fairsea (1) - INDEX:

Fairsea (1) Built as a C3 class freighter History Page.

Fairsea Photo Page.

Fairsea Menus page sent in by John Scholten.

Fairsea Deck Plan.

Fairsea The Strachan family head to Melbourne in December 1957 - this Page.

Fairsea Rob Barker & Family also sails to Melbourne in December 1957.

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