With Reuben Goossens

Maritime Historian


SS Southern Cross

Calypso, Azure Seas, OceanBreeze


This page contains the Southern Cross’ 




An early Shaw Savill postcard

Our Southern Cross feature has many pages covering every aspect of this fine ship in her four incarnations. This feature came about as the author commenced the Australian “Save the Cross Campaign” in 2003/2004. However, most readers will now be aware that this one great liner and cruise ship, has been lost to a sad Chittagong beach in Bangladesh where she has now been broken up.

However, I trust that these pages covering her as the Southern Cross to OceanBreeze and will provide you with many happy memories!

Below I have placed the “Southern Cross” INDEX. Beside this Index, each page will have a link at the bottom of the page to return either to this index, as well as one to the next page.


Part One - History

Part 1… Southern Cross

Part 2… Calypso

Part 3… Azure Seas

Part 4… OceanBreeze

Part Two - Photo Pages

Page 1 Southern Cross page 1

Page 2… Southern Cross page 2

Page 3… Calypso / Azure Seas

Page 4… OceanBreeze page 1

Page 5… OceanBreeze page 2

Page 6… OceanBreeze Page 3

Part Three - Various

1… OceanBreeze Deck Plan

2… Specifications

3… Photographs - OceanBreeze being scrapped

4… “Southern Cross a Fallen Star” offline

The ABOVE INDEX is also shown on the first page of the Southern Cross feature.

The following are my other Shaw Savill features on

1... SS Athenic Class Ships These three fine liners built in 1902/03

2… QSMV Dominion Monarch – Shaw Savill’s Grandest Dame ever built!

3… SS Corinthic Class Liners – Four fine ships built in 1947/48.



Use the Back button on your browser or Close the Page to return to the previous page
or go to our


Who is the Author of ssMaritime?

Commenced in the passenger Shipping Industry in May 1960 &

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


Also visit my …

Save The Classic Liners Campaign & Classic Ocean Voyages pages


Photographs on ssmaritime and associate pages are by the author or from the author’s private collection. In addition there are some images that have been provided by Shipping Companies and private photographers or collectors. Credit is given to all contributors. However, there are some photographs provided to me without details regarding the photographer/owner concerned. I hereby invite if owners of these images would be so kind to make them-selves known to me (my email address may be found on only), in order that due credit may be given. I know what it is like, I have seen a multitude of my own photographs on other sites, yet these individuals either refuse to provide credit or remove them when asked, knowing full well that there is no legal comeback when it comes to the net. However, let us show these charlatans up and do the right thing at all times and give credit where credit is due!

This notice covers all pages, although, and I have done my best to ensure that all photographs are duly credited and that this notice is displaced on each page, that is, when a page is updated!




ssMaritime is owned and Copyright 2010/12 - by Reuben Goossens - All Rights Reserved





Free Counter
Free Counter