P and O Straths Page 3

"Strathmore"

Strathmore

Built by Vickers Armstrong, the third of the class, she was slightly bigger at 23, 500 gross tons and was launched on 4th April 1935, commencing her maiden voyage on 27th September 1935, to the Atlantic Islands. Her last voyage was in October 1963.
She was sold to J.S. Latsis of Athens
and eventually broken up at La Spezia, Italy
together with her renamed sister "Stratheden"

An early Company postcard of an artist's impression of "Strathmore".

(Michael Byard Collection)

Strathmore arriving Southampton with Troops

Strathmore at Southampton with troops of the 14th Army waiting to disembark.
from

"Business in Great Waters"
the War History of the P and O
1939 to 1945,
by George F. Kerr, Faber and Faber Ltd. London 1951,
facing page 160.


Strathmore after reconditioning

Strathmore after her re-conditioning,
from

"Business in Great Waters"
the War History of the P and O
1939 to 1945,
by George F. Kerr, Faber and Faber Ltd. London 1951,
facing page 160.

Strathmore pulling away from Station Pier
Strathmore pulling away from Station Pier,
Port Melbourne circa 1955.
These photographs, above, right ( top to bottom)
taken by Michael Byard.

(Michael Byard Collection)

Strathmore under tow August 1960
Strathmore under tow
Strathmore being turned
Strathmore being turned
Strathmore under Tow at Melbourne
Strathmore turn completed

S.S. Strathmore Strathmore postcard

Strathmore Funnel and gear
Strathmore funnel and ventilating gear

Cruise Activities June 1936
This is an original Entertainments Programme for
Strathmore's Cruise to the Mediterranean in June 1936
Mediterranean Cruise June 1936
Daily Entertainments Programme for
Strathmore's Cruise to the Mediterranean in June 1936
This is the cover of an 11 page souvenir brochure of a cruise by Strathmore between July11 - 24 in 1936.
The brochure itself is a reprint from the Reading Standard of July 31st, August 21st and 28th.

Above: Postcard photographs of "Strathmore", actual and artist's impression.

"Strathmore, was built from the outset to have only one funnel, and the experience
gained from the previous two 'Straths' were incorporated into Strathmore.

Many people considered her to be the best of the five Strath sisters, although I have
to say I liked all four .

I am glad that I was able to see and travel on them, even if only on interstate trips
to and from Melbourne.

The colourful menus above were obtained by me in October 2014.
They were issued in May 1961 and show how the Company was using illustrations to beautify
their menus. These were obtained as blanks and the insides were printed on board
by the ship's printer.

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