This site is featured on the National Maritime Museum's PORT, the Maritime Information Gateway, an online catalogue of high quality maritime-related Internet resources. Also this website has been included in Intute; a free online service providing you with access to the very best Web resources for education and research, selected and evaluated by a network of subject specialists. The service is brought to you by a consortium of UK universities and partners.

Australasian Emigrant Ship Service

Are you looking for information on a specific passenger ship? Did you or a relative of yours emigrate to Australia or New Zealand on a ship, and all you know is the vessel's name? You want to know more? I have an extensive library and research database, compiled over a period of 40 years. If you can see the name of the vessel on the next link and you know its approximate date, I can provide details of the ship's voyages, ports of call and key dates. Often a good starting point for tracing your family history.

(Click here to see the ships immediately available)

I now only cover the ships on that list - passenger steamships from 1870 onwards, not sailing ships

But also - please check on Google first - as the ship's information may already be in the public domain - for 'free'

 

If you email me at don.hazeldine@virgin.net first, I will advise you of the details I may have to meet your requirements. The standard service is as many photographs or illustrations as I have available, with a short history, emailed direct to your PC, for 10.

You can pay securely via PayPal to don.hazeldine@virgin.net

For example - The Orcades

(a small example for quick loading)

The Orcades was launched for the Orient Line in 1947 at Vickers-Armstrong's yard at Barrow-in-Furness, UK and sailed from London to Sydney via Suez. She was 28472 tons and carried 1560 passengers, 780 1st class, 780 tourist class and 608 crew. She was 216m long and 28.5m wide (708ft x 93ft). She cost 3 million and her passage time was 28 days enabling four round voyages a year. In 1955 she sailed from London-Panama-San Francisco-Vancouver-Auckland-Sydney-Suez-London. In 1960 P & O and Orient Line pooled their passenger ships in the same subsidiary company to form P & O - Orient Line. In 1964 the Orcades was fitted as a one-class ship for 1635 passengers and began to undertake cruising in Australian/Pacific waters. In October 1966 she came under the ownership of P & O Line after the latter had taken over the balance of the Orient Line shareholding. On Oct 13 1972 the Orcades was laid up at Southampton (UK) and on Feb 6 1973 she  arrived in Taiwan to be scrapped.

Click here to see feedback from my Customers

About the Author

video ipod hits since Sep 1999

 

This site is featured on the National Maritime Museum's PORT, the Maritime Information Gateway, an online catalogue of high quality maritime-related Internet resources. Also this website has been included in Intute: http://www.intute.ac.uk Intute is a free online service providing you with access to the very best Web resources for education and research, selected and evaluated by a network of subject specialists. The service is brought to you by a consortium of UK universities and partners.

http://www.intute.ac.uk/artsandhumanities/cgi-bin/fullrecord.pl?handle=PORT994641498