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1961 Brochure, Deck Plan and Two
1961 Brochure, Deck Plan and Two Special Menus
This is a very special page as it provides an
insight to these two fine Passenger-Cargo liners, which commenced services in
1961. Part One will feature the 1961
black and white brochure that provides us with eight interior photographs of
Finally comes Part Three which will show the ships Deck Plan from Sports Deck, A Deck (or Promenade Deck), B, C, D and E Decks. The Plans shown are the reduced sided versions, however you can click on any on part of the plan and a new page will open with a full size version!
However, if you have arrived at this page via a Search Engine, may I suggest that you first head for Page One and read these ships fascinating history! The Link is at the bottom of the page!
SS Chitral seen in her new role sailing from the
1961 Brochure with Photographs.
We commence with one of the 1961 P&O
Cathay and Chitral Brochures released: The images provided inside
are two of the Chitral, four of the
Cover and an inside page of the 1961 brochure
Left: top SS Chitral Smoking Room and the Libray & Writing Room - Right: top Cathay Smoking Room and the Verandah Café
Left: Cathay Main Lounge - Right:
Cathay & Chitral: the Cinema on E Deck and a deluxe twin bedded Cabin
These two wonderful Menus were designed especially for P&O-Orient Lines by the wonderful Dorrit Dekk, graphic designer, printmaker and painter has done great work in her time! The much-loved Dorrit Dekk was born May 18, 1917 as Dorothy Karoline Epstein and she sadly passed away on December 29, 2014. She was also known as the “Travel Queen’ because so much of her work had been for P&O-Orient Lines and also Air France.
SS Chitral Dinner Menu Sunday October 24, 1964:
Scans of these two excellent menus were
provided to the author by Mr. Colin P. Boyce of the
typical Dorrit Dekk Cover
A delightfully typical Dorrit Dekk Cover
loved to tell her stories related to the various ship board games
Dorrit always loved to tell her stories related to the various ship board games
SS Chitral Dinner Menu Friday October 30, 1964:
of the Dorrit Dekk Covers
Another of the Dorrit Dekk Covers
This time she
covers Deck Quoits
This time she covers Deck Quoits
1969 SS Cathay Deck Plans.
This was after the
Front cover of the SS Cathay
Front cover of the SS Cathay Deck Plans
Please Note: If you wish to see an enlarged version of these two plans, just click on the plan above and below and a page
will open with a full sized version. It usually decreases when loaded, just click on the new image to release it to its full size
Back Cover of the SS Cathay
Deck plans, companies tended to give an approximate tonnage
Back Cover of the SS Cathay Deck plans, companies tended to give an approximate tonnage
Her tonnage was 13,531 GRT & her length was 559ft, not 557.7ft as that was for the shorter SS Chitral
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the ships full History from 1951 through to 1996
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