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Strathaird was built with three funnels. Her forward and aft dummy funnels were removed after the war
She is seen here after her 1947 refit
RMS Strathaird (later TSS Strathaird) and her
sister RMS Strathnaver were built by
Vickers-Armstrong Ltd, in
P&O postcard of the Strathaird with her three funnels
Tonnage: 22,544 GRT (Gross Registered Tons). Length: 202.4m (664ft). Breadth: 24.4m (80.1ft). Engines: Turbo electric steam turbine motors. Screws: Twin. Service speed 20 knots. Passengers: 498 First Class, 668 Tourist. Crew: 490.
RMS Strathaird departed Tilbury on her maiden voyage
on February 12 1932, bound for Sydney Australia via the
On December 23 1932, Strathaird became the
first P&O liner to undertake a cruise. This cruise five day cruise to
The Strathaird is seen here departing on her first Australian cruise on December 23, 1932
December 1932, the Orient Line Oronsay operated a cruise from
Strathaird is seen here departing Wellington New
In September 1939, Strathaird and Strathnaver were requisitioned as troop she and her sister
were dispatched to familiar waters as they headed Downunder
once again and commenced transporting troops to the
A fine stern view of the RMS Straithaird
During her 1947 refit, she received a total overhaul at the Vickers-Armstrong yard, which was completed in January 1948. During this refit she was painted white once again and her dummy funnels were removed whilst her remaining funnel was lengthened, giving her a more streamlined look. The now TSS Strathaird accommodated 573 First Class and 496 Tourist class passengers, whilst her tonnage was listed as 22,568 GRT.
is seen here in
Departing Tilbury on January 5, 1948, Strathaird returned to the Australian Mail service. Both ships continued to operate occasional cruises.
In 1954, Strathaird was converted and became a
one-class liner accommodating 1,252 passengers, with her first voyage departing
Tilbury on April 8, 1954. With the two latter “Strath”
ships and new builds
Strathaird departed Tilbury for
TSS Strathaird seen departing on her final voyage, with her long service pendant flying from her aft mast
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