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    Default australis fire 1968

    Researching as I do - I came across this interesting and little known fact of a ship fire on board the australis x america - the news clipping is very poor australis fire cape town.jpgaustralis firee 1968 cape town.jpg

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    Post Re: australis fire 1968

    I didn't know about that one.I only usually research final fates of vessels-anything else like incidents along the way are a bonus !

    Here are my pics of the Australis's final voyage,as American Star at 54 years old ,when she was undergoing the long tow from Piraeus ,Greece to Phuket,Thailand and the breakers yard and broke tow off Tenerife in 28-20N, 14-10W on 18th Jan.1994 becoming completely wrecked.
    The second one ,with caption, was me being a tad irreverent perhaps,when I was contributing to the Humorous/Cartoons thread.Yes.........I know.

    AMERICAN STAR ex Australis ex America.jpgCARTOON-The vessel is the AMERICAN STAR (2).jpg
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    Default Re: australis fire 1968

    If you google free on passenger ship australis, there are accounts by passengers who were onboard at the time of the free. (Should be Fire on Passenger Ship Australia)
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    Default Re: australis fire 1968

    there was another fire on board her again in 1970

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    Last edited by Doc Vernon; 1st July 2022 at 12:43 AM.
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    Default Re: australis fire 1968

    Hi vic - tried your link but could find nothing !

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    hi doc - yep found the links - must say they are brilliant - only thing is it sent me off on a tangent - what with all the links etc etc - lost my true " course " setting and had to adjust the heading ! australis-chandris- capetown-.jpg

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    Default Re: australis fire 1968

    Hi Brian, try this:- SS Australis Homepage
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