Australian Migrant Ships 1946-1977
In 1945, Australian immigration policy anticipated an influx of 70,000 migrants a year. The Australian government primarily sought out European migrants and, in order to transport these people, a large number of ships was required for the task. Australian
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accommodation Achille Lauro again America Angelina Lauro April armed merchant cruiser Arosa Line arriving in Fremantle arriving in Sydney Asturias Auckland August Belfast berthed Bibby Line Bloemfontein Castle Bremerhaven Brisbane Britain British BUILT cabins Cammell Laird Canal Canberra Cape Town cargo ship carry Castelbianco Chandris Chandris Line Charles Tellier chartered Chitral class passengers converted cruises Cunard Line Cyrenia days later December departed Genoa departing Sydney displaced persons Dundalk Bay Dutch Dutch East Indies entered service Esperance Bay Fairsea Fairsky Fairstar February final voyage Flotta Flotta Lauro Fremantle funnel Geared turbines/twin screws Genoa Georgic Glasgow gross DIMENSIONS Hamburg America Line Harland & Wolff Himalaya HMAS Albatross Hong Kong Howaldtswerke However hull Iberia Indian Ocean Indonesia Italia Line Italy Jakarta January Jeddah Johan van Oldenbarnevelt July June Kanimbla Kaohsiung knots PROPULSION La Spezia laid launched Le Havre left Southampton left Sydney Line liner Liverpool Lloyd Triestino Lurline maiden voyage Maloja March Matson Line Mediterranean Melbourne migrants Naples Nea Hellas November Ocean Monarch October operated Orcades Oronsay Oxfordshire Pacific Panama Panama Canal Paolo Toscanelli Perama Piraeus Port Everglades ports Ranchi Ravello rebuilt refitted renamed returned Roma Rotterdam Royal Rotterdam Lloyd San Francisco Sebastiano Caboto second voyage September SERVICE SPEED shipbreakers shipyard Singapore Sitmar Skaugum sold to shipbreakers South South America Southampton Strathaird Strathmore Strathnaver Suez Suez Canal superstructure Sydney third class passengers Tilbury TONNAGE tourist class passengers towed trade transferred Trieste trips troops troopship until vessel Vickers-Armstrong Ltd Volendam voyage to Australia went White Star Line Willem Ruys York Zealand