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alaric



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Corinthic at the end of her Passenger carrying days.
On passage from London to Liverpool to complete cargo discharge, then went on to Schiedam to have most of the accommodation removed. Note that two of the boats had already been removed in London.
· Date: Sun, 3 June 18 · Views: 883
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Keywords: SS Corinthic
Source of Image, If not your own: Fotofile
Location photo was taken: Off Kent Coast
Date photo was taken: 16 June 1965
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KYRENIA
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Sun, 3 June 18 06:56

Nice picture of a fine "lady".
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Stephen J. Card

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Sun, 3 June 18 08:15

In what way did they remove 'accommodation'? Remove fittings like beds and furniture etc? I heard that some accommodation was given over to crew. I can't imagine Head Office putting crew into former passenger accommodation. It would have been too 'good'! What they should have done was reduce the cost of the ticket and fill the ship and make her into a 'booze boat'.

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eddyw
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Sun, 3 June 18 08:58

Photo of her (1967) with sections of superstructure removed:
http://www.shipspotting.com/photos/m.../6/2657678.jpg
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David Wilcockson

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Sun, 3 June 18 11:55

That altered the profile a tad, & not for the better.
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ssflandre
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Sun, 3 June 18 12:31

CORINTHIC was the first of a very interesting quartet, all of which provided first class accommodation for 85 passengers. Onboard standards were very high as Shaw Saville aimed to, as closely as possible, mirror the services available aboard the larger DOMINION MONARCH.

The fourth ship of this class, GOTHIC, served as the Royal Yacht in 1953/54, carrying the Queen and Prince Philip to Australia and New Zealand.
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alaric
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Sun, 3 June 18 15:36

In response to Stephen's question. On Corinthic and Athenic all the passenger cabin furniture, soft furnishings and fittings were stripped out, leaving only bare steel. Some of steelwork itself was removed in particular to remove the deep trunks to Nos. 3 and 4 holds in order to improve cargo handling. See link suggested by EddyW.
The deck and engine crew were moved out of the poop which became dry cargo space and into the surplus Catering Dept. accommodation in the shelter decks. Parts of the Fwd. Lounge and Passenger Dining Room were used for Deck and Eng Officers use, the original art works being retained. All Officers retained their original cabins and no crew used ex passenger accommodation.
The same arrangements were unfortunately not followed in Gothic and Ceramic, and in my opinion were a contributing factor in the tragic fire that Gothic suffered in 1968. It's a long time since I read the report of Gothic's fire and I am not sure if this was the Enquiry's finding.
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roscoes
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Mon, 4 June 18 00:48

I sailed as second mate of Corinthic post conversion. I recall my cabin had been the pursers cabin. My understanding the conversion was to reduce Gross Tonnage and perhaps a saving on canal dues. It would be interesting to know what saving was made after taking into account the cost of the conversion, loss of earnings etc whilst this was being done . The two ships, ( Athenic being the other ) were scrapped less than four years after the conversion. Why not just strip out the passenger accommodation and class it void space and not an earning space like they did with Gothic and Ceramic.
Alaric your mention of the officers making use of the passenger lounge. This certainly impressed the young ladies no end, we converted part of it into a disco and had some great parties. Three weeks in Hobart comes to mind loading apples, think it was known as being on the ABC run!
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alaric
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Mon, 4 June 18 04:46

The gross tonnage was reduced by about 1,000, so there were savings, but nowhere near enough to cover the costs of conversion plus loss of earnings. Corinthic spent almost 8 months at Wilton-Fijenoord, most of the time just waiting for new superheater drums to be forged in Sheffield. Disaster for Shaw Savill's finances but great for the small crew who, literally stood by. A generous living ashore allowance which more than covered the cost of frequent visits to the Nürburgring.
The company obviously expected a far longer post conversion life from the ships and had not anticipated the rate of change that was about to take place. The steamers, which could easily burn 100 tons of fuel per day when pushed were the first to go. I am pleased I left in 1968 and was not around to see the rapid decline of this great company.
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hughie
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Sat, 9 June 18 13:07

Shaw Savill do seem to have had their fair share of disastrous conversions of passenger ships.......
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