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M/S Mirrabooka

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Reasonably sure she, and several others of the same company visited Geelong in the post-WW2 years.
They were fine examples of Swedish design, but mere precursors of their later sisters, the 'Cloud' ships, Nimbus, Stratus, and the later, larger pair, ***ulus and Cirrus.
Nimbus achieved 22.7 knots on trials (in 1947), and they were truly elegant ships.
Hard to understand why they haven't shown up much on SN.
 

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Allan, I remember Mirrabooka well in the early fifties. I dont think this is the same ship, although its certainly the same name. Mirrabooka that I knew was more modern than this and as you say correctly, a mere precursor to the 'Clouds'. My father sailed home to Sweden on Stratus in the early fifities and I can remember the ship quite well. True greyhounds in appearance and speed. There are some pics in the galleries of these ships. but not many.Greetings from Lara.
 

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This is the 1928 Mirrabooka and in fact she was sold on in 1959 to Marius Nielsen (Denmark) and renamed Peter Nielsen. she was a regular visitor to Australia and New Zealand.
 

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Im joined her as an ab on her last voyage under Sweedish flag, from Sydney Aug. 1957 to Genova Ja. 1958.
Later same year she was sold to Denmark.Accomodation caugt fire in the Pacific during WV2. That´s why hull looks like 1928 and superstructure a lot younger.
 

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