This is my dad taken i think just after he'd joined the Illyric in november 1961 for a line voyage to Australia and N.Z. i believe this was taken whilst at Liverpool, yes i know that is a very dodgy looking jumper.
Cadet Chris Dancaster with giraffe called John on its way to Auckland 1960. Voyage 2 of Shaw Savill's Illyric. We were told it was first giraffe ever landed in NZ. Chris is now a highly respected Quantity Surveyer. A keeper came with John and several monkeys and cows
shaw savill & albion's m.v. ILLYRIC this photo was sent to me as a reply a few years ago to a letter i wrote in one of the shipping magazines for info or photos of illyric.
I recieved this photo of an ex crew member of illyric sadly i do not have his name to reference him for this photo.