Large Boat Ship

Deck Plan JERVIS BAY, MORETON BAY, LARGS BAY, ESPERANCE BAY- NAUTIQUES WORLDWIDE

Deck Plan JERVIS BAY, MORETON BAY, LARGS BAY, ESPERANCE BAY- NAUTIQUES WORLDWIDE

Deck Plan JERVIS BAY, MORETON BAY, LARGS BAY, ESPERANCE BAY- NAUTIQUES WORLDWIDE
Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line: A fold-out deck plan (22" by 35") from the mid-1930s for the MORETON BAY, LARGS BAY, ESPERANCE BAY, and JERVIS BAY. These big combo liners sailed the London to Brisbane route. Four decks are shown in detail. Originally the sisters had a tiny First Class and a large Third Class.

In the early 1930s the number of passengers was reduced and the accommodations turned into what is shown here - all Tourist Class. You can see the remnants of First Class up on A Deck where several cabins near the Reading Room are fitted with private baths. Three of four sisters survived WW 2. All but the JERVIS BAY.

In September 1939 the JERVIS BAY was outfitted with several ancient guns that dated back to the 1890s. Thus equipped, she became an escort vessel for convoys from Canada to Great Britain. In November 1940 the German heavy cruiser ADMIRAL SCHEER found the convoy. On the 5th of November, 1940, in heavy seas, Captain Fegen, in His Majesty's Armed Merchant Cruiser JERVIS BAY, was escorting thirty-eight Merchantmen.

Crippled, in flames, unable to reply, for nearly an hour the JERVIS BAY held the German's fire. So she went down: but of the Merchantmen all but four or five were saved. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Cruise Ships & Ocean Liners\Other Cruise Ship Collectibles".

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Deck Plan JERVIS BAY, MORETON BAY, LARGS BAY, ESPERANCE BAY- NAUTIQUES WORLDWIDE