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E&A Line - CHITRAL 14,000 tons - One Class

Date: 1971-1975
Overall: 267 x 1028 x 200 mm, 4.5 kg
Medium: Wood, perspex, plastic, rubber, iron
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Ship model
Object No: 00027377

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    This is a model of the passenger liner CHITRAL of the E & A Line used as a promotional device for travel in tourism offices.
    SignificanceThis model of the CHITRAL illustrates the promotion of passenger liner travel through the production of ship models.
    HistoryThe CHITRAL was built and launched in 1955. It was purchased by P&O Steam Navigation Company and used to carry passengers and freight. Eastern and Australian Lines purchased the vessel in 1971-72 together with its sister ship the CATHAY. The CHITRAL was used to carry passengers from Australia to China and Japan until the end of 1975.

    The CHITRAL was used as a one class ship with a high standard of accommodation. Entertainment was provided on the voyage which gave it the flavour of a modern cruise, but the CHITRAL was run as one of the last regular line services. It made monthly round voyages between Australia, New Guinea, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan. On 3 December 1975 CHITRAL was sold to Choy's Iron & Steel Company for scrapping in Taiwan.

    A section of the hull has been cut away to reveal the ship's inside facilities. Models such as this were mass produced to promote the passenger line in travel agent offices.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: CHITRAL

    Assigned title: E&A Line - CHITRAL 14,000 tons - One Class

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