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Gala dinner menu P&O SS HIMALAYA, 6 December 1954

Date: 1954
Dimensions:
Overall: 215 mm
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Copyright: © P&O Heritage
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Menu
Object No: 00003570

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    Description
    Menu for Gala dinner aboard SS HIMALAYA fort he night of Monday 6th December, 1954.
    SignificanceThis ship menu from SS HIMALAYA highlights the fine dining on board the P & O Line during the 1950s and the role of on board menus as souvenirs of the journey.
    HistoryThe SS HIMALAYA was the first post war ship built for P & O in 1948 and was initially destined for the England - Australia route. She made her mark on her maiden voyage to Australia by cutting the travel time to Melbourne by 10 days.The HIMALAYA also featured aboard the Weir evaporating plant for distilling water fresh water from sea water which would ultimately produce over 40,000 tons of fresh water a year on board and a large refridgerated cargo hold to make each journey more profitable.
    The SS HIMALAYA later took on holiday crusing duties as well out of Southampton and in 1959 took the lead in the popular Pacific cruises from Sydney to Auckland, Suva, Honolulu, Vancouver and San Francisco.
    She was broken up in 1975.

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