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Shaw Savill Line
Shaw Savill Header Page
This is the header to a series of pages devoted to postcards and photographs of Shaw Savill Line. The table shows complete career histories of selected ships. Below the table is a fleetlist in chronological order. Additional ships will be added to this page.
Shaw, Savill & Albion Line (later shortened to Shaw Savill Line in publicity) was comprised of three constituent companies:-
1: Shaw, Savill & Co, London formed in 1858
2: Albion Line, Glasgow in 1856
3: John Leslie & Partners, Aberdeen.
The combined Shaw, Savill & Albion Line was created in 1882, but Shaw, Savill & Co retained five sailing ships, and John Leslie & Partners ran their ships with this fleet. Shaw, Savill & Albion Line also ran a joint service to New Zealand with White Star Line from 1884 to 1933, when the collapse of the White Star Line enabled the service to be taken over completely by Shaw Savill. Shaw Savill continued to use White Star-style names with the suffix "-ic". In 1928, the Commonwealth Line taken over and renamed Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line, followed by the takeover of the Aberdeen Line in 1933. Also in 1933, control of Shaw Savill was acquired by Furness, Withy & Co.
The famous Southern Cross was built by Harland & Wolff in 1955, for a new round-the-world passenger service. She took no commercial freight, carried 1100 one-class passengers, and was one of the pioneers of the engines aft layout. The continuous circuit took 76 days to complete from Southampton, calling at Trinidad, Curacao, the Panama Canal, Tahiti, Fiji, Wellington, Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, Fremantle, Durban, Capetown, Las Palmas and back to Southampton. From 1968, cruises were run between circumnavigations. Escalating costs and competition from the air caused her withdrawal in 1971. In 1985 Shaw Savill became an integral part of Furness Withy Shipping.
Shaw Savill Pages:-
Shaw Savill Header Page - this page!
Shaw Savill - Page 1 - up to 1899
Shaw Savill - Page 2 - 1900-1914
Shaw Savill - Page 3 - 1915-1939
Shaw Savill - Page 4 - 1940-1975
Shaw Savill - Page 5 - Cruise Brochure From 1971
Associated Pages:-
Canadian Pacific Lines
Dolphin Cruise Line
Eastern/Western Cruise Line
Premier Cruise Line
Thomson Cruise Line
Ocean Liner Postcards
Cruise Ship Postcards
Ship Histories
Name  Other Names  Built
 New Australia  Monarch of Bermuda, Arkadia

 Ocean Monarch  Empress of England  1951
 Southern Cross  Calypso, Azur Seas, OceanBreeze, Imperial Majesty

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