Chandris Lines - Queen Frederica
Chandris Flag

Postcard of the "Queen Frederica".
Courtesy of Thomas Wieck, who travelled aboard her from Auckland to Rotterdam on 28th April, 1968
, via Wellington, Melbourne, Sydney, Fremantle, Mauritius, Cape Town, Las Palmas and Southampton - the Suez Canal being closed.

The Royal Helennic Mailship "Queen Frederica"was built for Matson Lines as the "Malola" in 1937, renamed "Matsonia" in 1938, sold to Home Lines and again re-named "Atlantic" in 1948 and "Queen Frederica" in 1955 and finally to Chandris Lines in 1966 as the "QUEEN FREDERICA" . She was withdrawn from service in 1971, after the aquisition of Britanis, and was scrapped in Greece in 1977.

My Wife, Anne, became her 'Secretary' in Melbourne - working for David Martin who was her Berthing Officer - until the ship was withdrawn after which Anne transferred to "Ellinis".


Queen Fredeika Photograph

The "QUEEN FREDERICA"
from a photograph in Ships Monthly circa 1980s

The photographs below were supplied by Thomas Wieck, who travelled aboard the Queen Frederica in May 1968 and are
re-produced with his permission and my thanks.

Queen Frederica at Southampton 7 May 1968
"Queen Frederica" alongside at Southampton, May 1968.
Courtesy of Thomas Wieck.

Midships of Queen Frederica at Southampton
"Queen Frederica"
alongside at Southampton,
May 1968.

Courtesy of Thomas Wieck.
Boat Drill aboard Queen  Frederica
Queen Frederica"Lifebooat Drill, May 1968.
Courtesy of Thomas Wieck.

Ellinis passing Queen Frederica at sea, May 1968
"Ellinis" being passed at sea, photo taken from the "Queen Frederica" Courtesy of Thomas Wieck.

Queen Frederica Menu Cover
Courtesy of Thomas Wieck.

Queen Frederica Menu
Courtesy of Thomas Wieck.

My Chandris Lines - The S.S. "Australis" Introduction Page
My Chandris Lines - The S.S. "Australis" Page
My Chandris Lines - The S.S. "Ellinis" Page
My Chandris Lines page 2 Fire and Voy 37NB

Chandris Lines

Former Gym Instructor Ken Ironsides great site
S.S. Australis Website

Carol Mavroidakis: "Photographic Memories of Working on Chandris Lines rhms Amerikanis & rhms Britanis in the early Seventies"

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