Picture Postcard Parade: SS Berrima

7 Jun

This postcard is a real change from the postcards I have been posting recently, I have been searching for a decent picture of the SS Berrima for a couple of years, and this is the best yet.

SS Berrima

There is no indication whatsoever as to who the photographer was, who published the card, when it was published or where the photograph was taken.

The only clue is the date that the Berrima was in service. According to the Clydebuilt Ships Database, she was launched in 1913 and was sold for scrap in 1930 (Wikipedia has the date as 1939). She was owned by P&O and sailed on their branch service, between London and Australia (Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney) by way of South Africa (Cape Town).

It was aboard the Berrima that my 2x great-grandmother Dorothy Isabella BATEMAN sailed to Melbourne in 1921, presumably to live with her son William Joseph Henry BATEMAN after the death of her husband Henry.

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