Ex Cunard Sylvania bought Sitmar renamed Fairwind Silverplate Bowl
Lovely silver plate bowl fluted and crimped edges
8.5 in dia top x 3 in height
The Sitmar Line Years (1968 – 1988):
Carinthia and Sylvania were destined to spend over two years laid up in Southampton’s 101 berth in Western Docks. On the 31st January 1968 a contract for their sale was signed in London. The pair had been bought for just £1 million each and the buyers were reported to be the Fairland Shipping Corporation and the Fairwind Shipping Corporation. Carinthia was to be renamed Fairland and Sylvania would be renamed Fairwind. But they would in fact be sailing for Sitmar Line, Italian based but controlled from Monaco. The sale was completed on the 2nd February 1968 and included a clause which prevented the two ships from operating on any of Cunard’s regular routes such as those from the UK to Canada or the USA. They were also precluded from sailing on cruises from British ports.