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1955 CRESTED SPOON -S.S. SOUTHERN CROSS, length 115mm, weight 23gsm.
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HISTORY of S.S.SOUTHERN CROSS..
SS Southern Cross was an ocean liner built in 1955 by Harland & Wolff, Belfast, Northern Ireland for the United Kingdom-based Shaw, Savill & Albion Line for Europe—Australia service. In 1975 she was rebuilt as a cruise ship and subsequently sailed under the names SS Calypso, SS Azure Seas and SS OceanBreeze until 2004 when she was sold for scrap.
The Southern Cross was the first passenger ship of over 20,000 gross register tons to be built that had the engine room (and as a result of that, the funnel) located near the stern, rather than amidships. She started a trend of aft-engined ships, and today most passenger ships are built this way. Southern Cross was also the first major liner to have no cargo space, other than for ship's stores and passenger luggage.