Ship Details

Rig

Twin Screw Steamer, 1,977 nhp.

Built

1921

Built In

Tonnage

14,182g 8,477n

Dimensions

530.9 x 68.3 x 39.9

Demise

Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line Ltd. (G.Thompson & Co.Ltd., Mgr.), reg. London. 1957 Aug.22: Arrived at Barrow to be scrapped.

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My father, James Alun Stokes, came out to Australia in late 1929 on SS Largs Bay, I think to Sydney when he was 23. He was on the electoral roll in North Sydney in the early 1930's and I think he returned to UK around 1935 on a Bay class vessel, but I am not sure which one. I believe all the Bay class vessels were registered in the State where the bay was, so Largs Bay was registered in Port Adelaide. The coincidence is that I live in Largs Bay, SA and have been an engineer sailing out of Port Adelaide most of my working life in Australia. Regards, Jeff Stokes, Chief Engineer Retired.

My family came from England to Melbourne in 1950 on the Largs Bay.....I wasn't part of the trip but was born 3 yrs later....many years later i moved to Adelaide & lived in Largs Bay with my own little family....funny how the world turns.....

My great great grandma lost her husband in 1955 she was 73 yrs old. The following year in 1956 at the age of 74 packed everything up and emigrated on her own to australia boarding largs bay on the 13th of january. I was amazed to find a lady of that age going all that way on her own brave lady x

Hello Susan Taylor I have just read that your family came to Melbourne in 1950 on the Largs Bay. I left Southampton with my parents Charles and Gladys Coz and my brother David on 8 Sep. 1950 so we were probably on the same voyage. Via the Suez. Ceylon. Fremantle. Adelaide. Melbourne (where I had my 9th birthday in Myers on 25th October.) We left the ship there and went overland by train and caught the Monowai to Auckland. Would love to hear from you if your family departed on 8 Sep. (69 years ago TODAY) Kind regards. Elizabeth

My grandfather emigrated from England to Australia in 1921 on the Largs Bay at age 22. Under an Australian government program for ex-servicemen, he was given a block newly irrigated land near Werrimul in the Mallee region of northwest Victoria. Then, in 1956, my mother emigrated to Canada. En route from Melbourne, she noticed the Largs Bay moored in Valletta Harbour, Malta, where it was waiting to be scrapped.

My grandfather emigrated from England to Australia in 1922 on the Largs Bay at age 23. Under an Australian government program for ex-servicemen, he was given a block newly irrigated land near Werrimul in the Mallee region of northwest Victoria. Then, in 1956, my mother emigrated to Canada. En route from Melbourne, she noticed the Largs Bay moored in Valletta Harbour, Malta, where it was waiting to be scrapped.

My family and I emigrated from England on the Large Bay in 1949. I was 10 years old at the time. I remember being in Aden for almost 3 weeks, I think, due to the fire on board. We arrived in Melbourne on 10 October 1949. While the journey was fascinating, not necessarily comfortable, for all of us it has ensured that I have no interest in going on a cruise for a holiday till this day , 14 November 2019

Am I the only person left alive that came to Australia on the Large Bay on that dreaded 1949 trip, where there was a fire on board and we stayed in Aden for about 3 weeks? While it was fascinating for me as a 10 year old, it also has made me swear never to go on a cruise again!

My Father came from Glasgow to Port Melbourne in 1924 on the Largs Bay. A Government program saw him sent to the Otways via Colac & then on Puffing Billy to Lavers Hill. He worked for 2 years logging & growing potatoes & after that settled in Geelong.

My mother came to Australia on this ship. Her name was Elizabeth Halliday. She came with her parents and 3 brothers

My Grand mother Ellen Mcmenemy came from Glasgow Arriving on the 5th Nov 1928 at the age of 19 aboard the Larges Bay reuniting with my Grand father Robert Dunn Griffiths who came to Australia two years earlier aboard the Herminius 28th Oct 1926 aged 22. These great ships changed history and built families. Praise to all those who created them .

My mother Enith Clarke came back to Australia from England on the Largs Bay in 1954-5. I was about 2yrs old when we traveled. My mother made friends with Mrs Scott and her daughter who was about the same age as me. Mrs Scott was English and came from Essex, I think. If anyone knows of Mrs Scott or her daughter could you please contact me? Thanks Susan Compton

Myself sister and mother and father sailed on the Largs bay from Sydney to South Hampton England in about 1955 ,we had done this voyage 4 times in all And my parent's said it was the best ship they had sailed on, they said they enjoyed The voyage, it took over 8 weeks, and all the passenger ang crew where generally A happy bunch .I remember getting up one morning to find the ship had been hit by alarge wave and the windows on in the lounge area had been smashed and every thing was wet I was only about 6 years old at the time ,so my memory is limited But I'm shore I enjoyed the trip I was later told in WW2 the ship came under attack and was hit It would be great to hear from some else who had traveled on her John email [email protected]

My family left Southampton on 8 Sep. 1950 on the SS Largs Bay to Sydney via Suez. Gladys Charles Elizabeth age 9 and David age 6. Would love to hear from anyone on that voyage. I live in Dunedin NZ. Elizabeth (Cox) Jenkins

My father Joseph Allen has a pewter ash tray for this ship with the company logo in the middle. He worked for the Customs Department at Port of Fremantle 1926 to 1952.

In reply to Susan Compton I think I may have been on the same voyage. My family left London in late November 1954 arriving in Sydney in mid January 1955. We had an extremely difficult sailing through the Bay of Biscay; very rough with most of the passengers sea sick for a couple of days. I was 10 years old at the time and with my parents who were on an assisted migrant package. We also came from Essex having lived in South Benfleet.

In reply to Susan Compton I think I may have been on the same voyage. With my family we left London in late 1954 arriving in Sydney in mid January 1955. We had a particularly rough couple of days coming through the Bay of Biscay where most passengers were sea sick. I was 10 years old and my family came as part of the assisted migrant package. We had also lived in Essex, at a place called South Benfleet.

My father travelled to Fremantle on Lags bay on 21st November 1934 at the age of 15. He was all by himself. I still have the original passage ticket. The value of the voyage was 39 pounds.

My grandad father came over with his parents on the Largs bay name of Attard-Flores and settled in England

Andrew McDonald. I believe you're right about the bay of Biscay and the Largs Bay. Do you have any photos or know of other passengers? My email is [email protected] love to hear from you

I came to Perth aged 4 1/2 arriving May 1955. My parents were Margaret ( Rita) and John Sayers. I was Gillian Sayers

I forgot to say we arrived in Fremantle Perth Western Australia on the Largs Bay in May 1955

hello guos 9128738513

I have an image of a postcard of the TSS Largs Bay sent to my grandmother from her brother. Post-marked Port Said possibly around 1925, difficult to read the date. He was on his way to Australia. Unfortunately it looks like a cup of tea has splashed on it.

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