Waiting their fate
Three well known British passenger liners laid up at Southampton in March 1972 waiting sale; Shaw Savill's SOUTHERN CROSS from Belfast in 1955 and Cunard's CARMANIA and FRANCONIA from John Brown at Clydebank in 1954 and 1955 as SAXONIA and IVERNIA.
Although the future did not look too good for them all three went on to have long and successful careers under new owners. SOUTHERN CROSS became CALYPSO/ AZURE SEAS/ OCEANBREEZE and was broken up at Chittagong 31 years later in November 2003. Refer also picture #12762
and picture #12763
CARMANIA and FRANCONIA were refitted on the Tyne and became LEONID SOBINOV and FEDOR SHALYAPIN going to breakers at Alang in October 1999 and February 2004 respectively.
Picture added on 24 March 2011 at 15:40