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Seawise University

Seawise University

A matchbox label of the Orient Overseas Line's Seawise University issued after her demise. The reverse side says "The S.S. Seawise University, formerly R. M. S. Queen Elizabeth of 83,676 ton, the largest passenger liner ever built in the world. The ship was acquired by the C. Y. Tung Group in 1970 and later refurbished at a cost of US$ 9,000.000 to be part as a floating university and part as a luxury cruise liner. Unfortunately on the eve of completion and her scheduled sea trial, the ship was burnt and sunk in one of the largest fire accident in the world in Hong Kong Harbour on January 9, 1972. The disastrous fire ended the saga of life of the great Queen."

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Tuesday, February 1, 1972