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Memories of 26 Years at Sea
Alan Mackenzie has made a huge contributed to this site with over 200
photos and a 6378 word essay about his amazing 26 year career. Brilliant
stuff, thanks Alan. To reduce the loading time Iíve split it all up into
9 separate pages listed under the ships that Alan sailed on.
The Ferdinand Restaurant. My mother is seated nearest
My mother in our passenger cabin.
Iberia alongside at Barcelona, seen from harbour cable-car.
At Madeira - Iberia alongside and my mother and self (aged 11!) on the
Self on deck, aged 15, Iberia sailing in the Hardangerfjord, Norway.
Iberia in the Kattegat following departure Copenhagen.
A rather sad one this, and the last photograph I ever took of
Iberia. It was taken from the after decks of Canberra and shows her
laid-up in Southampton, not long before she departed for the scrap-yards
picture I have had for many years, taken originally from a travel magazine
and shows Iberia underway (I think) in Sydney Harbour.
sailing from Tilbury, outward-bound to Australia, circa. 1965.
official postcard of Iberia issued in the early 1960s.
is a spoof, produced by Sydney Office around 1969/1970 and entitled,
"The Final Solution to the Iberia Problem". Apparently, Iberia
was not a popular ship to programme when assigned to Aussie cruising as,
due to stability problems, an unusually high proportion of her tanks had
to be devoted to permanent ballast, thus reducing her fuel capacity and
therefore her range. Some wag came up with this, long before the days of
computer-doctored photographs and must have been created by cutting up
different negatives and combining them to produce the finished article!