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Alanís 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.

 

All the narration with each photo is from Alan.


Iberia (Pre Sea Daze 1967)

ss Oronsay (1973-1975)

ss Canberra (1976-1985)

ss Canberra (1985-1996)

ss Canberra (Additions)

ss Oriana (1977-1982)

Sea Princess (1979-1983)

ss Uganda (1980)

Sun Princess (1980)

Island Princess (1982)

Royal Princess (1984-1985)

mv Oriana (1995)

Victoria (1997-2002)

mv Arcadia (2001-2002)

Sea Story

 

ss Oronsay 1973-1975

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29.07.73 

Port bow view photographed in Southampton just before departing on a ferry to France. 

 

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29.07.73 

Port quarter view - same occasion. In both these pictures it is possible to see that the funnel is shrouded in scaffolding. Anyone know what was happening? Renewal of the "Welsh Hat" maybe?

 

The following nine pictures were all taken during a visit to the ship whilst she was in Southampton just prior to her final UK cruise in July 1975.  

 

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21.07.75 

Looking up at the Bridge from the Stadium. 

 

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21.07.75 

View along port side of funnel casing - Ship's "Targe & Broadsword" crest is visible at the after end. 

 

21.07.75 

Oronsay's majestic funnel. 

 

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21.07.75 

Self, on the Monkey Island in front of same! 

 

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21.07.75 

Self, posing by poop deck rail. 

 

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21.07.75 

The Wheelhouse, looking to Starboard. 

 

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21.07.75 

The Radio Office - Can any Oronsay veterans supply the identities of the two boiler-suited characters in here? 

 

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21.07.75 

Radio Office. 

 

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21.07.75

View of Oronsay at 106 berth, taken from harbour excursion launch.

 

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