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13/10/17

  • Uganda itinerary from 2nd-15th Aug 1978 added thanks to Jan Francis (15 year old student at the time).

19/07/17

  • An interesting article about the end of Oriana added thanks to Ivan Witt.

07/07/17

  •  Some interesting information added to Neil Whitmore's listing.

26/06/17

  • Ivan Witt added along with some very interesting Orcades information and an Island Princess group.

14/06/17


  • I'm deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Marty Elliot. I can't say too much more at the moment.

29/04/17

12/04/17

  • The Sea Princess Senior Officers’ Biographies of 1979 was released when CP arrived in Australia for the first time and has been kindly sent in by Captain Ivan Witt, RANR, Head of Panel – Royal Australian Navy Legal Reserve (VIC & TAS).

08/04/17


  • The very sad news of the passing away of Maurice Marriott has just been received from Harbo, Goldie and David Dickinson.


  • The very sad news of the passing away of Steve (Noddy) Norris has just been received from Keith Radford.

06/04/17

05/04/17

  • The first part of Robert L Gordon's collection has been added starting with some photos and a video of the man and 21 great photos of ships.

  • A video of the Achille Lauro has been added thanks to Rob Gordon.

01/04/17


  • News of another fine Seadog passing away has been reported in the Forum by John Cannon Gray. George Glessinger passed away recently after a long illness.

28/03/17

  • The Oriana in Brisbane movie Part 2 from Robert L Gordon's collection has been added.

  • The TV ad "Take Me Away P&O" movie from Robert L Gordon's collection has been added.

26/03/17

  • The Oriana in Brisbane movie from Robert L Gordon's collection has been added.

  • The QE2 movie from Robert L Gordon's collection has been added.

25/03/17


  • The very sad news of the passing away at sea of Darren Ford. Darren has been added to the A-Z listings and the Dogs Departed section. 

  • The Arcadia Farewells Sydney movie from Robert L Gordon's collection has been added.  

24/03/17

  • The Life of Oriana 1960-1986 VHS movie has been converted to DVD and then to Adobe Flash for your viewing pleasure. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did and thanks and deepest gratitude go to the late Robert L Gordon and his family for passing on Robert's P&O memorabilia. There's lots more to come.

17/03/17

  • 26 more photos added to Neil McGrath's Memories.

14/03/17

  • 23 photos added to Neil McGrath's Memories.

12/03/17

  • 3 photos of the 180 Years of P&O Crew Exhibition added thanks to Derek Scott.

  • 2 photos added to Derek Scott's section.

07/03/17


  • The sad news of another fine Seadog has been received from Harbo. Commodore John Chester passed away on the 3rd November 2016 at the age of 88.

06/03/17

  • Oriana sea trials movie added.

19/02/17

  • 1 new photo of Neil Whitmore (aka Bob) taken shortly after his 82nd birthday added.

15/02/17

07/02/17

  • 1 new Oriana group photo added thanks to Dave Betts.

15/01/17

  • 4 photos added to Himalaya Groups thanks to Robert Hill.  

  • A photo has been added of the late Wally Light thanks to Geoffrey Witts. 

02/01/17

  • 6 photos added to Robert Hill's memories.

  • A Himalay/Oriana reunion added thanks to Robert Hill.  

  • The following names; John McMullen, Dick Rees, Ian Strutt, Derek Rice, Anne Dodge, Roger Dunn, Richard Hold and Peter Bonny, all from Robert Hill's memories have now been added to the listings. John McMullen's photos from other pages on the site have all been linked together as has Robert Hill's and Mike Gold's. The only problem I found was with a person who I think maybe the same but are named Mike Laurie and Mike Lawrie. 

22/11/16

17/11/16

  • More stories and 4 photos of old ships added by Stephen Carey.

  • An amusing article about weather conditions at sea written by Graham Stephens added.   

12/11/16

05/11/16

  • 60 excellent photos of Oriana sent in by Stephen Carey (BI Cadet - Chief Engineer) taken while permanently berthed in Dalian, China before the dreadful storm that led to her demise. There's 20 top side shots and 40 engine room shots. David Jewkes kindly agreed to add detailed descriptions of the engine room shots and also supplied another 35 photos of the engine room looking at it's best while in service.  

01/11/16


  • The sad news of another fine Seadog passing away has been received, R.I.P. Joe Grubb.

24/10/16


  • The sad news of another fine Seadog passing away has been received, R.I.P. Alan Williams (Taff the Bombay Welshman).

22/10/16

  • Geoff Sheppard added.

  • Geoff Sheppard's Memories added. 55 great photos of his days on Uganda as an School Office Assistant.

24/09/16


  • The sad news of another fine Seadog passing away has been received, R.I.P. David Smith, ex Commodore Chief Engineer Officer.

06/08/16


  • The sad news of another fine Seadog passing has been received, R.I.P. Roger Keeler.

06/07/16

  • More information about the passing of Brian Love has been added thanks to Derek Warmingtn through Mike Gold.

02/07/16


  • Sadly another fine seadog has passed away, Brian Love who was an engineer on Himalaya, Arcadia and Oriana (there maybe more but they're the only ones I know of).

27/06/16

  • Kevin Bohan named in Chris Hindley's photo thanks to Richard Bayley through Chris Jordan.

  • The official blackout procedure for the Pacific Princess has been added thanks to Alan Williams.

23/06/16

  • 2 reunions from 2015 added thanks to Dave Traynor. One in Essex and the other in the Isle of Wight.

  • Tony Gilham (not previously named on this site) has been added to the Seadogs Departed section.

03/06/16

27/05/16

  • A new reunion photo added to Celia Cowan's (now Chester) listing.

26/05/16

  • 7 photos of Aurora added thanks to Alan Mackenzie.

25/05/16

23/05/16

  • A new Oriana Reunion added thanks to Greg Sinclair.

12/05/16


  • The sad news of another fine Seadog passing has been received, R.I.P. Chris Upjohn.

11/05/16

  • 5 sad photos showing the demise of Victoria thanks to Alan Mackenzie.

10/05/16

04/05/16

29/04/16

  • John Palliser added.

  •  A new Chusan reunion added thanks to Mike Maskell.

26/04/16

16/04/16

13/04/16

  • 2 photos of the Oronsay Bunny Girls and 2 photos of two Steiner's Girls added thanks to Keith Radford.

09/04/16

  • Rob Talboys added and also 25 photos of his time on Patonga.

07/04/16

06/04/16

  • David Dickinson has added some comments about the current job description for a Cadet Purser.

31/03/16

29/03/16

16/03/16

  • A poem about the demise of the Orient Line added thanks to David Dickinson.

29/02/16

  • Sad news about the sinking of the Ocean Dream (ex Spirit of London) sent in by Paul Foot.

02/02/16

  • Finally a few photos of the Brighton Reunion have emerged thanks to Charles Oxley.

06/01/16

  • 2 photos at the end and a couple of names added to the Sea Princess section thanks to Alan Mackenzie.

06/01/16

  • 4 photos added to Archie Stewart's listing.

  • A new 15 minute movie of Oriana sent in by Rob Talboys added.

20/12/15


  • Sadly news of the passing of my old Chief Engineer Toni Mazonowicz has been posted by David Jewkes in the Forum. Our thoughts are with all Toni's family and friends. He was 91.

27/11/15

  • A new album in the self-uploading photos has been added with Morris Bagnall's Memories, 27 photos of his time on the Sun Princess.

26/11/15

  • A new Memorabilia item added thanks to David Olivant. It's a framed print copy of a great oil painting of Strathededen.

21/11/15

  • 19 photos of Sun Princess groups have been self upoaded to the Photos section thanks to Morris Bagnall. See  27/11/15  above.

29/10/15

  • 3 more names have been added to the Arcadia pre Captain's Cocktail Party group thanks to Mike Gold.

26/10/15

  • 12 names have been added to the Arcadia pre Captain's Cocktail Party group thanks to Ian Brunton, Greg Sinclair and Robert Hill.

25/10/15

  • A great photo of a large group on Arcadia pre Captain's Cocktail Party in 1972 added thanks to Terry Salter.

24/10/15

  • 35 photos of added to passenger John Barker's adventures on Arcadia in 1972 and two line voyages on Oriana in 1973 and 1975.

  • Barry Chilton's email address updated.

23/10/15


  • Sadly the news of another fine Seadog passing away has come to light. Ian "Geordie" Jennings sadly passed away last Saturday 17th October 2015. There's more information in the Departed secion here.

  • Terry Salter added.
  • Passenger John Barker tells of his adventures on Arcadia in 1972 and two line voyages on Oriana in 1973 and 1975.

17/10/15

  • 4 photos of various ships added to Ian Brunton's profile.

09/10/15

  • 2 photos of  Orsova taken in 1971 added thanks to Rob Talboys (ex Oriana and Patonga).
  • The list of reel to reel (current) movies that were shown on the Nevasa Scrap Run in early 1975 with comments and scores has been added.

08/10/15

  • 7 photos of the Oriana rescue attempt in Dalian. I found these photos on an old backup disc. I have no idea why I never got around to adding them but better late than never eh!

07/10/15

06/10/15

  • Tony Cooper (aka No Chance) named himself, Mark Cunningham and possibly Supersonic in Dave Jewkes' photo.

  • 20 photos of Eveline Maas' time on Oriana have been added to Eveline's Memories thanks to Greg.

05/10/15

01/10/15

24/09/15

  • 2 new photos of the QE2 has been sent in by Robert Hill.

  • A new Reunion added thanks to David Dickinson.

08/09/15

  • A new photo of Oriana has been sent in by Don Cole.

03/09/15


  • Sadly the bad news continues. Robert Bentley advises that Brian Redman passed away earlier in the year. We have no further details at this stage. I cut this photo from the only really clear shot of Brian from this Sun Princess Group.

20/08/15

  • As a result of the new "Random Page of the Day" initiative one of the pages featured has now been updated. Alan Mackenzie saw his page and sent in news about the fleet and four photos of his latest creation.

19/05/15


  • Sadly the bad news continues. Mike Maskell and Keith Radford both avised me yesterday of the passing of Rod Sharpe. There's more information in the Departed secion here.

11/04/15


  • Sadly the news of another fine Seadog passing away has come to light. I was advised today by Peter Bennet's wife Lynda that Peter sadly passed away in 2014. There's more information in the Departed secion here.

01/03/15

  • 19 photos added to Nigel Whittaker's Memories.

  • 25 photos of Oriana in drydock in 1980 added.

24/02/15

10/02/15

  • Sadly, news of the passing of Tom Allard and Mike Beak, has been posted in the Forum.

17/01/15

  • Sadly, news of the passing of John Eden, section waiter, PRS and bartender originally on the Big O then later with Princess, has been posted in the Forum.

15/01/15

24/11/14

  • 10 more photos added to part 2 of the Oriana/Oronsay reunion in Sydney thanks to Keith Radford as John Thow's visit to Australia and New Zealand continues.

17/11/14

  • A great reunion added, two best mates from 40 years ago finally meet again. Alister McIntosh and John Thow meet up in Sydney.

06/11/14

  • More information about John Middleton and John Memories added with 6 photos of his time on Oronsay, R.M.S. Pretoria and Oriana from 1958-61.

03/11/14

29/10/14


  • Sadly, the news of the passing of Ken Hobbs has been posted on the Forum by Colin Wright.

  • Seadog royalty has been added to the listings, John Middleton served on Oriana's sea trials and maiden voyage in 1960.

28/10/14

  • Himalaya itinerarary dates 1958-59 added thanks to Roger Lancaster.

  • Kevin O'Connor sent in a link to an interesting article about Himalaya.

26/10/14

  • A photo of two Orient Line Assistant Pursers holding the Orient Line House flag which used to grace the Company’s Office in Melbourne added thanks to David Dickinson.

  • Tim Hurst who's the other purser in the photo above has been added to the listings.
  • ss Sea Princess and mv Sea Princess itineraries added thanks to David Saunders.

13/10/14

  • Himalaya itinerarary dates 1971-72 added thanks to Neil Machin and 1973-74 (including the scrap run) thanks to Laurie Lesley.

14/10/14

  • Oronsay itinerary dates 1971 and filled some gaps in 1972 thanks to Neil Machin.

  • Orsova itinerarary dates 1970-72 added thanks to Neil Machin.

13/10/14

  • Arcadia itinerarary dates 1970-73 added thanks to Neil Machin.

12/10/14

  • Oriana itinerarary dates 1973, 1976-77 and 1980-84 added thanks to David Saunders.

11/10/14

  • Canberra itinerary dates 1974-75 and 1979-80 added thanks to David Saunders.

  • Arcadia itinerarary dates 1975-78 added thanks to David Saunders.

09/10/14

  • Oronsay itinerary dates 1971-72 added thanks to Keith Radford.

  • Himalaya itinerary dates 1970-74 added thanks to David Saunders.

  • Uganda itinerary dates 1973 and 1978-79 added thanks to David Saunders.

07/10/14
  • Chusan itinerary dates 1969-73 added thanks to David Saunders. PS, I've added these before Keith's and the rest of Neil's because they were already in a spreadsheet and I wanted to see how easy they were to transpose into the web format and they are considerably easier so thanks for that David. I have many more ships and dates to add from all three of these gentlemen so bear with me.

06/10/14

  • Some more Oriana itinerary dates 1970-72 added thanks to Neil Machin and there's more ships to follow from Neil and Keith Radford.

30/09/14

  • Some Oriana and Arcadia itineraries of 1975-76 added thanks to Celia Cowan (now Chester).

25/07/14

  • 35 photos added to Celia Cowan's (now Chester) memories.

14/06/14

  • Martin Mullen's email address has been updated.

02/06/14

  • Mike Gold's email address has been updated.

27/05/14

  • Barry Dover (aka Ben) added with an updated email address should you wish to say G'Day!

08/03/14

  • Exactly 6 years ago today we were about to head off to the Royal Hotel in East Perth for part two of the great Oriana reunion here in Perth. To commemorate this event I've posted Kevin Timm's brilliant movie of those amazing eight days from the 4th-11th March 2008.

24/01/14

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  • The late Marty O'Conlon added to the listings and departed sections as requested.

22/01/14

  • I'm very pleased to say that I've finally managed to repair the currupt video file of the great boat trip that Macca has photos of in his collection below and he suggests it was in Antigua. Some how the file had become corrupt and stopped playing after just 1 min of the total 3:11 mins.

21/01/14

  • 69 great photos of Alister McIntosh's (aka Super Mac) memories of Oriana added.

12/12/13

  • Gary Edbrooke added after naming himself in Clive Thompson's photos.

05/12/13

  • 2 very sad photos of Pacific Princess being scrapped added thanks to Paul Carney.

04/12/13

29/11/13

  • 12 photos of Clive Thompson's story added.

22/11/13

18/11/13

  • 3 more photos added to Dr Euan Scrimgeour's profile with a nice one of Himalaya leaving Tilbury in 1965.

31/10/13

  • Neil Machin added.

  • a very interesting brochure issued to officers concerning Indian, Pakistani and Chinese ratings added thanks to Neil Machin.

21/10/13

  • Dr Euan Scrimgeour added with some great pictures of Orsova in 1965.

20/10/13

  • Alister McIntosh's (aka Super Mac - now aka Macca) email address added.

19/10/13


  • A very special addition. You may recall that a personal goal of mine was to track down all the people in the Oriana Engineers 1975 photo and for quite some time the total had remained at 33 out of 37 but thanks to Kevin O'Connor giving Keith Radford a lead Keith has found Super Mac (aka Alister McIntosh) who's alive and well and has been living in Sydney since 1979.  

31/07/13

  • 15 photos of a new reunion in Avignon in April 2013 added by Brendan Cole.

24/07/13

  • A lovely epitaph added to Leyla Incikaya's departed section by her dear friend Cynthia Masters.

  • Chrissie ? has been named as Chrissie Le Conte (now Abbs) by Robert C Bentley. 

19/07/13

15/07/13

  • 1 new photo of Geoff Kimber with Ken Hewitt added.

  • A comment added to this photo by Keith Radford.

  • A comment added to this photo by Nick Messenger. 

  • A comment added to this photo by Geoff.

10/07/13

  • 5 photos of Orsova groups (1970-1973) added by P Quin & J Landeryou.

09/07/13

06/07/13

  • 1 comment about this person and 1 comment about this person added by Robert C Bentley.

  • Another comment about Oriana Pursers 1971 or 72 or 73 added by Terry Williams.

  • A comment about SS Oronsay added by Jacqueline Ashworth.

04/07/13

  • Happy 4th July to all our American friends.

  • Mick Lemm's email address updated.

03/07/13

  • A comment about Oriana Pursers 1971 or 72 or 73 added by Graeme Evison.

29/06/13

  • 2 comments about this lady added by Mark Proctor and Derek Scott.

  • Ian Haggarty's email address updated.

04/06/13

  • Sadly, news of another Seadog passing. Dick Spread has died but there's no details as yet. 

02/06/13

  • An update to Richard (Dick) Regan's life and a new email address added.

30/05/13

  • Sadly, news of another Seadog passing. Stewart Aitchison passed away in 2008. 

17/05/13

  • A comment about Oriana Pursers 1971 or 72 or 73 added by Richard Regan.

  • If anyone involved in the Falklands wants to be on the telly then continue reading below;

“Reunited” is a new BBC One series that will be going out this autumn across the UK. In it we are looking at the big moments and events in recent times and by bringing together the people that were involved, giving an insight into the personal stories that were behind them.

One of the events we are covering is the Falklands war. The way we hope to do it is by bringing together the people who were on the ships commandeered to transport the forces to the Falkland’s and brought them back.

By reuniting the troops with the civilian crew members, doctors, nurses and mechanics, we want to explore the stories and relationships that were forged, and how these would have been in very different contexts going there and coming back.

There is no commitment at this stage, it would just be a research chat.
 

Austen Irwin, 

TV Factual, 

BBC Northern Ireland 

Austen.Irwin@bbc.co.uk   

12/05/13

  • A great tribute to Rocky from his old mate John Barclay added.

11/05/13

  • 10 photos of people added the Robert Bentley's Memories.

08/05/13

07/05/13

  • 1 photo of the Ocean Dream (Sun Princess, Spirit of London) added thanks to Robert C. Bentley.  

06/05/13

  • A message from Lauraine Mulberry has been added to Rocky's departed section.

  • A message from Brian Jewson has been added to Rocky's departed section.

05/05/13

  • It's with great sadness that I have to advise that another fine Seadog has passed away. John Rockell (aka Rocky) died on the 1st May following a courageous battle with mesothelioma. More information can found in the Seadogs Departed section here. Our thoughts are with Kira, Melody, Adele and Michael and all Rocky's other family and friends.

  • 1 new Uganda Groups photo added thanks to Martin Ross.

02/05/13

  • It's just dawned on me that I'm the only one who gets notified every time someone adds a comment to the self uploading photos so I've decided, time permitting, to let you all know from here. I'll list the last batch and keep it going from now;

  • A comment about an Arcadia Group added by Neil Machin. 

  • A comment about a BI Reunion added by John Rennie.

  • A comment about a Reunion added by Debbie McAughtrie.

  • A comment about MV Piako added by Greg Smith.

  • A comment about a Reunion added by Rocky.

  • A comment about the 3 Chiefs added by Marty Elliot & Rocky.

  • A comment about a