The very Last Orient Liner built, SS Oriana (1960) Page 4 - Photo Page Two

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Page Four

 

Photo Page Two

Just for your information; pages 3 and 4 contain a selection of photographs of the ship that is also lovingly known as “The Queen of the Sea.” Whilst Page 2 contains postcards of the Oriana which were sold on board the ship in an envelope and were rleased by the Orient Line.

I am sorry that the size of the postcards and photographs are rather on the small side, but these pages were created around 2008 or 2009, thus a good 20 years ago, and although I have updated the pages somewhat, but due to my age, health and poor eyesight it would be too much to tackle anymore work, apart from slowly updating all twelve of the SS Oriana Web-pages.

Reuben Goossens.

Maritime Historian, Author, Lecturer & Cruise‘n’Ship Reviewer.

Commenced in the Passenger Shipping and Cruise Industry in 1960.

 

Oriana berthed in Southampton

 

Manoeuvring the Panama Locks

 

A splendid Post Card of Oriana the Cruise Ship

 

Relaxing at sea overlooking the
Tourist class ‘Poop deck’

 

Photographs by & Simon Lockyer

 

The rubber mated Promenade Deck

 

Looking aft from the Bow


Oriana docking

 

Two fine Stern Views. 1. In Scandinavian Fjords

 

2. In Sydney

 

The following five photographs were supplied to me by & Oriana’s ex Maitre d’Hotel, Neil Whitmore

 

SS Oriana in a Singapore dry-dock

 

One of her screws and the rudder

 

Starboard Stabiliser fin

 

Right: Maitre d’Hotel Neil Whitmore and

the assistant Maitre’d, David Heggie

 

Tuesday June 24 1986

 

Oriana’s sails under Sydney Harbour Bridge for the last time

Photo by & Neil Whitmore

 

Next: Oriana “Lady of the Sea by Neil Whitmore

 

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Sydney Farewell’s ss Oriana

 

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SS Oriana - Main Index:

PART ONE

Designing & Building the Oriana - ONLY available to ssmaritime.com:

Images from the naval architect & designer of the SS Oriana:

Page 1: The building of SS Oriana

Page 2: The launching and fitting out of SS Oriana

Page 3: Sea trials and Oriana’s maiden voyage

Page 4: Deck Plan, Rare Photographs and other Images

Page 5: Countless Specifications & Oriana Facts (NEW)

 

PART TWO

Oriana’s General History Pages:

Page 1: History and Images of the Oriana 

Page 2: Oriana Postcards issued in 1960

Page 3: Oriana Photo Album - Page 1

Page 4: Oriana Photo Album - Page 2

Page 5: Oriana “Lady of the Sea” by Neil Whitmore

Page 6: The Paul Oliver & Colin Pursehouse Collection

Page 6b: Paul Oliver Story

Page 7: Dalian - See the sad photographs of SS Oriana damaged during a storm

Page 7b: Oriana at Zhangiagang shipyard in China - Taken 29 July & 9 September 2005, the demolition of a liner

 

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This is recommended reading!

Orient Line – A Fleet History

Is available for 23.50 plus p&p from “Ships in Focus”

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Also Visit our Features on the following Orient Lines/P&O Ships

Orient Lines: RMS OrcadesSS Oronsay - SS Oriana - RMS Orion

P&O: RMS StrathairdSS Iberia - SS Canberra

 

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