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Alan’s 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 I’ve 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)
mv Arcadia (2001-2002)
ss Canberra (1976-1985)
On deck, early morning after a 4-8 arrival in Acapulco. Pacific Princess in the background, entering harbour.
Oriana passing under Sydney Harbour Bridge, seen from Canberra at Circular Quay.
My 23rd Birthday Pourout before the girls arrived and it all got out of hand!
Alongside in Tenerife.
Norma William's (Huw’s wife) birthday. Quite a few pax but officers are;
Cabin party. Self with Carole, a regular Aussie passenger.
On deck after 4-8 arrival in Yokohama. Self and Chris, Deck Cadet. Must have been chilly - look at the woolly-pullies!
Self and Chris on a run ashore with two of the biggest apples you’ve ever seen!
On watch in the R/T bay at about 0500.
Open deck pub lunch in the Indian Ocean. Our cadets.
General view of open deck pub lunch.
Dr Richard Reubin adds;
I can identify Alison Ross (Sen Nursing Sister) in sun glasses on the far left leaning against the rail. Commodore Fred Woolley is waiting to be served, partially hidden by officer with beard. On Fred's left is me. Sad to say I cannot recall many other names although the faces are all familiar. The picture was taken during the homeward leg of the World Cruise.
David Saunders advises;
The officer hiding Fred Woolley looks like Robin Stone (SAP). It’s also Robin in the next photo on the extreme left talking to Linda.
Courtesy of Brian Richardson
I was looking through 'Alan's Memories' Canberra
76-85 Pub lunch 16/03/80.
Is that Hilary Wheeler (seated) next to Linda, I can't identify the next two, but then I think that's Sue Jones on the end and isn't that Richard Buckley on BBQ?
Cabin pourout. Regular passenger Julie (centre) showing a lot of leg!
Canberra returning to Southampton after refit in Bremerhaven, Germany. Photographed from Royal Princess.
Self, 1/R/O, Martin Hearle J2/R/O.
Self in S.R.E. Room.
Jon Tully A/E/O at sunset in Palma. Dressed for Decks!
Open deck Barbie in Port Said.
Neil & Self playing silly-Bs on the pipes! Thanks to Don Cole who's come up with this information ... 'Looking through Alan Mackenzie's Canberra photos I spotted in the background of this one a rare sighting of Paul "Granny Green" 4EO (Back left with the beard) also back right (back to Camera) is Martin Ross (aka HY - Hitler Youth) AEO.
Cheers All! - Katie Easterling, WAP.
Self, Katie & Ray Crossan.
Pump Room control console with John Eldon 3/E/O in W/T door.
Port aft stabiliser gear.
Main E/R Console.
Console in close-up. Running mode - full away, four half-motors being supplied from port main set. How’s that for memory!
Main Switchboard, TA Flat.
Quite historic this one - shows the starboard main TA set rotor withdrawn from the stator for “rewinding” of the stator. In practical terms, this meant replacing and brazing a large number of thick copper bars. Very interesting to see.
Boiler Room looking to port.
In dry-dock, Bremerhaven. View forward from the top of the port funnel.
Top of the starboard funnel seen from the port.
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