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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)

Victoria (1997-2002)

mv Arcadia (2001-2002)

Sea Story

 

ss Canberra (1976-1985)

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23.01.79 

On deck, early morning after a 4-8 arrival in Acapulco. Pacific Princess in the background, entering harbour.

 

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16.02.79

Oriana passing under Sydney Harbour Bridge, seen from Canberra at Circular Quay.

 

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19.02.79 

My 23rd Birthday Pourout before the girls arrived and it all got out of hand! 

L-R Back:     

John Marden 2/O, Richard Buckley Maint. E/O, Malcolm White 1/R/O, Ian Gibb D/Capt, Self J2/R/O.

Front:    

Chris Lund 3/R/O, Roger Lee D/Cr/Dir, Steve Ayres DJ.

 

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02.04.79 

Alongside in Tenerife.

L-R:      

Tony Dyson 1/R/O, Self J2/R/O, Fred Woolley Commodore, Chris Lund J3/R/O, Paul Simpson S3/R/O, Paul Barry S2/R/O, Huw Williams C/R/O (Deceased).

 

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02.10.79 

Norma William's (Huw’s wife) birthday. Quite a few pax but officers are;

L-R:      

Huw Williams CRO, Fred Woolley Commodore, David King CEO, Self  J2/R/O, Norma (with my arm round her), Tony Dyson 1/R/O, Freddie Lloyd S2/R/O, Steve Foster 3/R/O.

 

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27.02.80 

Cabin party. Self with Carole, a regular Aussie passenger.

 

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29.02.80 

On deck after 4-8 arrival in Yokohama. Self and Chris, Deck Cadet. Must have been chilly - look at the woolly-pullies!

 

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29.02.80 

Self and Chris on a run ashore with two of the biggest apples you’ve ever seen!

 

06.03.80 

On watch in the R/T bay at about 0500.

 

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16.03.80

Open deck pub lunch in the Indian Ocean. Our cadets.

L-R:       

Andy Tilbury, John Barr, Andy Hair, Chris ?, Andy ?, Alan Wilson.

 

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16.03.80 

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.

  

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Courtesy of Brian Richardson

Brian writes;

I was looking through 'Alan's Memories' Canberra 76-85 Pub lunch 16/03/80.
I found a photo of the same event, taken from the reverse angle at almost the same time. I can name Chopper Harris, Linda Soper from Steiner's (now Richardson) & Danny Lloyd.

 

Harbo adds;

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?

 

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22.03.80

Cabin pourout. Regular passenger Julie (centre) showing a lot of leg!

 

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22.03.80

Julie again, doing something very strange to me whilst jammed in the doorway! Andy Hair and John Barr looking on!

 

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09.11.84 

Canberra returning to Southampton after refit in Bremerhaven, Germany. Photographed from Royal Princess.

 

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09.11.84 

Ditto.

 

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09.11.84 

Ditto.

 

12.09.85 

Radio Office.

L-R Back:   

‘Radio’ Ray Crossan S2/R/O, Graham Harding CRO, Becky Wright J3/R/O, Keith Harris S3/R/O.

Front:     

Self, 1/R/O, Martin Hearle J2/R/O.

 

12.09.85 

Self in S.R.E. Room.

 

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07.10.85 

Jon Tully A/E/O at sunset in Palma. Dressed for Decks!

 

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19.10.85 

Open deck Barbie in Port Said.

L-R:       

Ray Crossan, Andy Kidd Eng Cadet, Jon Tully, Neil Swann Deck Cadet, Self.

 

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19.10.85

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.

 

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19.10.85 

Cheers All! - Katie Easterling, WAP.

 

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19.10.85 

Self, Katie & Ray Crossan.

 

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Nov. 85 

Pump Room control console with John Eldon 3/E/O in W/T door.

 

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Nov. 85

Port aft stabiliser gear.

 

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Nov. 85 

Main E/R Console.

 

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Nov. 85 

Console in close-up. Running mode - full away, four half-motors being supplied from port main set. How’s that for memory!

 

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Nov. 85 

Main Switchboard, TA Flat.

 

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Nov. 85 

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.

 

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Nov. 85

Boiler Room looking to port.

 

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11.12.85 

In dry-dock, Bremerhaven. View forward from the top of the port funnel.

 

11.12 85 

Top of the starboard funnel seen from the port.

 

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