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Alister McIntosh's Memories

aka Super Mac – A collection of pictures from my time with P&O 1973 to 1978 in no particular order.

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Very early pic bronzing on the O.

 

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Bronzing again Me and ?? (Scottish Lecky).

 

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Me posing in Stockholm with the O in the background.

 

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A very young Dave Oakes in Stockholm with the O in the background.

 

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The burial at sea of a faithful old friend (the beer fridge).

 

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Out of the cabin and down the D Deck alley.

L-R:

Dave Coleman (maybe), ??, Conrad Volkner (with the sword), Mike Jack, Geoff Heap, Dai Thomas, ??, ??, Paul Robinson, Peter Gillespie, ??

 

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The Engineers' Honour Guard do a final salute.

L-R:
Conrad Volkner (with the sword), ??, Mike Jack, Dai Thomas, ??, ??, Paul Robinson, Peter Gillespie.


Sorry about the lack of memory maybe someone can fill in the blanks. 

 

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The Fridge off to Davey Jones' locker.

 

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Pirates Cruise - Nassau Bahamas.


The following are a few pic’s of a shore excursion on a mock pirate boat.

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The amount of planters punch I consumed makes memories vague however I think I got married (temporarily) to the girl in the yellow bikini. 

 

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I also remember I fell off the back of the boat into the sea, and I do remember having to be carried up the gangway of the Oriana to the cheers of the passengers on B Deck.


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Do a little dance………life vests at the ready.

 

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The happy couple.

 

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Outward bound BBQ pics on Oriana Deck in Southhampton.

L-R:

John Hammond, Alister McIntosh, John Thow.

 

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L-R:

Dirty Harry, Baby Doc, Jungle Jim Powell, ??.

 

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Vicki Marshall (pax wearing a wig) and Me.

 

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L-R

The Hand (Unknown), Vicki Marshall, John Hammond, ?? (Steiner Girl) and is that Steve B in the background far right?


I can say for certain that's not me Macca as I don't recognise the clothes, there is a likeness in the face though I have to agree.

 

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Pictures of Oriana passing through the Panama Canal.

 

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Lots of Mule tracks.
 

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Dave Oakes looking pensive?

 

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The follow couple of pictures of the Banana Boat Mail Drop off Niuafo’ou.

 

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I still have the letter I posted in Feb 1975. Part of the Narrative on the back of the letter; Niuafo’ou is one of the outlying islands of the Kingdom if Tonga, 400 miles from Tongatapu Island, on which Nuku’alofa the capital of Tonga is situated.

 

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Niuafo’ou is better known by its nickname “Tin Can Island” because there is no good anchorage, at one time the regular means of mail delivery was for the ships carpenter to seal the mail in 40-pound biscuit tins and throw them overboard to be towed ashore by waiting postmen. Hence the nickname “Tin Can Island”.

 

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Acapulco Bay – Engineers life boat excursion. A fine body of men.

L-R Back Row:

Mike Jack, Groucho, ??, ??, Dave Oakes, Dave Jewkes, Ginger Jon Milner, ?? and my good friend Les Diffey.

Front Seated:

Taffy, ??, I think this is Marty Elliot.


Again sorry about the lack of memory.

 

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Same group with Les being generous with the Slopps.

 

How good is it to see the old "Yellow Peril" :-)


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Dave Oakes Groucho and Mike Jack don’t know if we were actually listening to Groucho’s musical renditions.

 

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Dave Oakes posing.

 

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Some Random Group Pic’s starting with some good friends enjoying a day at the beach (Paradise Beach I Think ??).

Antigua for sure, I can't believe Speedy and I went to the beach in long pants.

L-R:

Alan Conlin (TT), Garry Stewart (Aussie Jock), John Speed (Speedy), Les Diffey, Steve B.

 

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Same day a little later.

L-R:

Steve B, Alan Conlin, John Speed, Les Diffey, Groucho, Garry Stewart.

 

You can see the movie that Kevin Timms took of this day at the beach here.

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Island Night on the Oriana, me & my very good friend John Thow front & center, a few bowed heads top left including my good friend Les, not sure why but it didn’t seem to effect Charlie. After Charlie is Glyn Dodson, John Speed, John Atkinson and Groucho. In front of Groucho is Mark Sawyer.

 

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Another Island Night group picture (too many names to mention).

 

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Oriana inaugural wardroom group pic, or was it still called the 1st class children’s playroom don’t know if that was ever sorted out. Too many names to remember but lots of familiar faces, all good friends.

 

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Just another laid back night on the Deck of the O.

L-R:

Pax, Alister Mac, Garry Stewart, Pax, Paddy Clair, Pax.

 

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A Day out at Disneyland, all the pretty ladies were passengers on a homeward bound trip. Then there’s Me and Gordon (R/O) messing up the picture.

 

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San Francisco – one of my favourite parts of the world. Above is China Town by day.

 

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Pic of the GGB as the O sails underneath.

 

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SF Red Garter scene of many wannabe P&O performers.

 

Wow, I don't think I ever saw the place in daylight :-)

 

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Pictures of Oraina.

 

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Random Pics. Les Diffey and Mac at the Oceania Rest, Honolulu.

 

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Groucho & Les Diffey at the same place.

 

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Alister, Victoria (I think) pax, and Les Diffey.

 

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John Thow and WAP’s doing the fling.

 

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JT Antigua Boat Trip.

 

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Shirley Golby and Roberta Pritchard on the same boat trip.

 

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Les Diffey with the O in the background on the same boat trip.

 
You can see the movie that I took of this boat trip here.

 

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Nicky Seymour and Mac relaxing by the pool.

 

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Nicky and Mac posing for a picture.

 

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Nicky – What are you doing?

 

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Mac and passengers having dinner on the Oriana - Dinner was always a fun time.

 

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Mac and Vicky Marshal (Homeward bound passenger). Vicky hailed from Adelaide SA and travelled to UK on the Oriana by herself, needless to say it didn’t take long for Vicky to increase her circle of friends.

 

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Captains Cocktail party, Mac and Pamela Taylor (Outward bound passenger). We became very good friends.

 

Although there are many special people that made my time at sea memorable from shipmates, crew and passengers, Pam Taylor and Vicky Marshal have a special place in my heart for two reasons, they are why I loved my time at sea and they are also the reason I left.

 
That's a great collection Macca and I think I can safely say that having you around made it all the more special for the rest of us. 

   

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