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All the names are listed alphabetically by first name.

 

J Davenport

J Fats

J Simister

J Ward

Jack Blades

Jack Cheetham

Jack Gawley

Jack Last (Deceased)

Jack Mole

Jack Ormiston (Deceased)

Jack Sadler

Jack Smythe

Jackie Bedford

Jackie Garrad (now Kimber)

Jackie O'Brien

Jacqui Danemann

Jacquie Bott

Jag Lewis

James Cusick

James Ditchfield

James Dunham (aka Marigold)

James Larkin

James McIntosh

James O'Byrne

James O'Sullivan (aka Jim)

James Stevens (aka Jady)

Jamie ? (Asst Head Waiter)

Jan Bacon

Jan Wyglendacz

Jane Chantry

Jane Griffiths (now Walters)(Deceased)

Jane Howard

Jane Hunt

Jane Kilminster

Jane Leetch

Jane Morgans (now Jore)

Jane Parsons

Jane Rawlings

Jane Sandy (now Knight)(Deceased)

Jane Telfer (aka JT or Wol) 

Jane Telford

Jane Woolley

Janet Goss

Janet Patrick (now Balcombe)

Janet Snedden

Janette ? (Steiner's)

Janette Saunders (now Reubin)

Janice ? (Nursing Sister)

Jason Humphreys

Jasper Sheedy

Jayne Hodge

Jayne Hunter (aka Geordie)

Jayne Suttle

Jayne Tanner (aka Elsie)

Jayne Wilson (now Simpson)

Jean Slade

Jean Tattersall

Jeannie Applegate (now Nemeth)

Jeannie's Memories include Arcadia, Island Princess, Pacific Princess, Royal Princess, Sun Princess. 

Jeff Bray

Jeff Connolly

Jeff Hill

Jeff Oxnard

Jeff Talbot

Jenny Gardener

Jenny Hill (now Anderson)

Jenny Iddles (aka Miss Super-Tan)

Jenny Lester

Jenny Pap

Jeremy Douglas

Jeremy Meyrick (Deceased)

Jerry Glen

Jerry Lyne

Jerry Rayner

Jerry Stangroom (aka Skippy)

Jerry Tweddle (aka Tweds or Two Eds)

Jess Muir

Jill Anderson (Children's Hostess)

Jill Brown

Jill Haythorhe (now Wood)

Jill Howard-Smith (now Barrie)

Jill Talbot

Jim Angles (aka Jangles)

Jim Barlow

Jim Bennett

Jim Brady

Jim's Memories include Canberra, Cathay, Orsova, Uganda.

Jim Burt

Jim Buy (Deceased)

Jim Cartwright

Jim Collinson

Jim Collis

Jim Craig

Jim Cutfield

Jim Ewan

Jim Gisborn (aka Gizzy)

Jim Lakin

Jim Powell (aka Jungle Jim)

Jim Rennard

Jim Ross

Jim Sullivan

Jim Taylor

Jim Walton

Jimmy Allen

Jimmy Dene

Jimmy Hill

Jimmy Plowman

Jimmy Screech

Jimmy Shaw (aka SAS)

Jo ?

Jo Helesfay

Jo Slatter (now Lindfield) (aka BBJ)

Joan Delanoy

Joan Keating

Joanna Evans Thomas

Jock ? (Mechanic)

Jock Doig

Jock LeFevre (Deceased)

Joe Ballam (Deceased)

Joe Bissig

Joe Clark

Joe Gilfillan

Joe Grubb (Deceased)

Joe Pratt

Joe Scaramuzza (aka Scary Joe)

Joe Stringer (Deceased)

Joe the Malt

Joey Higgins (Deceased)

John ?

John ?

John ? (Coxn)

John ? (aka Welsh Wizard)

John Adamson

John's Memories include Canberra, Uganda.

John Aylsworth

John Andrew

John Atkinson (aka Geordie John)

John Barclay

John Barker

John Barr

John Bates

John Betts

John Birchenough

John Blyth

John Bonham

John Boswell

John Bowen

John Cardenell

John Carr (aka Johnny Legs)

John Cawthrew

John Chester (Deceased)

John Clark

John Collins

John Coombs

John Cooney (aka JP or Paddy)

John Crichton (Deceased)

John Crossley

John Dearness

John Duplock (aka Inky)

John Eaton

John Elder

John Eldon

John Englefield (aka The Bopper)(Deceased)

John Evans

John Farmery (aka Farmer John)

John Fields (Deceased)

John Forde

John Francis

John Friendly

John Fullager

John Fyffe

John Gentry

John Cannon Gray  

John Gray (aka Snoopy)

John Greswold

John Gunner

John Hall

John Hammond

John Harlow

John Harris

John Hayne

John Herbert

John Heslop

John Hill

John Hillier

John Hobbs

John Howell

John Hughes (J2E)

John Hughes (Lecky)

John Hughes (Purser)

John Hunsley (aka Scun)

John Hunter (aka The Beer Hunter)

John Ibbotson

John James 

John Jameson

John King

John Kling (aka Colonel)

John Latham (Deceased)

John Leck

John Little

John Maccarthy

John Manley

John Marden

John Marshall

John May

John McCririck

John McGuinness

John McLeod

John McMullen

John McMurray

John McQuaid

John Messenger

John Middleton

John's Memories include Oronsay, Pretoria, Oriana.

John Morley

John Morrison

John Murray

John Murray

John Nell (aka Stretch)

John Newton

John Pace

John Palliser

John Pitten

John Pratt

John Raine

John Rea

John Rennie (aka Vicar)

John Ripley

John Roberts

John Rockell (aka Rocky)(Deceased)

John Russell (aka Nice John From Windsor)

John Russell

John Selwood

John Sherwood

John Slade (aka Slady)

John Smith

John Speed (aka Speedy)

John Stephenson

John Stevens

John Sullivan

John Sumner (aka The Duchess)(Deceased)

John Sykes

John Taylor (aka Fingers)

John Taylor (aka Legs)

John Thow (aka Mickle Millimetre)

John Toulmin

John Trembling

John Wacher (Deceased)

John Waldorf

John Walker (aka Dave)

John Walsh

John Warburton

John Ward

John Wilson

John Winterbone (aka Bones)

John Wood

John Wright

John Wynne

John Young (Deceased)

Jon Barwick (Deceased)

Jon Eaves

Jon Harvey

Jon Milner (aka Ginger Jon)

Jon Morgan

Jon Nuttall (aka Nutty)

Jon Tully

Jonathan Booth

Joni Leece

Jordan Macedo

Jose Dirks

Jose Mackenzie

Jose's Memories include Canberra, Oriana, Uganda.

Joy Casaru

Judy Smyth (Deceased)

Judy Woosnam

Jules Pressey

Julia ? (WAP)

Julia Hines

Julia Rymer

Julia Schariven

Julian Barwell

Julian Dawe

Julian Hughes (aka Jules)

Julian Hustwitt

Julie Dudley

Julie Hodge

 

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Jack Gawley

Courtesy of Richard Reubin

Jack Gawley and Gordon Chapman handle communications with the latest steam radio I think there is a Morse key in view!

 

There's more of Jack starting here.

 

Jack's email address is Jgawley@aol.com

 

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Jack Last (Deceased)

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Courtesy of David Huntley

David writes;

I found this photo of a very good old mate, Jack Last, who was the dispenser on the Oriana, can anyone remember him? 

  

Sadly, Dr Richard Reubin remembers that Jack passed away in around 2006 or 2007. You can read Jack's amazing epitaph from Richard here

  

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Jack Ormiston (Deceased)

Big Jack was a 3rd Engineer on Oriana when I was there. I was on his watch for a short time and we shared a few cold ones after work during that time. As was generally the case, 3rd Engineers didn't fraternise freely with Juniors and aspired to getting closer to the top brass but Jack was down to earth and an all-round good bloke. He'll be missed.    

  

Click here to go to Jack's departed section.

   

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James Ditchfield

 

 

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James writes;

I sailed on mv Victoria from 1996 to 2000. Some great memories although many are a little blurred.

 

James' email address is j.ditchfield@uwclub.net

 

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James Dunham (aka Marigold)

This is James with Jess Muir's wife Sue.

  

James worked for P&O/Princess from 1989 to 2003. He joined the Sky Princess as Junior Engineer when she entered service from Sitmar and then progressed to the Island Princess for motor time and then back to the Sky Tanic as 2nd Engineer. He met his wife Jenny, who was a croupier from Perth Western Australia, on the Sky and they were married in January 1994. He then moved onto the fabulous Pacific Princess where he sailed as 1st Engineer for 3 years. When she was sold he went to the Tahitian and Pacific Princesses then left the sea in 2003 to a job that was closer to home and to be with his children who were growing up far too rapidly. He is now working for Woodside on the rig FPSO Nganhurra located 40Km off Exmouth and still living in Perth.
  
James writes;
It is good to see some old faces. I sailed with Bill McCandless on the Sky and Pacific and Bill again on the Tahitian. 

  

There's more of James starting here.

  

James' email address is JAMES.DUNHAM@woodside.com.au

 

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James O'Byrne

Courtesy of Richard Reubin

 

Courtesy of Richard Reubin

Pictured is Chef James O'Byrne, and larder cooks John Dearness and Alan Gilbert. Good jolly people.

 

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James O'Sullivan (aka Jim)

James (Jim) O'Sullivan - Junior Engineer, first voyage on Arcadia II, taken in Fremantle, Arcadia II in background. Date early November 1954. 

 

James sailed with P&O from 1954 to 1959. Arcadia II Junior Eng Officer, 4th Eng Officer. Then ss Patonga as 3rd Eng Officer. He was married in Brisbane in 1959 then returned to Brisbane on the Bendigo.

 

This was taken in the boiler room on Arcadia II, 4th Eng Officer circa 1955.

 

There's more of James in 1954 and 1955 Arcadia Groups and some interesting information about his career and personal life in the new ss Patonga section and also the Patonga groups section.

 

James recalls;

At the termination of each voyage in Sydney, Arcadia ship's officers held a dance on board, this was quite an affair and all the officers contributed towards the cost. Sydney friends and acquaintances made during the voyage looked forward to receiving an invite.

 

I guess the above invitation led to this event in 1959 as the lovely lady in the photo is Miss Joan Corderoy!

 

James recalls;

Label from one of the many bottles consumed during our stay in Shanghai in 1958. If you suffered from constipation, then this was the cure of all cures, believe me.

 

Jim is now 77 years old and his email address is finbarr@lizzy.com.au

 

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James Stevens (aka Jady)

L-R:     

Brian Griffin, A very attractive WAP Theresa Conway, Gudrun Hansen (Entertainments), Willie Henry and Jady Stevens with an unknown punter.

 

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Hereís Jady with his good mates Bert McAughtrie, Willie Henry and Brian Griffin (aka Griff) who sent me this shot of the 4 of them taken at an evening BBQ in Scotland.

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Brian Griffin, Bert McAughtrie, Willie Henry, James Stevens

 

Thereís more photos of Jady here, here, here, here

 

Jadyís email address is James_Stevens@jabil.com

 

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Jayne Wilson (now Simpson)

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Here's Jayne on the bridge of Uganda having just arrived back to Southampton from the Falklands after 113 days at sea. The gentleman in the suit in the background is John Nott, the Minister for Defence at the time of the conflict, he is stood next to Commander Goff, the senior Naval officer aboard for the journey.

 

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This a fairly recent shot of Jayne taken aboard Artemis (formerly Royal Princess) in April 2007 when they visited for the day as guests of Zak Coombes, Executive Purser who's standing behind them. The photo was taken by husband Tony Simpson (ex 1st R/O).

 

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The family getting a personal Bridge tour.

 

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Daughter Eleanor ready to take command.

 

Jayne must have sailed on Oriana in the 70's because I remember her face well. Tony and Jayne can be seen together at the 25 year Falklands commemoration service, organised by SAMA82 (South Atlantic Medal Association 82) here.

 

Jayne's email address is tony@simpson-family.co.uk

 

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Jane Leetch

 

 

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Jane writes;

I worked with the slot machines on The Island & Pacific Princess. I think it was around 1982-1985. So much fun! Best time ever. I miss it.

 

Jane's email address is janemarietaylor@sbcglobal.net

 

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Jane Morgans (now Jore)

Jane was a WAP from 1976-1979 - She sailed on Canberra and Oriana and was delighted to see the photo of the Purser's bureau from 1976 when she first joined P&O in the Canberra Groups section.

 

Jane adds;

We all agreed in those days that it was one of the best bureau's (although what would we know, we'd all only just started!!!).

 

Jane is now living in Noumea, New Caledonia (married a Frenchman!). 

Jane adds;

Noumea is pretty far away from the 'real' world!! If anyone remembers me, I'd be delighted to hear from them. 

 

There's more of Jane starting here.

 

Jane's email address is janejore@mls.nc

 

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Jane Telfer (aka JT or Wol) 

Jane (left) was an Entertainments Officer and then Deputy Cruise Director on Canberra and Oriana between 1980 and 1990. She now lives in South Florida.  

 

There's more photos of Jane starting here.

 

Jane's email address is janetelfer@mac.com

 

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Jeannie Applegate (now Nemeth)


Jeannie writes;

My first cruise was on the Arcadia in 1970 as part of a dance team. I was then hired by Princess Cruises as a cruise hostess and entertainer/singer. It wasn't long after that that P&O bought Princess. I've sailed on the Sun Princess, Pacific Princess, Island Princess, Sea Princess, and Royal Princess. I worked as a cruise hostess, plus teamed up with Mario Clema as a singing playing duo. I left that position and became a cruise consultant on board.

 

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My husband, Elmer Nemeth, was the bass player singer with the Tony Austin Trio who started out on the Oriana, Canberra, Sun Princess and all the Princess ships. We met on the Island Princess in 1982 and were married in 1984. I retired from Princess as a cruise consultant in 1986 and the Tony Austin Trio hung it up around 1988.

 

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Elmer and Jeannie taken in 1985.

 

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Jeannie and Elmer now living in Sun City, Roseville, California and have a jazz quartet that we play in and manage. I also sing with a 16 piece big band. 

 

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Elmer just turned 80 and still plays and sings wonderfully and is healthy ... thank the lord!!!!

 

There's more of both Jeannie and Elmer in Jeannie's Memories.

 

Jeannie's email address is jeannie.nemeth@yahoo.com

 

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Jenny Hill (now Anderson)

Wow!

This angel is Jenny Hill and she was a WAP at sea and kindly sent in a great photo of a group of sexy girls doing the Can Can on Oriana in 1966 which can be seen here.

  

Jenny's email address is jennybob@talktalk.net

  

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Jeremy Douglas

 


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Jeremy writes;

I was a cadet on the Oriana for a few months in 1975 having transferred from P&O General Cargo Division. I'm now working with Eldred Clark, also ex Oriana, in London. Great site Ė wish I had taken some photos. 

 

Jeremy's email address is jeremy.douglas1@ntlworld.com

 

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Jess Muir

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Jess writes;

I came across this site by accident today and spent a very unproductive hour being pleasantly reminded of old friends and shipmates from Canberra and Sky Princess. I am a former 3EO on Sky Princess and Bunker Officer on Canberra sailing between 1984 and 1990. I got my nickname ďJessĒ on the Canberra on my first day on board as a Junior Engineer. I had a portable keyboard in my cabin that I always carried with me and I was playing away merrily when the cabin curtain swept back and Dougie Beveridge (4EO) burst in saying ďwell fuck me, itís Jess YatesĒ (organist on Stars on Sunday at the time). The name stuck and when I met my wife on the Sky Princess (passenger) I was introduced to her as Jess. My actual name is John but I havenít been called that for 18 years so I guess the nickname is permanent! Thanks Dougie Ė I guess it could have been a LOT worse.

 

The above photo was taken by Jess' now wife Sue on a "Ringbolt" cruise, a term I haven't heard before but it appears it means when you have a permanent visitor in your cabin for a cruise.

 

Jess and Sue.

Jess writes;

I was sailing as 3rd Engineer on Sky when Sue came on board in January 1990 with 2 friends and to to cut a long story short, at the end of the cruise she agreed to marry me. She came back to visit the ship in Philadelphia later that year and "ringbolted" up to New York. It was about the worst kept secret on the ship with even Skid (Ian) Mark the chief asking me with a wink if I'd heard from Sue (knowing full well she was in my cabin!). Later that year I had a falling out with Paul Carney 2EO and ended up quitting the ship in Montreal. Sue and I were married in Scotland at the end of the year and I moved back over here to the States. Ending up as Chief Engineer of Yale University's power plant. (15MW gas turbine plant, 7 boilers 350,000 pph steam and 23500Tons of steam driven chillers). Sue and I are still married, we have 2 kids, Heather (16) and Hunter (14) and live in a beautiful house on the beach in a village called Niantic here in Connecticut. 

 

There's more from Jess posted in the Sky Princess Groups section and a recent photo in a reunion photo with Malcolm Turner here.

 

Jess' contact details are robert.muir@yale.edu


Other contact details;

R J "Jess" Muir
Yale University
Sterling Power Plant
PO Box 208297
New Haven CT 06520-8297
 
Tel 203 785 7630
Fax 203 785 5578
Cell 203 410 1880


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Jim Angles (aka Jangles)

Courtesy of Paul Ridley

I don't know much about Jangles other than he was on Oriana. The fact that he's got the on-call means he was probably an Electrician but I'm not sure.

 

Courtesy of Paul Ridley

I love to see the old Allsopps and the effects of them :)

 

There's more photos of Jim in Paul Ridley's Memories section here.

 

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Jim Brady

Jim was an engineer with P&O and sailed on Cathay, Orsova, Uganda and Canberra between about 1969 to 1975 to my knowledge. 

 

Go to Jim's Memories for more of Jim and the people he sailed with.

 

Jim's email address is jim.brady@iolfree.ie

 

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Jim Gisborn (aka Gizzy)

 

 

Jim writes;

I sailed on a few P&O ships starting on Orcades '72, Oronsay '72-75, Pacific Princess '75-78, Sun Princess '78-81, then Oriana, Canberra, Royal Princess & Sea Princess till Malta 86 when I finished. I worked mostly in bars, but did a spell as ABR & BR on Orcades before going topside for the last few cruises. I would like to say what a brilliant weekend was had at the recent Canberra reunion, can't wait for the next!


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Jim's email address is james.gisborn@btinternet.com

 

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Jim Lakin

Jim went through the engineering ranks on Strathardle, Uganda, Canberra, Victoria, Oriana (new), Oronsay (very briefly), Island Princess, Pacific Princess and Ocean Village. (not in that order!). He's still at sea and is the Chief Engineer on the Ocean Village Two (ex Crown Princess).

 

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This was taken on the Island Princess after the Officer team was disqualified from the rowing race.

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?? Asst Chief Steward (Italian), Denis Tanner, Jim Lakin in black but the rest Jim can't remember. 

  

Harbo writes;

That's me on the extreme right. I look like I'm wearing tights (can't remember why - hello sailor!). I believe Italian (Asst Chief Steward) to be Sergio Lazzari. The Island Princess was anchored in English Bay, Vancouver during a one week strike by the crew who were about to have their contracts terminated. For some light entertainment, we decided to have a boat race, which the officers duly won, only to be disqualified by the "Old man", Mike Moulin who said "We should let the crew win to keep up morale" which is the reason he's just about to be thrown in the pool by myself and Denis Tanner. The Island Princess was the first ship to strike. After a week the Royal princess came into Vancouver and threatened to come out in support - end of strike! I can't remember the year, but they did eventually make all the crew redundant, with the offer of a new contract and I think a golden handshake.

 

There's more of Jim here.

 

Jim's email address is shakingjim@yahoo.co.uk

 

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Jim Powell (aka Jungle Jim)

This is how I remember Jim when we sailed together on Oriana back in the glory days of 1975/76. 


Jim adds;

We sailed together on Oriana way back in 1975 to 76. I was a Junior Engineer then. I stayed around and as you can see I made it to Chief.
 

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Here are a couple of pictures of me as Chief. The first is when I took the Royal Princess (now Artemis) down to the Antarctic, it was taken on the port bridge wing on 24th February 2004.
 

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The other is of me after having had water thrown over me during the "Village Fete" on board mv Ocean Village (ex Star Princess, ex Arcadia) during the Atlantic crossing 2009. The deal was here, that if the Chief got put into the stocks and had water and wet sponges thrown at him, then the Captain would have to get the same treatment. There was one difference though. The Captain's water had been "doctored" with a large quantity of ice!!! The Captain was Ian Hutley.
  
The guy in the foreground is the Hotel Director Ian Wynn-Smythe (aka Winnie) 

 

Jim also tells me he's meeting up with Bob Chambers and Glyn Dodson tonight (23rd Sep 09). So jealous, don't forget to send in the mandatory reunion photo!

  

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Jim writes;

Just to update my situation: I have now retired from P&O as of the 31st October 2009 in my 40th Year of employment with the company. The attached picture was taken at my retirement dinner and shows some of my family, Bob my brother-in-law, Barbara and my sister Hilary but the guy behind me is Patrick Foss-Smith who sailed with me on the Pando Cape, Arcadia and Oriana. He also worked on the Orsova. He is now running his own environmental engineering consultancy company. 

   

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This is my wife Barbara and my daughter Sylvia and of course me.

    

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January 24th 2001

Donnacha O'Driscoll (General Manager Technical Services, Carnival UK) writes;

We had the pleasure of celebrating with Jim Powell and family today in Southampton the fantastic achievement of 40 years service award and in addition a great catch up down memory lane post his recent retirement as chief engineer. Jim is enjoying retirement and has put up many miles on the new Jag with a selection of holidays as far afield as Italy. He has also asked me to pass on his best regards to all and is looking forward to meeting up with some past colleagues when he sails on his long service award cruise on Azura in the summer.

  

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Congratulations Jim.

    

There's more of Jim starting here.

   

Jim's email address is jbs.powell@virgin.net

   

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Jim Ross

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Jim writes;

I was relief cine-op onboard Arcadia (1978) where I worked with Dave Crewe (snr cine-op) and George Loxton, aka "George the thirst." The Cruise Director was John Ross, aka "Cleaseau". I then was 2nd cine-op onboard Oriana with Tom Bailey from Nov 1978 until July 1979. The Cruise Director was Hugh Spillsbury. In August 1979 I joined Canberra and sailed with Ron (can't remember his last name) who was previously snr cine-op on Oriana. Trevor Faller later joined Canberra as 2nd cine-op where he took my place.
 

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In October 79 I joined Pacific Princess at Suva as relief, then joined Island  Princess in November the same year where I remained until June 1980 before migrating to Australia. In July 1983 I rejoined Pacific Princess at San Francisco where I remained as Snr Cine Op. I walked down the gangway for the last time in 1984. So all in all I sailed with 5 ships under Captains Clark, Chester, Jackson, Wacher, Wooley, Gibb, etc.
 

I've finally got one movie film transferred to DVD. I had to divide the film into two parts for Youtube and the links are below. They are of Pacific and Island Princess 1979 to 1980. Some of the ports on the first part were from PP's South Pacific Cruise and include, Pago, Bora Bora, Moorea, Papeete and Tahiti. Other places are easily identifiable. I can identify one girl from part 2, the PRS with curly hair - she's Lynn. As far as I know she and an Italian Maitre'd became an item. Also on the film are the Love Boat TV crew. They were filming "Marriage Athon" and guest stars included Peter Graves, Ron Howard, Debbie Reynolds, Maren Jennsen, and Pernel Roberts, to name a few.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fP1V3CwgW20

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JizvPaRVY8

 

More of Jim's movies are now on YouTube;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiNsIuJAO-k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wZnX_BqCpI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ5gSLT0fNI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_LiwmVTYI4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uyh7uRjVG-s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1N73DjM4Kc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L9F-cc-_Uo

 

Jim's email address is jim1307@ntlworld.com

 

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Jim Taylor

Courtesy of Keith Radford

That's Jim showing off his strength by hoisting Keith Radford in the air during a cabin session with a few punters by the looks.

 

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Jim Walton

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Courtesy of Geoff Kimber

I don't know much about Jim yet other than he was on Uganda and was a great mate of Oakey's. Jim's sent in some great Uganda group shots that I've posted in that section here

 

Dave Oakes has kindly given me some background info about Jim;

Jim's an old friend of mine and one of the few I've managed to keep in touch with. I met him originally on the Uganda and we were in the Falklands together (I must hunt out some of those photies one day), we also sailed on the Canberra together. We actually didn't get on at first (too much alike I think) but we soon became great mates and he's been out to see me a couple of times, once also when I lived in Spain, which is more than I can say for the rest of you buggers. (If only we'd known where you were Davey Boy). I've asked Jim to name the guys in the group photies as his memory must be better than mine. Just in case you don't know which is Jim, he's on the right. A great guy and I had some brilliant times with him (most of which I can't recall due to severe alcohol induced memory loss). 

 

Here's a recent photo of Jim, he tells me the naval jacket is for a fancy dress this Xmas.

 

There's more of Jim starting here.

 

Jim's email address is jimmywaltonuk@yahoo.co.uk

 

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Jo Slatter (now Lindfield) (BBJ) 

Jo joined Nevasa in July 74, her first ship, as Asmat and left when she went to the razor blade factory after the Christmas cruise. 

Jo writes;

The sight of the paying off pennant brought back memories, I spent hours in a little room just round from the duty room, sewing it all together, I remember raiding the flag locker on the bridge so often that I'm not sure if I left them any to fly!!! I must admit I didn't realise at the time the significance of the pennant. I was made redundant after Nevasa, for all of a couple of weeks, before going to Uganda. When the office phoned to offer me my old job back I remember my Mum giving him a real hard time, I'm surprised he actually let me rejoin and didn't put the phone down on her and ring up someone else! After about 5 years on Uganda I went off to the big ships, did a couple of months on the Big O and then to Canberra for a couple of years where I met Neil, then we went Aussie cruising on Sea Princess till I left in 84.  

 

Shoreside, Jo worked for WMT Marine writing and publishing operating manuals for ships. Ken Miller, Graeme Hayes and Ken Ellis all worked at the same place. She left WMT at the end of last summer (got to the magic age when the state started to pay her to stay at home!!!!)  

 

There's more photos of Jo starting here.

 

Jo's email address is joanna.lindfield@me.com

 

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Jock Doig

Jock was a nice lad. I sailed with him on Nevasa in my early days but I believe his career was short lived after the Nevasa scrap run saga. I hope all went well for him after heíd left and hope to get in touch with him again one day.

 

This was Jock on the right and Dennis Morris on the left. The girl is Jen, my wife of 40 years. This was taken in Ceuta, North Africa and was her last night on board Nevasa on the cruise that weíd met on. Iíd left the day before to go on leave back to the UK for Christmas 1974.


There's more of Jock here.

 

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Jock LeFevre

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Courtesy of Richard Reubin

Captain Jock LeFevre in Glacier Bay onboard Island Princess, 11 June 1977. Also pictured is Franco Mattu, Pianist and leader of the band "Sardinians".

 

There's another picture of Jock here and here.

 

Sadly I've been informed by Terry Bartholomew after a recent conversation he had with Irene Dobson (nee Birchby), an ex social hostess that Jock has passed away. I have no details at this stage but Jock has been added to Seadogs Departed

 

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Joe Ballam (Deceased)

This is Joe with his gorgeous wife Cathy taken on the Chusan in December 1968.

 

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This group was also taken on Chusan in 1968 and thatís Roger Murdin on the far right with Joe next to him. Thatís Cathyís sister Sandra in front of Joe.

 

Above is a recent shot of Cathy & Joe. Itís great to see couples going the distance. 

 

Thereís more photos of Joe here, here and here.

 

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Joe Clark

Joe writes;

I first went to sea in 1947 as a passenger to Australia in "Orion". I was 9 years old. We returned to the UK in Orion again at the end of Father's five year contract. I was then 14 and after 2 more years at school I joined the Orient Line as a Cadet Purser. They sent me to Orion, they must have had a sense of humour. I left in 1962 as Deputy Purser of Orontes, in fact I was the Purser on the way down to the breakers, acting unpaid of course! 

 

This is Joe now. He has a brilliant online business which will no doubt be of interest to you all ... DVD's and VHS Film of Passenger ships of the 1950's & 60's. Click on the banner below to check it out.    

 

 

Joe has kindly sent me copies or 2 of his DVDs, "Sailing East" and "Crossing The Oceans" and I've just spent the last 2 hours enthralled with the footage which evoked wonderful emotional memories of my, all too short, sea career.

 

There's a great photo of Joe and his wife Queenie taken in the Tourist Class Pursers Office on Orcades in 1961 here

 

Joe's email address is joe@djclark.com

 

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Joe Gilfillan

Now we all know that music is the best unlocker of oneís memory and when you hear a song the memories of the time, mood, people and even smells of what we were doing when we first heard that song come flooding back and so many brilliant songs take me straight back to the Ocean Bar because of the great job that Joe Gilfillan did spinning those fabulous songs of the seventies. I havenít got any photos of what he looked like back then but this is what he looks like now.

 

I always fancied myself as a DJ and Iím pretty good at choosing the right music for the mood but crap at the banter so I stuck to engineering but I guess itís why I admired Joe so much during those magic nights in the O Bar and why I wanted to track him down. He told me he didnít think anyone would remember him. Heís still in the entertainment industry, mostly radio but some TV and is very well known in Auckland.

 

You can hear Joe in an entire episode of Oriana's Sunset Sounds here.

 

Joeís email address is cosmo@clear.net.nz (bounces as invalid)

 

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John Adamson

Courtesy of Don Cole

John was a 3rd Eng and thatís him on the far left. The photo was taken on Uganda in 1979. Sitting next to John is Bob Brunnie then Mr Crump (3rd Officer) then Derek Nevatte.

  

John writes;

I was an engineer on Uganda, Canberra and Island Princess in the 70's and 80's. I've just found the website after I Googled Canberra to find out what had happened to her. I went ashore in 1988 and moved to the US where I've lived for the last 22 years.

  

Thereís more photos of John here, and in John's Memories here.

  

John's email address is adamson@ucar.edu

  

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John Russell (aka Nice John From Windsor)

 

Nice John from Windsor was certainly true to his name. Thatís Nice John licking Heatherís bum. Incorrigible man! The last time I saw him was when he turned up at my house in Hibaldstow, Lincolnshire about a year after Iíd left the sea. He wasnít actually looking for me but for Speedy who lived next door. It was great to see him but it would have been nicer if itíd been under more pleasant circumstances. Nice John will know what I mean by that. I hope to hear from him one day.

 

Thereís more photos of John here, here, here,

 

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John Atkinson (aka Geordie John)

Geordie John was a laugh a minute and fortunately his Geordie accent was not quite as broad as Dirty Harry and we could understand nearly 5 words in every 10. Geordie lives in the NSW highlands at Bowra with Gill his wife. He runs a small business called Purina, designing and making hospital grade water purification systems which are installed up and down the East Coast. Heís also supplied some of his systems to Perth Hospitals.

 

Thatís Geordie standing second from the left.

 

Mark Sawyer remembers this incident about Geordie;

Always was a gadgets man Geordie, he was living in the cabin behind mine on the Big O Cabin 105, it was a converted ex Engineers laundry, right next to the Engineers Mess, and he was pissed off with the huge volume of air delivered from the punker louvres because they were still the original ones and in turn delivered the copious quantities of air flow that you would expect for a Laundry !

 

So, Geordie in his wisdom dropped both punker louvers down and made a baffle plate to reduce the air flow, what he didn't bargain for was Tony M was having guests up for drinks and all of a sudden the entire air flow dropped off in the Engineers accommodation.

 

The chief immediately phoned Peter Robertshaw (1st VO) who set about trying to find out why it had stopped. After tracking the air flow back to the accommodation he then tracked it back to Geordies cabin where he stood outside the door only to have his mess white boilersuit legs flap like a flag in the breeze from the air being forced out of Geordies cabin door louvres! He tried to open the door but couldn't because the cabin was now pressurised by the mass of air being pumped into it, when Geordie eventually put the baffle plates in and dropped the air pressure in his cabin Robertshaw went ape shit at him!

 

Above is Geordie on the left with Mark Sawyer. You had to be there :)

 

Courtesy of Dave Whitehand

Above, on the left, is Geordie in a more serious mood but regardless of the circumstances Dave Whitehand always saw the funny side.

 

Thereís more photos of Geordie starting here,

 

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John Barclay

John was on Nevasa when I first joined in 1974. I didnít really get to know him very well mainly because we were never on the same watch but generally he was a very friendly guy and good fun to be around. I think the girl in the photo above was a nurse but Iím not sure.

 

Thatís John at the bottom of the photo above. We had some brilliant theme parties on Nevasa, I think it was a small ship thing when you really had to entertain yourself. Oriana & Canberra were so different. Iím pleased I experienced both.

 

Somebody must have a funny anecdote about him. Dave Harbinson is still close friends with John I believe maybe I can squeeze something out of him.

 

Hereís a very young looking JB in Ugandaís Wardroom. Heís the one on the right. Whoís the other two guyís John?

 

Thereís more photos of John here, here

 

Johnís email address is john@splashdownpoole.co.uk

 

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John Blyth

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Courtesy of Roger Lownsborough

John Blyth 1st RO, seen here servicing Canberra's 10cm radar scanner 


There's more of John starting here.

 

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John Cawthrew

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Courtesy of Mike Maskell

John was a Junior Electrical Officer on the Chusan in 1968. Mike Maskell believes the guy on the left was the Chief Electrical Officer, Dick someone. Does anyone know his surname?

 

There's another photo of John here,

 

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John Clark

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John sailed on the Illyric (Shaw Savill Line) in 1960. We certainly had better looking passengers on P&O :)

 

I hope to find out some more about John soon. 

 

John's email address is john.h.clark@btinternet.com

 

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John Cooney (aka JP or Paddy)

John Patrick Cooney, Paddy and I were apprentices together at the Scunthorpe Steelworks and we joined up about the same time but sadly our paths never crossed again and still to this day and I've never found anyone who remembered him or seen evidence of him ever being at sea.


There's more of Paddy (possibly) starting here.

 

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John Duplock (aka Inky)

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John was 20 years as Printer with P&O, mostly on Iberia and Oriana with one trip each on Orsova and Himalaya.

 

John writes;

I have included a photo of me from around 1960, maybe this will prompt a few memories for long lost mates. I am already in touch with 14 seadogs that I sailed with and visit them all around England, Scotland and Ireland. Several have also visited me. I especially enjoyed the Oriana reunion, where I made some new friends, particularly Neil Sutherland and his family.
 

You can see John at the Oriana reunion here.

 

John's email address is deejon10@hotmail.co.uk

 

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John Elder

John joined Oriana in 1977, moved to Sea Princess till 1982. Finished as 2nd EL/O.

 

 

There's quite a few photos of John in Gary's Memories and Neil's Memories.

 

John's email address is elde@bigpond.com

 

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John Englefield (The Bopper) (Deceased)

Courtesy of Rod Sharpe

Big John Englefield is here doing some serious ear bashing. Jill Roberts (centre) told Rod Sharpe that John was explaining how a high lift safety valve worked. The cute girl on the left looks like sheís just been asked if sheís wearing any knickers or something else just as shocking :)

 

Courtesy of Mike Jack

Mike Jack sent this photo taken at his place in New Plymouth when the Bopper and his wife Pippa visited them early in 2006.

 

John was on Orsova, Oronsay, Canberra and Oriana.

 

There's more of the Bopper starting here.

 

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John Forde

This is the only shot I have of John that I cut from a group shot that he sent me. I know he served on Canberra for a couple of years 1975/76 as a Junior and Junior 2nd Lecky.

 

Originally from York but has been in Perth since 1982 and since then heís worked in the mines up north for Hamersley Iron, built Submarines in Adelaide for the Navy and now heís back here in Perth. Heís still connected with the Submarines and he enjoys his job.

 

Heís a single parent living with two children at home still.

 

Thereís more photos of John here

 

Johnís email address is John.Forde@asc.com.au

 

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John Francis

 


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John sailed on Oriana as AEO for a couple of years around 1980, he had a great 21st party apparently!

 

John writes;
The pictures on this site brought back some great memories, too bad we can't be Peter Pan eh? Does anybody know what happened to Bullit, the Bear, Blaster, Ginger, Gazza from Sunderland and the rest of the gang? 

 

John's email address is jpfrancis@charitywork.fsnet.co.uk

 

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John Gentry

All I can tell you about John at the moment is that he was an Assistant Purser on Uganda in 1976/77.

 

The above picture was cut from this one in Celia's Memories.

 

John's email address is john@boydhrconsulting.co.uk

 

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John Cannon Gray

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Courtesy of Peter Pallas

L-R:      

Adam Barnhill, Lauraine Mulberry (WAP), John Gray, Louise Roper-Piesse (NS), Alf Pimblett (Master at Arms), Gerry Sue Eason (later Pallas), Peter Pallas (Deceased).

 

Peter Pallas writes;

John Gray was the V.O. on Sun Princess, he was engaged to a Nursing Sister on either Pacific or Island Princess. Unfortunately, I don't remember her name. Both ships were scheduled to be in Los Angeles on the same day. Through the agent, they made arrangements to be married by a Judge in the Long Beach City Courthouse. This picture was taken just before we left for the Courthouse. We had to wait a while at the courthouse while the Judge sentenced some guy to 3 to 5 years for Grand Theft Auto, then he married them. We returned to the ship for a reception, then the ships sailed at 1700 hrs. I believe this was probably late 1973 or early 1974.

  

Terry Bartholomew adds;

The bloke is a master at arms, Alf Pimblett who was so intent on his job that rumour has it that he reported himself for drinking on duty.

  

John Cannon Gray adds;

Under John (Snoopy) Gray there's a photograph of a group leaving a wedding ceremony. This was my wedding not Snoopy, the other photographs are of John (snoops). In the wedding photograph from L-R are Adam Barnhill (1st Elect), Lauraine Mulberry (SWAP), John C Gray (VO), Louise Roper-Piesse (Nursing Sister now Gray), Alf Pimblett (Quarter Master), Gerry who married Peter Pallas several months after this was taken and Peter Pallas. We had the reception on board the Sun Princess Louiseís relief did not arrive and she had to sail on her ship the Island Princess that evening. We have a large selection of photoís of our wedding which may be of interest I shall load them on your site in the near future. A very boozy gathering of two ships. This was thirty six years ago this year which seems incredible how quickly time goes by. It may interest Seadogs to know that there is a society called The Battie Wallahs Society which was formed by P&O Electrical Officers in 1860 and meets at the National Liberal Club in Whitehall Place on the first Thursday of every month for Lunch. There are not many ex P&O people members. I am at present vice president and if anyone would like details please contact me. Finally does any one know the contact address of Eddie Davies who was Boiler Maker when we were on Iberia and Canberra and James Taylor (Sweet Baby James) we sailed on Iberia, Orsova and Oronsay the last I saw of them they had both settled in Australia.

   

John's email address is j.cannongray@btinternet.com

  

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John Gunner

Courtesy of Don Cole

John is the one sitting on the far left and Iím told by Don Cole that heís now the Vice President Engineering of Princess Cruises. Weíre not sure who the other two are although the one on the right might be called Derek something.

 

Courtesy of Don Cole

Another one of John being spoon fed ice cream in Venice by one of the ships Barclay's Bank staff called Bronwyn ?.

 

Thereís more photos of John here, here

 

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John Hammond

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Johnís another I know nothing much about. I do remember I thought he was pretty cool, tall and handsome and I had a great deal of respect for him but we hardly ever got on the piss together. Thatís John sitting in the front row on the far right. Does anyone have any better photos or know anything about what heís doing now? 

 

John gets a mention in a recording of Oriana's Sunset Sounds here.

 

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John Heslop

John joined P&O back in January 1966 and retired as CTO in August 2003 due to ill health. He started on Chitral for nearly 2 years, then many years on the old Arcadia (AEO to Snr. 2EO) followed by brief spells on Orcades & Orsova, Then motor time on the Pacific Princess, just as it was taken over from Flagship Cruises. After obtaining motor ticket, Arcadia again then Pacific Princess, then onto Sun Princess (ex Spirit of London). Promoted to CEO while on the Sun Princess he then alternated between Pacific Princess and Island Princess for most of the rest of his time at sea except for a short while on the Royal Princess and Audits.
 

Johnís currently in the North East of England while the rest of his family is in the USA which must be very difficult. We all wish you well John and hope youíre soon able to be back with your family and we look forward to getting some of your many photos then.

 

Meanwhile, thanks to Brian Griffin, who met John at the recent Princess Reunion at the Hyatt Hotel in Birmingham Iím able to post this little gem. Good to see thereís still plenty of life in the old dog.

 

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Courtesy of Brian Griffin

L-R:     

Helen Davies (Entertainments), Joy Casaru (Social Hostess) below Helen, John, Amanda Burton (Social Hostess).

 

One minute past midnight in a hotel room with three gorgeous girls, thatís some wheel-in John :)


There's more of John starting here.

 

Johnís email address is IVJohnD@aol.com

 

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John Kling (aka Colonel)

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Now there's a face I remember so well but I had no idea of John's movie making skills. The photo was taken in 1974.

 

John recalls;

I was on Oriana from Sept 71 to 75 as 3rd Cook, Waiter, PRS and Assistant Barman then on Pacific Princess and Sun Princess until leaving in 1980. While on Oriana I was well known for making movies for the crew. I soon became known as 'The Colonel'. I starting using Super 8 then 16mm which could be shown in the passenger cinema. Later, on board Sun Princess, I created 'Channel 4 News' which was a weekly news show which we used the closed circuit TV system (new for the era). I have all the tapes and plan to transfer them to DVD. I expect a lot of old crewmembers would be interested to see this footage someday, especially 'This is Your Life' with Capt John Young. Photos of this event have now been added here.

 

Here's a rare picture of John doing the news with the Sports Anchor (wife Cindy) on the Channel 4 News on Sun Princess. Clicking on 'News' will take you to the very first episode. 

 

Not sure who the girls are but I have to say that the Colonel is sitting in an enviable position.

 

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Not sure who these people are other than the Colonel who's 2nd from the left. The only girl in the photo is rather cute.

 

The Colonel hard at work with some very hi tech equipment for it's day.

 

Does this man ever relax :)

 

This is the Colonel's son David with Capt Stan Jameson.

 

Colonel tells me he loved that 16mm camera but sadly he had it stolen. I hope the thief got his just deserts of bad Karma.

 

All John's movie footage can be seen on YouTube

   

There's more of John starting here.


John's email address is john.kling@gmail.com

   

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John McGuinness

 


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John sailed on Oriana between 1981-1985 but I don't know as what. He now lives in Sydney.

 

John's email address is jmcguinness@sydneypilotservice.com.au

 

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John Middleton

 

John was a 1st class waiter on Oronsay, R.M.S. Pretoria and Oriana. He was on Oriana's sea trials and her maiden voyage but went ashore in 1961 to spend more time with his wife who he'd married in 1957 and they're still together to this day. He worked a factory job for 3 years but wasn't happy so he got a  job as a restaurant car waiter on British Rail and he really "took to it" (his words) and stayed with it for 33 years.


John writes:

I wonder how many of us are left, I sailed on the maiden voyage of the Oriana in 1960. I joined at Barrow on October 24th, did the trials, a shakeup cruise to Lisbon, then the real thing on Dec 3rd, I paid off at Southampton in March 1961. I was a 1st Class waiter on the staff captainís table (Wuffwuff), I sometimes wondered whether we would ever get home, and now it's 54 years ago.

 

There's more photos and information about John and others taken on Oronsay, Pretoria and Oriana in John's Memories.

 

John's email address is johncharlesmiddleton@blueyonder.co.uk

 

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Jon Milner (aka Ginger Jon)

Ginger was a good bloke and got on well with everybody. He worked hard and played hard like the rest of us. Above is another glorious cabin drinks bonding session which, as you can see, has only just begun looking at the low number of yellow peril dead boys laying around. Thatís Ginger at the back with the massive mop of ginger hair. I canít remember the guyís name whoís attempting to suck his nipple or the guy stacking the cans but thatís another great shot of my hero Dave Oakes, none can surpass the antics that guy got up to at sea.

 

Above is a shot of Ginger after Iíd left with a fine ginger beard to match the hair. Good job Ginger.

L-R

Front:    

??, Glyn Dodson, Dave George, Mick Everson.

Back:    

Charlie Oxley, Jon Milner (aka Ginger Jon), Peter Gillespie (aka Goldfish).


Thereís more photos of Jon starting here

 

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John Murray

 


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John joined Nevasa and Uganda as a Relief Visual Aids Technician in 1968 and joined Nevasa permanently at the end of 1968 and stayed with her until 1971, about 60 or so cruises, maybe more. He loved it loads and he believes it was the best ship ever. 

 

I thought that John until I fell in love with the Big O.

 

John's email address is sirjohnthepark@aol.com

 

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John Pace

Courtesy of John Elder

All I can tell you about John is that he was on the Sea Princess.

 

Courtesy of John Elder

 

There's more photos of John in Neil's Memories here.

 

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John Palliser


John writes;

I joined P&O Lines after leaving HMS Conway in 1968. Initially as navigation cadet on the Pando Point (Wahroonga) and the Strathardle. In 1971-73 I was junior officer on the Oronsay and 73-74 on the Arcadia. While cruising to Alaska on the Arcadia I fell in love with the west coast of Canada and joined the Canadian Coast Guard in late 74. After a full career working with the Coast Guard on Buoy tenders, patrol vessels, Officer in Charge of a Hovercraft Base and the Rescue Coordination Centre in Victoria I recently retired as the Superintendent, Canadian Coast Guard - Pacific region.


The above photo was cut from an Arcadia group photo of the Arcadia Bridge Officers of 1973-74 sent in by John which can be seen here.

John's email address is palliser@hotmail.com


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John Pitten

Brian Milton & Griffydd Richards & John Pitten.

 

Brian Milton & John Pitten, St. David's Day, Noumea.

 

Chusan.

 

Orsova.

 

Chusan - Farmer, Joe Ballam ...Ralf Brookes ... 

 

Chusan - Ken Riley...Rick O'Shea, John Pitten... front right is Billy Morgan (boiler maker).

 

Chusan main engine controls 1967.

 

Chusan switchboard 67. 

 

Colin Wright, Ken Riley, Nigel Taylor & John Selwood Chusan 67. 

 

crossing the line on Iberia. 

 

John Pitten & George ? in Iberia boiler room.

 

Orsova Pago Pago 1971.

 

Peter Fitzgerald Chusan 68.

 

There's more photos of John here

 

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John Rennie (aka Vicar)

John was an engineer on Sea Princess and currently he's the Maintenance Supervisor on the FPSO Modec Venture 11.

 

The FPSO MODEC Venture 11 is installed in 156 m water depth located approximately 150 km north of Dampier on the north west coast of Australia and is capable of processing 100,000 barrels of oil per day and having a storage capacity of 930,000 barrels. The FPSO was converted from an existing double-hull Suez-max tanker that meets very strict Australian environmental regulatory requirements. When a cyclone approaches, the FPSO can disconnected from the turret and evacuate to a safe place. When the FPSO returns to the field, the FPSO and the turret will be reconnected.

 

There's more of John starting here.

 

John's email address is healey3000mk3@hotmail.com

 

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John Rockell (aka Rocky)(Deceased)

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Courtesy of John Rockell

Rocky joined P&O in the early 70ís after being a Cadet with the New Zealand Shipping company. After short spells on Uganda and the old Arcadia he sailed on our beloved Oriana. Unfortunately he was only on her for a couple of months in 1973 otherwise we may have actually met but he still has some very vivid memories of her. This picture was taken in Fiji in 1975 at a BBQ at the home of Ian Macleod (ex Canberra Engineer).

L-R:   

Tony Cotton, Mick Campion, Rocky, Jimmy Plowman, Richard Buckley, Willy Carr, Dai Young, Terry Luigi, Danny Lloyd.

 

Thatís to the best of Rockyís memory but heís willing to be proven wrong.

 

Thereís more photos of Mick Campion here,

 

Rocky took early retirement from P&O last year at the ripe old age of 55. His last job was Chief Technical Officer on the new Oriana. He now lives with his wife and son in Fort Lauderdale where they now run a small guest house. Good luck with that John, Iíd love to visit Fort Lauderdale again one day, I have very fond memories of sailing in and out of the heads with all the flashing lights etc.

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Courtesy of John Rockell

This shot was taken on the Bogey (the affectionate name given to the Canberra)

L-R:    

My old mate Groucho, ??, Dave Barraclough (aka Barras), Jim Powell (aka Jungle Jim), Dave Preece, Taffy Williams, Ian Mark, and Martin (Chopper) Harris.

 

Rocky tells me that ex P&O officers are now in the top two positions on the Queen Mary 2, Cunardís flagship. The last he heard Dave Montieth was chief and Bernie Warner was captain. Good on Ďem, way to go!

 

This is Rocky taken on the Bridge of the Carnival Fascination as he was showing around some high school kids. 

  

This is Melody Rockell and Luke Ayrton-Davies RM on their recent Wedding Day.

    

Here's the proud Father and I presume Kira the proud Mother both looking extremely well and happy. 

  

News Update;

Last year John was diagnosed with Mesothelioma. He underwent some rather invasive surgery and Chemo Therapy and I'm happy to say he's making good progress with his recovery. He wishes to point out that he's not making this public for any other reason than to make others aware and that early diagnosis is paramount and he'll be happy to give any information or advise to anyone with similar concerns. He can be contacted on the address below. Send him an email anyway just to wish him well with his fight.

  

Sadly, Rocky passed away on the 1st May 2013, there's more information in his departed section here along with a very moving letter from his wife Kira and his three children.

   

There's more of Rocky starting here.

    

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John Speed (aka Speedy)

Speedy in St Thomas

My first day on Oriana was the start of a two week dry dock in Southampton and at 10:00AM that first morning we went up to the Stern Gallery for smoko and I grabbed a tea and sat next to Speedy. That was the start of a very close relationship with one of the best guyís Iíve ever met. What followed was a run of coincidences that even now I find hard to believe. We found we grew up just 8 miles apart, we were in the next cabin to each other, Iíd already met an Australian girl on Nevasa and Speedy met and fell in love with her friend on Oriana. The two girlís mothers are life long friends. I left the sea and married Jen and we found a beautiful old terraced cottage (1 of 4) in a quaint little village in Lincolnshire and wait for it, out of all the villages in the UK, Speedy & Gaye moved in next door. We had a great year in the one and only pub in the village and toured Scotland together in tents one Summer then we both moved to Perth. Thatís where it all ended other than we had 2 daughters each that went to the same Private School together. I live in the northern suburbs and Speedy lives in the southern suburbs and weíve only seen each other a handful of times over the last 30 years.

 

I took this shot of Speedy at 04:10 in the morning after the 12-4 watch in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Itís a scary feeling walking outside in the wee small hours and see the Sun still shining.

 

Here he is with Taffy Williams in 1976

 

Hereís the Big O in the Caribbean somewhere.

L-R:     

Les Diffey, Speedy, Mark Sawyer (aka The Bean), Geoff Heap (aka Groucho) and Alan Conlin (aka TT).

 

This was taken in Venezuela I think.

From the top is Groucho, Speedy & Alan Conlin.

 

Weíve had a lot of good times together Speedy & I and it saddens me that life sometimes takes people in different directions. Heís a very special guy and he married a very special girl.

 

Here they are still very happy together at our 2003 reunion dinner.

 

Thereís more photos of John starting here.

 

Speedyís email address is johnaspeed@hotmail.com

 

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John Taylor (aka Legs)

John joined P&O in 1980 as a VO. His first ship was Canberra and he stayed with her until after the Falklands, then he had a brief spell on the Oriana, Sea Princess & Pacific Princess before leaving in 1989.

 

 

There's more of John starting here.
 

John's email address is johntyl@blueyonder.co.uk

 

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John Thow (aka Mickle Millimetre)

 

John was one of those guys you just couldnít help but respect. His attitude, behaviour, knowledge and general demeanour demanded it. This is the best shot Iíve got of John on the left standing shoulder to shoulder with his good mate Super Mac.

 

Above is John standing on the left of the tree with me just in front of him and thatís Dave George hanging onto the pole we were trying to knock Coconuts down with. In the end JT shimmed up the tree like a true native and we all ate fresh Coconut that day.

 

There were rumours that John was very sick but Iím happy to confirm that heís alive and well, living in Falkirk, and reports heís still casting a fly, playing a round of golf under 90 and sending down 4 bowls right on the jack. He is of course retired (at 50 would you believe) I knew I should have stayed at sea.

 

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Courtesy of Keith Radford

Thatís a very young JT on the right with Doug Cruikshank (aka Crankshaft) on the left taken on Oronsayís plates.

 

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Courtesy of Chris Benham

Here's JT making a minute adjustment to Oronsay's Ahead Throttle on the Port Turbine Set in order to maintain a speed of 120 revs Full Ahead.

 

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Courtesy of Chris Benham

Above is JT doing his impression of John "The Bopper" Englefield.

 

John has kindly sent this information about his life post sea.

I left the sea in March 1981 and took up a position as Shift Charge Engineer at the Power Station on the Island of Jersey where through marriage to Shirley I bought a house after selling my bachelor pad in Scotland. That lasted another 7 years till the matrimonial wheels fell off. The laws in Jersey allowed me to keep my status as being able to buy another house which I did and elevated my buying powers. Good move. A couple of years later I re-married and my wife and I produced John and James of whom Iím very proud and very close to. That lasted another 7 years and after a very bad illness (not close to death but was shitting myself about the future for my family) I decided to make a change and on my 50th birthday I sold up in Jersey and brought my family back to Scotland in 1998, set up for life.

 

Iíve really enjoyed my career, from Shift Charge Engineer, then promoted to Ops Manager, then Deputy Superintendent of the Station, then after restructuring I became Engineering Manager, a great job flying around UK and having major roles including negotiating with London and Paris. I had to buy the heavy fuel oil for the Island of Jersey from Esso/Shell and I also had to buy electricity from EDF (Electricite de France) as we had a 50MW undersea cable link with France. That was really interesting because the frogs would only speak French via the daily phone calls so I was taught French in order to conduct these calls, so Iím now fluent in French, my favourite word is Merde!!!! (it means shit Ö save you all looking it up as I just did)

 

The power station operated 30 MWs Deisel (Sulzer & Mirrlees) 135MWs Steam Turbines,  50MWs Gas Turbines which I loved  50MWs Undersea cable link with France. We could shut down plant in Jersey if the Frogs gave us a good price per unit for importation from the cable, conversely, if the frogs were having a red rag week we could fire up our plant depending on what was the most economical way to provide to our customers. I was responsible for the decisions and it was a super time, it suited my humour to phone the Frogs and negotiate on a Friday night for the best deal for the w/e prices as they knew me as the Scotsman who spoke French and was a bit on the tight side about money.

 

Thanks for that amazing candid insight into your life post sea JT. Donít forget to get Wee JT to send the photos in :) Ta.

 

Thereís more photos of John starting here.


Johnís email address is johnthow@blueyonder.co.uk

 

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John Trembling

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John started as bell boy in 1971, left in 1983 and came back 1990 and finished up as bar manager on Canberra in 1995, he then had a heart attack and was landed in Palma. Here's John at a cabin pourout on Oriana with Sue Huggins having a 5 minute Samurai shut eye. John assures me it wasn't his riveting conversation that put her to sleep, more a case of candles at both ends he reckons.  

 

There's more of John starting here.

 

John's email address is jtrembling@googlemail.com

 

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John F Wacher (Deceased)

During a seagoing career that spanned more than 40 years, John Wacher achieved the remarkable distinction of attaining the rank of commodore captain both with the P&O fleet and in the active list of the Royal Naval Reserve. 

 

Courtesy of Richard Reubin

Commodore John Wacher, Canberra World Cruise 1981, San Francisco. Presenting a silver salver to Commander Brian Wilson of HMAS Canberra.

 

There's another photo of John in Celia's Memories and here and his Memorium Tribute here. You can also hear John in a few tracks of a recording of Oriana's Sunset Sounds here.

 

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John Ward

John writes;

Scary to see some old names, sailed on Sea Princess, IP & PP as 3rd Eng and 1st VO. Good to see some seadogs have settled here in Oz, I'm trying to track down Colin Shanks if anyone knows his details (he owes me 2 bucks) and btw Basil check your email address.

 

John is originally from Fareham, Hants but now lives in Sydney.

 

The above photo was cut from this one.

 

John's email address is jrw121@bigpond.net.au

 

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John Walker (aka Dave)

 


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John recalls;

Nevasa was my first ship. I was a Marine Engineer onboard her for three years 1957 t0 1960 or 1961? We were a troop ship in those days and as I said seeing her name had me rushing to bring out those few treasured photos I have but a treasure trove of memories. We emigrated to New Zealand in 1970 and I was saddened to hear she had been scrapped some years later. I was known as Dave to my fellow engineers and I still have a photo of the large key they presented to me on my 21st birthday.

 

John's email address is John-Walker@xtra.co.nz

 

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John Winterbone (aka Bones)

Bones - John Winterbone (Bones), 3EO in Pacific Princess's wardroom.

 

Thereís more photos of John here, here, herehere,

 

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Jon Harvey

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Courtesy of Keith Radford

This is Jon enjoying a cleansing Ale on Oronsay's deck with a passenger named Eileen.

 

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Courtesy of Keith Radford

Here's Jon enjoying a 'Legendary Yellow Peril" after the 12-4 watch at the after pool bar, the reason it's not open is it's probably about 4:45am.

 

There's another shot of Jon in Keith Radford's section here

 

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Jon Morgan

Jon was one of the infamous Welsh Wizards that I'm trying to find out much more about. 

 

There's more of Jon and some of his counterparts here.

 

Jon's email address is jamorgan_@tiscali.co.uk

 

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Jordan Macedo

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Jordan worked on the Sea Princess, and again after she was renamed Victoria, He worked on the Canberra but was made redundant, he then worked on the new Oriana from her maiden season for 4 years and his last stint at sea was onboard Ocean Village 3 years ago but Jordan hasn't told me in what capacity not that that matters in any way.

 

Jordan would really like to get back in touch with his old mate Nic Lysandrou, last heard he emigrated to Australia, he thinks Melbourne. He worked on the old Oriana and also went to the Falklands onboard Canberra. He was head waiter then restaurant manager. He married an Australian lady called Lynn at the Southampton Registry Office and Jordan was the best man, but sadly she died a few years later from cancer and they have lost contact since.

 

Jordan's email address is mmacedo63@yahoo.co.uk

 

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Jose Mackenzie

Jose was a lovely girl. I found her very hard to get to know. She was very selective about who she opened up to and very wary of getting involved with anyone romantically. Having said that we all loved and respected her and Iím so pleased sheís happily married and living in the South of France. Good onya Jose. We can contact her through her good friend Celia Cowan.

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Back:   

Jose Mackenzie, Dianne Ashworth, Rosemary Walker (Deceased), Sandra Whaites.

Front:  

Pauline Miller, Celia Cowan.

 

Beautiful.

 

This is what Jose and Celia look like now, both still gorgeous.

 

There's more of Jose starting here.

 

Celia recently visited Jose and persuaded her to dig out her old photos and we now have a great collection of 28 photos in Jose's Memories.  

 

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Joe Pratt

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This is an unusual photo to post with the name 'Joe' but currently it's the only one I have and it's Joe in drag at an Arcadia party in 1970. Click here to see the whole photo. 

  

Joe was a writer on the Arcadia in 1970 and a 1st Class Waiter on the Canberra World/Med cruises 1971. He was in charge of the linen locker, giving out waiters clothes at each mealtime.

  

Joe has sent in a couple of Arcadia photos which can be seen here.

  

Joe's email address is josephpratt60@yahoo.co.uk

  

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Jules Pressey

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Courtesy of Phil Archer

Jules was 2nd Elect Officer in the Island Princess.

 

There's more of Jules here.

 

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Julia Rymer

Julia was a lovely girl. She was a WAP on Nevasa when I was there and I believe she was going out with Roger Villiers at the time. Roger was a 4th Engineer on Oriana and thereís a shot of him in Greg Sinclairís section. I remember going on leave at the same time as Julia once and we flew into Gatwick, shared a cab to Kings Cross and got on the same London to Edinburgh train. I was going through to Doncaster but she got off at Peterborough. That was the last I ever saw her. I would love to know how she is and if she finished up marrying Roger and if theyíre still together etc etc. 

 

There's more photos of Julia starting here.

 

Update;

Julia did marry Roger Villiers and they're still together and this is what she looks like now ... still gorgeous :)

 

Julia's email address is Julia.Villiers@rbch.nhs.uk

 

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Julian Hughes (aka Jules)

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Jules is the Staff Engineer on MV Oriana. Thatís all I can tell you at this stage but hopefully I can get more photos and info soon.

 

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Julian Hustwitt

This is a very young and handsome Julian who joined P&O as a Cadet Purser. His 10 year career at sea was spent on Oriana, Iberia and Orsova.

  

Julian has sent in some groups shots from each of those ships which can be seen starting here

  

Julian's email address is hustwitt@access.inet.co.th

  

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