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S Cliff

Sally Bell (now Byrne)

Sally Children

Sally Duffield

Sally Richards

Sam Harding

Sam Jackson

Sam Laycock

Sam Thompson

Samuel Orr

Sandra Ayling

Sandra Whaites

Sandy ? (Hostess)

Sandy Dinnis

Sandy Elson

Sandy Richmond

Sandy Saunders

Santan ?

Sarah Harding

Sarah Merwood

Scott Becker

Scott Currie

Scott Paul Young

Sean Faulkner

Sean Keogh

Sharon Bowditch

Sharon Jackson

Shaun Atkinson (aka Plug)

Sheila Tattershall

Sheena Cassells

Shelagh Mitchell

Sheldon Ainsworth

Sheree Lynch

Shirley Golby

Shirley Lion

Shirley Snowden

Sid Connibere

Simon ? (Photographer)

Simon Burt

Simon Davies

Simon Gledhill

Simon Hill

Simon's Memories include Canberra, Oronsay, Pacific Princess.

Simon Holmes

Simon's Memories include Canberra, Royal Princess.

Simon Jewel

Simon Lockyer

Simon Love

Simon West

Sinky Ross

Sk Abdul Rehman

Sk Ali Sk Ebrahim

Smouty

Sonia Grimason (now Johnson)

Sonja Walker

Sonny Souto 

Sophia Turner

Stafford ? (Shops Manager)

Stan Crowe

Stan Jamison

Stan Ogden

Stan Steers

Stella Rowe

Steph Roberts

Stephen Bannister

Stephen Carey

Stephen's Memories of Oriana in Dalian.

Stephen Howarth

Stephen Wedd

Steve ? (Bureau)

Steve Allen (aka Slimey)

Steve Arnold

Steve Ayres

Steve B

My Memories include Nevasa, Oriana.

Steve Bright

Steve Brown

Steve Brogan (aka Stevie B)

Steve Burgoine

Steve Button

Steve Casey

Steve Disberry

Steve Foster (aka Fozzy)

Steve Frost

Steve Gillette

Steve Green (aka Grandad)

Steve Hill

Steve Hockborn

Steve Hodge

Steve's Memories include Pacific Princess, Sea Princess, Sun Princess.

See 17 cruise ships pass a Grenada hotel room window in 14 days.

Steve Howarth

Steve Hunt

Steve Joy

Steve Kumm (aka Photo Steve)

Steve Kumon

Steve Lee (aka Onion Heed)

Steve Mann

Steve Morton-Smith

Steve Murray

Steve Musson

Steve Norris (aka Noddy) (Deceased)

Steve Pegg

Steve Quinnell (aka The Blonde Gripper)

Steve Robinson (aka Robbo)

Steve Samuels

Steve Scarecrow

Steve Stroud

Steve Talbot

Steve Townsend

Steve Trafford

Steve Young

Steven Oliver

Stewart Aitchison (Deceased)

Stuart ? (2O)

Stuart Bennett

Stuart Boocock

Stuart Drew

Stuart Fleming

Stuart Fudge

Stuart Gillies

Stuart Greenfield

Stuart Horne

Stuart John

Stuart Ramsey (aka Goober)

Stuart Spencer

Stuart Waller

Stuart Woosnam

Stuart Wortley

Sue ? (Children’s Hostess)(now Kennedy) 

Sue Allen

Sue Armstrong

Sue Bickell

Sue Good

Sue Graham (now Barwell)

Sue Huggins

Sue Longridge

Sue Mullen

Sue Soloman

Sue Turner (now Sayce)

Sue Warnes

Sue West

Sue Wigley

Susan Jones

Suzanne Berg (Princess Ships 1980-87)

Syd Appleyard

 

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T Sweeney

Tam Sui Man

Tan the Man

Tanya Blackburn

Ted Banks

Ted Edwards

Ted Towers

Ted Van Bronswijk

Terry ? (Photographer)

Terry Allen

Terry Bartholomew

Terry Firth

Terry Luigi

Terry McCarthy

Terry Russell

Terry Salter

Terry Schimmel

Terry Smullen

Terry Sutton

Terry Wild

Terry's Memories include Ballarat, Chusan, Corfu, HMS Illustrious, HMS Jamaica, Iberia, Somali. 

Terry Williams

Terry's Memories include Arcadia, Island Princess. 

Tesa Vanderloo

Tess Reblando

The Rod Plummer Trio

Theresa Conway

Tick Brown

Tim Brown

Tim Chillingworth

Tim Cooper

Tim Davies

Tim Gibbons

Tim Hair

Tim Hurst

Tim Irededale (aka Shark)(Deceased)

Tim Lees

Tim Lenahan

Tim Pettifer

Tim Timmins

Tim Watford

Tim Wride (Deceased)

Tim Yates

Tim ? (aka Liquid Tim)

Tish Hay (now Thomas)

Toby Tompkins

Tom Beck

Tom Cochrane

Tom Douther

Tom Poole

Tom Prince

Tom Sheridan

Tommy Coggrave

Tommy Hunter

Tommy Jacks

Tommy Murphy

Tommy Officer

Tommy Shaw (Deceased)

Toni Mazonowicz (aka Moso) (Deceased)

Tony ? (Crew Messman)

Tony ? (Purser)

Tony Austin Trio

Tony Barrett

Tony Boxall (Deceased)

Tony Bull

Tony Burley

Tony Chadwick

Tony Clarke

Tony Cooper (aka No Chance)

Tony's Memories of Oriana.

Tony Cotton

Tony Critchley

Tony Davies (aka Sid Vicious)

Tony Dyson

Tony Fox (Deceased)

Tony Gilham

Tony Goodman

Tony Hale

Tony Herriot

Tony Horrocks

Tony Kneath

Tony Lewis

Tony McCusker

Tony Mahoney

Tony Martin (Deceased)

Tony Minards (aka Atomic Rooster)

Tony Simpson

Tony Toledo

Tony Wallis

Tony Walters

Tony Yeomans

Toto ? (Fitter)

Tracey Piper

Tracey Purser

Trenchy

Trent Donovan  

Trevor ?

Trevor ? (Freezer Geezer)

Trevor ? (Welsh Wizard)  

Trevor Atkins

Trevor Baff

Trevor Daniels

Trevor Finch

Trevor Firth

Trevor Friday (Deceased)

Trevor Lane

Trevor Lewis

Trevor Massey

Trevor Pritchard

Trish Traynor

Tug Wilson

 

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Val Jenkins

Val Jones

Veronica ? (Banker)

Veronica Blantern-Haine

Vic ? (Writer)

Vick Voller

Vicki Russell

Vicky Holmes

Vince Bellam

Vince's Memories of Oriana.

Vince Greelish

Vincent ? (Sonny Souto Band)

Viv Farley-Hills

Viv Kiy

 

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Wally ?

Wally Jackson

Walter Light (Wally) (Deceased)

Warren ? (Baby Doc)

Wendy ? (Steiners)

Wendy ? (WAP)

Wendy Chappell

Wendy Gomez Llanos

Wendy Kaye

Wendy's Memories include Oriana, Sea Princess, Sky Princess. 

William Stephens

Willie Clarke

Willie Dempster (Deceased)

Willie Drummond (Deceased)

Willie Henry

Willie Lomax

Willie Patterson

 

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Yops Verschure

Yvonne Coard

 

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Zak Coombs

Zena Denman

 

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Sally Bell (now Byrne)

Courtesy of Alan Mackenzie

Sally was a WAP on the Sea Princess, Uganda and Oriana between 1983-86. She's already done a great job of adding lots of missing names in photos already on the site and has promised to send a few of her own with memories from a female perspective which she so rightly points out is a little thin on this site.

 

Bring 'em on Sally :)

 

The above picture was cut from a Toga night series in Alan Mackenzie's Sea Princess section.

 

Sally's email address is sally.byrne@wanadoo.fr

 

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Sandra Whaites

I didn’t know Sandra at all so if anyone knows anything worthy of print please email me. That’s Sandra on the far right back row.

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

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Pauline Miller, Celia Cowan.

 

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Sarah Merwood

Sarah is the beautiful daughter of Jan & Cliff Merwood. Cliff was an Engineer with P&O back in the good old days of the 70's & 80's. Sarah followed her Dad's footsteps and went to sea as a Dancer.

 

Sarah is on the left of her friend Renee and this photo was taken on the Fantasy based out of Port Canaveral. She's about to return to sea early February '07 joining the Carnival Triumph in Miami.  

 

Sarah is 2nd from left.

 

Sarah is centre stage in this one.

 

Sarah is far left (pale one) in this one.

 

and is 2nd from right (middle blonde) in this great shot.

 

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Scott Becker

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That's Scott on the left on his very first cruise. He remembers they didn't have a bunk for him, nor name tags, uniforms ... anything. The E/O was a really great man. Unfortunately his name has left his memory. This is about 1985.

Scott recalls;

Back in the 80s, I worked for Cunard aboard QE2 & Cunard Princess. Later (1988) I went to work for Princess Cruises in their Los Angeles office. So I was never crew for P&O/ Princess, but was an employee. Growing up in the 1970's in Los Angeles, I dreamed of working aboard these ships. I feel very fortunate to have been able to have the experiences I did but I feel that I missed so much because the 1960's and 70's must have been fantastic!


Your web site allows me to see all the great ships, places and above all the people. It's always the crew that makes any ship. And clearly there are a lot of special people who have shared their experiences here.

 

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QE2 in St Thomas.

 

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and again in Barbados.

 

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This is a husband and wife entertainer team - musicians.

 

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This is Scott in the Cruise Staff office.

 

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I'm not sure about where this is but it was taken by the food and beverage manager, John Hewittson.

 

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Some friends relaxing at the Sheraton Macuto at La Guira.

 

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QE2 leaving Venezuela with the Rotterdam following.

 

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Scott's next ship... Cunard Princess arriving just off the stern of the Queen Mary in Long Beach.

 

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The next two pics are of Cunard Princess in Alaska. Scott's somewhere on deck in one of those.

 

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Embarkation prior to departure from Vancouver.

 

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A fellow cruise staff member.

 

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Then one she took of Scott while leaving San Francisco and a pretty windy day. This was a jazz cruise with Sarah Vaughn, George Shearing and quite a few others.

 

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Scott has his own excellent sea related website called rms Queen Elizabeth

 

Scott's email address is flagshipqm2@yahoo.com

 

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Sean Keogh

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Sean is the one in the middle with Brian Griffin on the left and Geoff Seddon It was taken in the Island Princess in 1976.

 

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Shirley Golby

Shirley was a great entertainer on Oriana. As you can see above, she was drop dead gorgeous with a pair of pins to die for and was also a really lovely person to boot :)

 

Well I reckon a cruise would've been the best possible medicine anyone could have prescribed and the whole of the Seadogs-Reunited community wish you all the very best Shirley. I love the way bit by bit we're all coming together after 30 over years. Simply brilliant stuff. 

 

There’s more photos of Shirley on the famous Lifeboat BBQ of 1975 in Kevin’s Memories.

 

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Simon Hill

Simon writes;

I sailed on Arcadia for two short trips, a longer one on the Island Princess but really my time was spent on the Oronsay, Canberra, Uganda, Pacific Princess and Sea Princess. There are a few more pictures of me with others on this site, one in which my wife had to positively identify me by my bare feet, sitting on the deck next to Roger Marshall in a chair, with, I suspect (as I can't find it now), his squeeze box (bless him)!

     

This is a picture of the wife Denise (was Cordova, ex PP Casino) and I in 2007 - we just celebrated our 24th year in 2010, and despite her essentially living in San Diego (our home town) and me working out of Bermuda (surveying today's P&O and Princess ships for the Bermuda Government ) we see each other quite a lot!  

    

There's more of Simon (the ones I can find) starting here and in Simon's Memories. 

  

Simon's email address is simon.32north@yahoo.com

  

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Simon Holmes

Simon, originally from Lancashire but now in Oregon, was JAP, AP, SAP, DP and Purser on Canberra, Oriana, CP, SP, PP and RP from 1982-93. The above photo was cut from a photo in Canberra Groups.

 

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Here's Simon a bit later in his career sorting out a last minute flower delivery.

 

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Tesa Vanderloo (Princess Services), Simon & Jan Holmes (nee Hays) in 1988 taken on the Royal Princess.

 

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Simon writes;

This is my son Matthew & I somewhere in the Cascade Mountains Pacific NW on a 187 mile horse trek !! The things we do - the places we go - the things we see - Thanks P&O.

 

There's more photos of Simon starting here.

 

Simon's sent in some great photos of his career posted in Simon's Memories. 

 

Simon's email address is simon.holmes@comcast.net

 

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Simon Lockyer

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Simon was A/B, Bridge Seaman, Night Leading Seaman, Acting Coxswain on Oriana 1971-1978 & Coxswain on the Sea Princess 1978-1980.

 

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This was taken at the Dragon Pool when Simon was 'Night Leading Seaman' with the late Joey Higgins on the hose! I remember both these guys so well from my time on Oriana. They did a fantastic job keeping the ship looking her best in the middle of the night while the passengers were counting sheep. 
   

Simon writes; 

I've tried to find out how and when Joey died but nobody amongst all my ex Oriana friends knows, bless him anyway he was a nice lad.

 

Simon recalls;

Although this sort of behaviour was strictly forbidden in uniform, you and I know it was part of every day life aboard the liners of yesteryear!. Here's a photo of 'yours truly' doing what every good "Seadog" should and hoped to do during those fabulous years circa 70's!!. I know it was and possibly is still frowned upon, but just couldn't help myself!!!. 

 

I don't blame you Mate ... good looking filly.

 

Simon recalls;

Captain Peter W. Love meeting my future wife Janette in 'The Red Carpet Room' Sea Princess on her first cruise out of Sydney in 1978. That would have made Peter Love 47 years old, how time flies. Janette and I have now been married for 27 years!
  

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Simon painting shipside on a main passenger gangway! (work place health & safety would not be amused these days!!). 

 

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After a BBQ yours truly with the then Chef De Cuisine 1977 Dragon Pool Oriana.

   

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Simon with 'The Hollywood Bosun' Jim Sullivan.

 

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Simon (Coxswain) with Chris Hart (Second Officer) just prior to a bridge visit in 1979.

  

Simon remembers;

The Big O at Pago Pago with Rosey who was my beau at this time, (one of the punters). 

 

Simon has sent in 3 great photos of Oriana and a brilliant photo of 2 great captains and two amazing Oriana brochure shots that I've posted all together in the Oriana section


There's more of Simon starting here.

 

Simon's email address is bmwsimon@bigpond.net.au

 

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Stephen Bannister

 


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Stephen was with P&O from 1969 to 73. He sailed on Orsova, Oronsay, Arcadia, Chusan and Oriana. He couldn't believe that the first picture on the Oronsay site is exactly the same as the one on his bedside. He intended leaving Oronsay but stayed on when it took over the Alaska run when Arcadia couldn't make it.

 

Stephen's email address is sbannister@hotmail.com

 

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Stephen Carey

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Me as Farmer Palmer.


Stephen writes; 

I was on the Nevasa briefly when she was laid up in the Fal in 64 when I was a
cadet with BI. That didn't last long (a year at Highbury Tech with another God
knows how many years before I got on a ship) so I joined the Army for a year. Soon realised that mistake and joined Souter's Geordie Tramp Outfit at the ripe old age of 25 as a cadet - lucky to get it! Served my time at Saudi Shields Marine School (as I still call it) after going straight to sea for a year first, which is what all companies should have done as Phase 1, as we'd all been at school all our lives and just wanted to get on a ship! Daft sending cadets to college reverse phase, 2 years OND then 18 months Phase 3 (when you've never seen a ship) then off to sea where some will realise they hate it and all that training is wasted.

Anyhoo, get off the Grumpy Old Man bit... Missed out as fiver and went 4th whilst still in my time, and after that trip and my cadetship signed off I refused another 4th's job and went 3rd - a good time to be at sea with no unemployment at the time. Got my ticket and sailed 2nd straight away at age 27. Moved to CP as 2nd then 3 years for Chief's and sailed as Chief for 8 years, finally leaving in '86 on a redundancy package. Since then went into warship design with Swan Hunter and Vosper International, then to the O&G industry in 2002; I was in Dalian shipyard on an FPSO job when I took the pictures of Oriana - she still smelled like a passenger ship! We had two Chinese girls as guides to show us round, but of course they knew f-all about it, and wouldn't go down the engineroom, which I was straining at the leash to do. As you can see, she was getting a bit tawdry down there, but still in reasonable nick. I wanted to go out of bounds and crawl round the bilges (like I did on QM in Long Beach) but it was all roped off, and other machinery spaces were in the dark.

I stayed in O&G FPSO design until retiring from SBM in KL in August '14, but have done a couple of part-time jobs since as us marine engineers are thin on the ground these days - well, the ones who have seen a ship are anyway... A sniff of another one I can do from home next year if it comes off, but otherwise living in Philippines and working our fruit farm on an island there. If I didn't have the farm I would miss work, and that's not really an option once you pass 70...

The only name I can remember from BI was a 3rd, Jim Macmillan, on Waroonga when she smacked into the jetty in Boulogne/Calais/wherever - can't remember now...

 

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Taken at Mati in Philippines by the Pacific.

 

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My 1949 Riley (for the engineers and car enthusiasts; I've owned it since 1984).

 

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Me at my daughter's wedding with the car at this time last year (2015).


I have another memory after looking at the ships on the site, and that's of Chusan though I think I must have drawn about a thousand various drawings of Oronsay and Orcades, which were my favourites, and one of many reasons I wanted to go to sea as a kid. We were living in Singapore just after the war, and it would have been late 1950 I guess, when my father (in the Army there) said that he had a special treat for me as he knew I was mad on ships. We went off in the Wolseley (got a photo of that somewhere) to I think Tanjong Berlayer pier and into a sampan, which took us out to the brand new P&O ship the Chusan. I remember her coming into view as we looked out of the top of the barge - this huge white ship. We got on board and roamed around at will (no need for security in the days of the Raj) and I fell in love with the ship - what a beauty - smelling of new paint and tar and that indefinable passenger ship smell that they all had.


The years passed, but I still had a memory of Chusan as a new ship like you do, so imagine my surprise when I saw that she was being taken out of service in '73! I was 27 then, 2/E with Souter's, and when I saw the news I said "They can't be doing that, she's a new ship, I was on her during her maiden voyage!". Then the realisation hit me that I was only four at the time...


I think those days of the British passenger ship era were the end of true "pride in your ship". Whilst we were proud of our ships in CP, it wasn't the same on one tanker after another as sailing time and again on those old passenger ships.

Whilst I never sailed on passenger ships apart from as a boy* - this site brings back the nostalgia of seeing these ships in port at the various places we visited and lived whilst my father was in the Army.  My bedroom when we lived in Gib looked over the harbour in our first house, and over Europa Point in our second - both excellent for ships coming in and out of the Straits.

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UK to Singapore aboard Orduna in '48.



Singapore to UK aboard Empire Fowey in '51.


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UK to Cyprus aboard Empire Ken '55.


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Cyprus to UK aboard Dunera '57.

I was disappointed when my father was posted to Gibraltar in that we went by air, though one leave trip after I joined BI was in a Comet where I was the only passenger to Gib. The stewie sat me in 1st Class with all the scoff and booze I could put down and the skipper invited me up front and I got to drive the plane most of the way, including a low-level pass down the east coast of Spain. I guess they would be sacked for doing that nowadays.


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Stephen's email address is codad1946@yahoo.co.uk

 

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Stephen Wedd

Stephen was an Engineer on Oriana in 1970 and he’s also got a website about the great days at sea. 

L-R:        

Les Harris, David Betts, Stephen Wedd, Mark Gardiner.

 

The photo above is a very familiar scene only the tension is quite evident as they’re not drinking. Stephen tells me they were patiently waiting for the Slops to arrive.

 

This is what Stephen looks like now.

 

There's more of Stephen starting here.

 

Stephen’s email address is swedd@iinet.net.au

 

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Steve B

This is Steve on local leave in Perth 1975 sailing up the Swan River on a friend’s boat.

 

Having a smoke out on deck.

 

Enjoying the breeze through his hair pondering the meaning of life.

 

Christmas 1975 going to work … smoking again!!

 

A close up on the same day with “Bendy Dog” his loyal pet while at sea.

 

Steve with Charlotte, a Jokers Seven girl (croupier) who was a good friend of Betty’s

 

This was taken in Caracas, Venezuela.

L-R:    

Geoff Heap (Groucho), Steve, Alan Conlin (TT), Bob Chambers and (Geordie) John Atkinson.

 

Steve and Alan Conlin somewhere in the world.

 

Here’s a shot of a few Officers relaxing off duty in some paradise. 

L-R: 

Dirty Harry, Dave Jewkes behind him, Mike Jack and Alan Conlin with his legs over Steve's shoulders … as you do. The guy standing up was a crew member from the Boiler Room if I remember right.

  

Steve with Heather (Pax). She sailed from Vancouver to Southampton in May 1976. 

Steve writes;

I remember thinking how brave she was as she knew nobody in England and had nowhere planned to stay when she got off the ship. I’ve often wondered how she managed and where she finished up. I’d love to hear from you if you ever read this Heather.

   

Great days.

 

There's more of Steve in Steve's Memories.  
  

Steve's email address is steve@seadogs-reunited.com

   

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Steve Burgoine

Steve was a young popular Deck Officer in my day, that’s him enjoying a cup of tea in the Baby Doc’s cabin with a few friends (tea ????). It’s good to see a can of  Allsopps on the table there Steve :)

L-R:      

Daphne Goldsmith (WAP), Steve Burgoine (Jnr. 2nd Off), Mike Gold (Snr 2nd Off.) and Chrissie Doogue (Nurse).

  

As I’ve mentioned before, it’s sad that due to the size of some of the departments on the bigger ships inter departmental fraternisation was rare especially in the junior ranks, unlike the smaller ships, like Nevasa, where everybody mixed with everybody.

  

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Here’s a great shot of what Captain Steve Burgoine looks like now, currently the “Old Man” of the MV Arcadia, and it’s great to see two other old reprobates still at sea on Arcadia with him.

L-R:    

Paul Clasby (CTO), Andy Jackson (Guarantee Engineer), Steve Burgoine (Captain).

  

Fabulous stuff.

  

Steve tells me he was lucky enough to visit Oriana in Quinguandow and again in Shanghai but she was looking very sorry for herself. The owners at the time gave him a few mementos from the ship which he now treasures which is great because it means a part of her will live on forever.

  

There's more of Steve starting here and here's a small tribute to Steve when about to leave Arcadia for the last time. 

  

Steve’s email address is unknown after leaving Arcadia.

   

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Steve Foster (aka Fozzy)

Steve was a Radio Officer on Oriana, Canberra, Uganda, Pacific Princess between 1977-1982.

 

Steve's also sent in 2 Canberra and 1 Pacific Princess group shots.

 

There's more of Steve starting here.

 

Steve's email address is winsfordlodge@btinternet.com

 

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Steve Hill

Steve recalls;

Great memories and photos. I was Entertainment Officer and Cruise Director on Oriana from 1976 to 1979 before transferring to Sea Princess. I married a beautiful Joker 7 named Lynn Woodford and we emigrated to Oz in 1980. We now have two sons, 19 and 23 and are very happy. Still entertaining in clubs and corporate functions and we had great fun picking out old shipmates ... Gavin Ash, Willie Henry, 'Goldfish' (who I bumped into at one of my gigs), Steve Stroud, Lisa Connell, Phil Jackson, John Thow, and many more. We'd love to hear from them. (Lynn was a croupier on Oriana in 1978/79).

  

The above photo was cut from a photo in David Saunders' Memories.

  

Steve's email address is ozhills@tpg.com.au

  

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Steve Hodge

Sun Princess New Year: About 1988.

L-R:   

Den Tanner the singing ice cube! (VO), Ian Brown (2EO), Princess Cruises staff, Graham Lewis (CEO), Paul Braughams (Purser), Jayne Hodge (pissed), Steve Hodge (J2EO).

 

Jimmy Plowman (aka Bowprop) and Me - Jimmy loved his V12 Deutsch diesel bow prop motor on Sea Princess and talked about it all the time.

 

All the photos previously in this section have been moved to Steve's new section called Steve's Memories.

 

There’s also more photos of Steve here.

 

Steve writes;

A mate sent me this link to a series of programmes from Scottish TV about the Merchant Navy. Skid Mark appears in one episode about P&O's latest - Ventura. He's still on the ball, spots a leak that somebody has already cut the lagging back to expose!!! It wasn't aired nationally so I don't think many people have seen it before. Check it out here.
  

The missus and I went cruising for Christmas on Celebrity Constellation. It's our fifth Celebrity cruise but not the best by any means. Overall quality has noticeably dropped and the ship was overrun with kids (should probably have thought about that before we booked). Cruise ship overload in some ports, six large ships in with us twice - ports jammed full of punters! Couple of snaps attached (that Disney ship still looks like a ship don't you think).

 


 

 

 

 

Steve’s email address is steve_hodge@ppeuk.com

 

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Steve Kumm (aka Photo Steve)

Steve was a photographer on Uganda, Sea Princess, Sun & Island Princess on and off between 1979 & 1987.


The above photo was cut from here


Steve's email address is Steeveok@aol.com

 

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Steve Musson

Steve was a bit of a cool customer. He was pretty quiet sometimes but I don’t mean moody. It was just his way. That’s Steve in the middle with the ginger hair. He was well liked and respected and as you can see he was pretty handsome and did his fair share of wheeling. I can’t for the life of me remember what prompted this photo but that’s me being held and it was taken at the Plough Tavern Bar. I remember being there sun baking when the lads turned up in blues and the ship’s photographer was there doing his job and so there it is.

L-R:       

Mark Sawyer, Steve Musson, John Speed & John Russell.

 

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Above is that great shot of the 75/76 Leckies.

L-R

Back:    

Mark Sawyer, John Atkinson, Steve Musson, Mick Everson, Paul Robinson, Charles Oxley.

Front:    

John Hammond, Tom Douther, Dave Whitehand.

 

Steve's email address is musson@bigpond.net.au

 

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Steve Quinnell (aka The Blonde Gripper)

Steve was an engineer serving on Oronsay and Acadia in the mid 70's. His IP Address indicates he's now living near Châteaugiron, France.

  

There's more of Steve starting here.

  

Steve's email address is stevequinnell@orange.fr

  

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Steve Stroud

Steve’s another of the amazing “Still at Sea” club. That’s him on the far left of the photo and don’t you reckon he looks like Omar Sharif. He joined Oriana in 1977, the year after I left, and is currently the VO on Aurora.

 

The others that Steve named are Andy Jackson being buried, Jag Lewis behind Andy and of course the famous TT (aka Alan Conlin) the Legend himself.

 

Steve sailed with many of the characters that we know so well and he tells me, and it’s good to know, that we live on in the legend that is 'On the Oriana', 'In the good Old Days' and 'Aussie Cruising' etc, etc. He goes on to say that us steam queens are getting few and far between and some of the young lads look at us in a rather amusing way when we mention the times we used to have at sea. And they say, 'Nostalgia isn't what it used to be'. Aint that the truth.

 

Thanks for your email Steve. Remember the movie ‘Field of Dreams’ with Kevin Costner … ‘Build it and they shall come’. That’s what inspired me to build this website and it’s you guys out there that are making the dream come true.

 

Malcolm Orr has remembered a funny story involving Steve;

I remember Steve joining Oriana. We all thought he looked like John Conteh then, a severely handsome chap was Steve, a good guy too. Steve's cabin was like Barry White's boudoir, it was Huggy-Bear's dream in white sheepskin. He never allowed pour-outs in there. It was nogo-land. He had a fine taste in music though ... splutter ... This one night he'd been setting up a serious wheel, and he told the lads that he would prefer it if they would not cramp his style on decks that night. So they agreed not too. But they got bored, so they just stripped his cabin of all it's Mojo ... the bedding, posters, music, rugs etc ... then they really got carried away. Everything went, it was stripped until all that was left was the bulkheads and the deckhead, and the chassis of his bunk (no, hang on, I think that went also). But, as I was on Duty that night I obviously had nothing to do with it :) There were about 12 of us hiding in my cabin waiting for him to get back. A pure giggle-fest.

 

You can't leave us hanging! What happened when he got back?

 

There’s lot more photos of Steve starting here

 

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Stewart Aitchison (Deceased)

Stewart worked on Oriana in 1973. The above photo has Gavin Ash on the left. Stewart in the middle and the person on the right is Kenny Watson from Middlesborough.

  

Go to the Forum to read more about Stewart.

  

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Stuart Bennett

At this point all I can tell you about Stuart is he worked on the Spirit of London and can be seen in that huge group photo here.

  

Stuart's email address is stuart.bennett@clear.net.nz

 

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Stuart Drew

Courtesy of Andy Ball

I don't know much about Stuart yet but he emailed me recently to report the sad loss of Miskin Rahman Samy. I'll endeavour to get some info about himself out of him. Meanwhile there's more photos of Stuart during a Tug O War here and in Graham Bond's section here.

 

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Stuart Woosnam

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Stuart joined P&O Cruises as a Trainee Radio Officer in November 1978 on board Oriana for the Southampton Refit, just before the line voyage to Australia. He left P&O from Canberra in late August 1986 as 1st R/O.

  

Stuart writes;

I had many happy years with P&O, approx 4 years on Oriana, approx 4 years on Canberra with secondments to P&O Bulk's Garala for three months in 1979 and MV Dragon P&O Ferries for a week in 1980.

  

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I met my wife Judy on Canberra in 1983 - she was a passenger sailing with her parents. 

  

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On the 1984 line voyage out to Australia she was presented with the 21st Birthday key by Captain Ellingham in Canberra's wardroom. The key was beautifully made by Canberra's engineers. Judy sailed with me when she was 'allowed' for the final two years I was with P&O. She had to sign ship's articles when she joined me for the 1985 Bremerhaven Refit so I suppose she became a Seadog!

  

There's more of Stuart starting here.

  

Stuart's email address is stuart@sjwoosnam.freeserve.co.uk

  

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Sue Allen

Courtesy of Gary Wood

All I can tell you about Sue is that she was a WAP on at least the Oriana and the Sea Princess and there's lots of photos of her in Gary Wood's memories. Oh, she also has fantastic legs and a gorgeous face :)

 

There's more of Sue here.

 

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Sue Huggins

Courtesy of Dave Traynor

I don’t know anything about Sue but I do remember her face. Dave Traynor sent in these photos and I get the impression that he rather fancied her. Come on Dave own up!

 

Courtesy of Dave Traynor

Nice hat Sue and that dreaded VB can shows up again.

 

Courtesy of Dave Traynor

Now someone looks a little tired.

 

Courtesy of Dave Traynor

This one’s called ‘Huggins on the attack’ and the attackees are Graham Billett and Dave Traynor and it was taken in the Midships Bar on Oriana.

 

There's more of Sue starting here.

 

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Susan Jones

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Sue’s another amazing person who’s still at sea and is currently a Senior Purser on the MV Oriana. I remember her well from the old days on SS Oriana in the mid 70’s and amazingly she remembered me although she didn’t tell me for what reason which is a worry. This photo was taken on the new MV Oriana in Fremantle on 9th March 2006 which would mean Sue that when I knew you in 1975 you must have only been about 9 years old. How ever did you get a job at that age? It was fabulous to see you again.

  

There's some great photos of Sue's early days here, here.

  

You can see Sue's career tribute section here.

  

All the very best for a very long and happy retirement Susan, it was a privilege to know you and I'm proud to have sailed with you.

 

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Terry Bartholomew

Terry is a Senior Electro Technical Officer and has sailed on Canberra and Sea Princess that I know about. 

  

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Here's Terry entertaining an old friend, Roger Lownsborough and his gorgeous wife.

  

There's more of Terry starting here.

   

Terry's been a great supporter of this site for some time and I can't believe I haven't added him in his own section until now, somehow you seem to have slipped through the cracks Terry and I apologise for that.

  

Terry's email address is terrybartholomew@btinternet.com

  

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Terry Salter


This is the worst photo of anyone I've ever had to post and Terry's not even sure it's him but his wife does. Maybe Glyn Dodson can let us know what he thinks as he worked with Terry for 10 years shoreside. 

 

Terry writes;

My name is Terry "Cowboy" Salter (the nickname was awarded by Little Butty after he saw me split a water pump joint with a hammer). I joined the Arc in Southampton in 1971 as a first trip Junior Eng, I left in San Francisco in 1972, but memories are compromised by the excesses that seemed to increase with the "off decks at midnight" rules being relaxed. I left P&O to sail with CP Ships.

Just a few names from the past: Dave (Scouse) Roberts (4th Eng), Dave Wickens (5th Eng), Garry "PH" Kerr (4th Eng), "Belfast Bomber" (5th Eng), Graham "Lenny" Archer (5th Eng), Rod Hampson (3rd Eng), Mark Gardiner (3rd Eng) – poor sod was my cabin neighbour and had to endure my musical taste through a 100 Watt amplifier, "Black Bob" (Elec Eng), "Commander Energy" (Elec Eng), Tony Lipscombe (J/2nd Eng), John Sellwood (J/2nd Eng), Dave (Big Butty) Wilcox (4th Eng), "Little Butty" (5th Eng), Arthur Hornsby (4th Eng), John Farmer - or was that Farmery? (5th Eng), "Big Al" (Elec Eng), also ran into Glyn Dodson in later shore based employment.

Happy Memories of Garry Kerr setting up a "Adge Cutler Tribute Band" comprising of Garry, Dave Roberts, Dave Wickens, John Farmery and me for a gala night "once only, not to be missed, performance", evenings ashore at the Red Garter Bar in San Francisco and Rocks Push jazz club in Sydney, water skiing in Suva and Acapulco, getting lost in the back streets of Tokyo in the early hours of the morning (amazing how you can sober up and communicate with a Japanese language only taxi driver when you suddenly realise the ship is going to leave without you).

Would be great to hear from (or about) any of the Arc engineers from that time.


BTW, the photo of Terry above was cut from a great Arcadia group photo that Terry sent in which can be seen here.

Terry's email address is terry@salter51.plus.com


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Terry Schimmel

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Terry was an Assistant Engineer on the Sun Princess in 1975/76, now living in Northern California. 


There's more of Terry starting here.

  

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Terry Wild

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Terry joined P&OSNCo as J.E.O. in 1954. 

 

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Terry's "Great Day" in November 1960 with Madeline the beautiful bride.

 

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Terry writes;

In 1963 I built a GP14 sailing dinghy "Wild One". Above shows the first sailing trials in Grimsby Docks. We sailed this boat all over the place, sold it in 1995 and got something bigger ... a Sadler 32 " Vibrant".
 

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We had 3 boy's Jonathan, Nicholas and Philip. Here Jon and Nic are looking a bit nervous about finding their "sea legs".


As Terry's contribution has continued to grow I've decided to move it to his own section called Terry's Memories.

 

Terry's email address is terryw@bigpond.net.au

 

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Terry Williams

Terry was an Asst Purser on Arcadia, Pacific Princess, Island Princess & Canberra 1974-77. The above photo was cut from Lauraine Mulberry's IP group photo here.

     

There's more photos of Terry in Terry's Memories.

  

Terry's email address is terryw101@outlook.com

  

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Tess Reblando

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This is Tess with Chief Engineer, Paul Carney. Tess is at present Bartender in the Raffles bar on the Aurora. 

  

I don't have an email address for Tess but I'm sure Paul wouldn't mind passing on any messages.

  

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Tim Iredale (aka Shark) (Deceased)

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Allen Telling writes;

Tim Iredale (aka Shark) served in the merchant navy for many years on both cargo and passenger ships. He was on several P&O passenger liners including the Oronsay and Arcadia before marrying and settling down in Brisbane Queensland. Sadly he died of cancer almost a year ago. His wife, Jeanette, asked if Tim could be added to Seadogs. 

  

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This is Tim starring in the late 70's P&O Brochure.

  

L-R:

Fred ?, Tim Iredale, Tim ? 

  

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L-R:

Jack ?, Tim Iredale, ?? 

  

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A very sad loss. Tim's Departed section is here.

  

Jeanette Iredale can be contacted by leaving a message in the Forum.

  

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Tim Lees

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Island Princess 1979

Tim was a Purser with P&O between 1976 and 1980.

Tim writes;
I have lived and worked in Scotland since I married Heather in 1981. We have one daughter, Jenny. I'm still in contact and meet up with many of the people I sailed with.


Tim has sent in some great group shots from Canberra, Oriana and Island Princess and Tim's career can be tracked starting here.

 

Tim's email address is timjl@hotmail.com

 

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Toby Tompkins

Toby’s the one sitting 3rd from the left with the blonde hair and beard. The guy on the left is Andy Ball and I know the faces of the other guys but the names are lost with the numerous brain cells destroyed in the pursuit of numbness. The WAP looks familiar :) Andy Ball tells me the guy next to him is Nigel "Tiny" Cook (Deck Cadet - seen elsewhere as Santa I think), and the guy on the end next to Toby is Steve Allen.

 

Toby was what I would call a reluctant friend. I really liked him a lot and he was good fun to be with but he didn’t seem to think so and trying to get him involved was sometimes quite a struggle. He’s a part of that last watch group below that brings back so many good memories. Thanks for making my time at sea so special guys.

 

L-R:       

Harry Adamson, Toby Tompkins, Steve B, Mike Jack.

 

Keith Radford’s still in touch with Toby and he’s given me various email address for him all of which have bounced so what’s going on Toby … still don’t want to be friends eh!

 

There’s more of Toby starting here.

 

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Tom Douther

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L-R Back:    

Mark Sawyer, John Atkinson, Steve Musson, Mick Everson, Paul Robinson, Charles Oxley.

Front:   

John Hammond, Tom Douther, Dave Whitehand.

 

There's more of Tom starting here.

 

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Tom Poole

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Dr Tom Poole with his erstwhile PA Jean (now married to comedian Pat Mooney) taken in 1981

 

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Tony Clarke

Tony was a Radio Officer with P&O from 1977 to 1981 serving on Canberra, Oriana, Arcadia, Island Princess and Uganda. The above photo was when he was 3R/O and is taken standing at bottom of Canberra's spiral staircase, a favourite spot for the photographers to hang out. 

 

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Here's Tony ( 3R/O) off duty in Canberra's Radio Room on Island Night, September 1977.

   


There's more of Tony starting here.


Tony's email address is anthony-clarke@dsl.pipex.com

  

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Tony Cooper (aka No Chance)

Tony was on the Oriana from 1978 to 1980 and ended up as 2nd VO.
  

See Tony's Memories.


There's more of Tony starting here.


Tony's email address is tcooper@fosterandpartners.com

  

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Tony McCusker

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Tony joined Himalaya following Seaman's School, Gravesend in 1964, then he joined Canberra after the seaman's strike in 1966 as a mess-man. He then worked as PRS, firstly in the Meridian Room with 'Fruity' Pearce as Barman. He then went to The Cricketers as PRS, then was made up to Assistant Barman with Reggie Firman. In 1971 he went on to work in the Tourist Restaurant Bar taking over from 'Oscar' Bradshaw before finally leaving to get married after the Summer Cruises in September 1971. 

 

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Tony adds;

I enclose a couple of photos of then, age 23 and now, age 60. Where has all the time gone? Not to mention my hair!!!!

 

Tony met his wife Veronica onboard and they are still going strong after 37 years of marriage. They have one son and three grandchildren. They did a nostalgic cruise on Oriana in May this year to relive old memories - and they tell me it was great.
 

Tony's email address is maudessa@btinternet.com

 

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Toni Mazonowicz (aka Mazzo or God) (Deceased)

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Mr Mazonowicz was God to me. He was the only Chief Engineer I sailed with on Oriana and he commanded respect if not only for the fact that he was the chief but it was much more than that. We did, in fact, have need to talk on one occasion and that was at the end of my very first cruise on the Big O when I was called into his office. He asked me if I was an Alcoholic as my wine account had been the highest in the history of P&O for one cruise. A record I was quite proud of but the truth was that my birthday had fallen in that time and I’d had a pour out to end all pour outs just to get to know everybody. Maybe he was just annoyed that he didn’t get an invite. Sorry Toni :)

 

That’s the man right in the front centre of course.

 

Below is Greg Sinclair’s memories of  TONI MAZONOWICZ

 

These are my memories of Toni Mazonowicz (Mozzo), who was the original Chief Engineer on Oriana from when she was launched and was Chief for most of the time I was on Oriana. Mozzo was someone who commanded great respect but we didn’t have a lot of contact with him. The times I did have direct contact with him were memorable and positive.

 

My first memory was when he’d rejoined Oriana on my second trip and I was asked to go with him and the First (Willie Dempster) to assist them with their inspection of the main gearboxes. This involved taking the numerous inspection covers off while they checked the wear on the gears etc.

 

The Chief involved me in the inspection, asking me questions about the gear teeth, which were the driving faces etc. He was very good about it and I appreciated his taking the trouble to help me understand what he was looking for.

 

All was going well and I somehow started taking off an inspection cover for Willie Dempster even though he had his own spanner and Mozzo quickly told me to take covers off for him and said, “I’m the Chief Engineer, not him”.

 

My second and most memorable encounter was when I was on the starboard engine controls leaving Fort Lauderdale. We were steaming at full ahead on both engines when I suddenly got a double full astern order on the starboard telegraph. This was very unusual and meant that there was some sort of panic going on up top.

 

As I answered the telegraph and started shutting off the ahead wheel, I was aware of The Chief racing over and positioning himself right behind my left shoulder. I was told later that he’d been known to knock people out of the way and take over himself in these situations but he just stood right behind me.

 

I was opening the astern wheel as I was shutting the ahead wheel and used plenty of astern steam to bring the ahead revolutions down to zero. I’d been spending time learning the boiler room so I knew how things worked in there and I knew the importance of the fuel oil pressure. I looked up at the fuel oil pressure gauge and saw that it was nice and low, indicating that there were still plenty of fires on and kept opening the astern wheel to get full astern revolutions. I’d gone from full ahead to full astern in pretty good time. It had all happened very quickly.

 

The telegraph then rang “Stop” and there was no more panic. The Chief then took me by the left elbow, leaned forward and said to me, “That was very good”.

 

The Chief then went to the telephone and gave someone on the Bridge a real blast before going into the Boiler Room to talk to the 4th, Dave Betts. As soon as he left the other lads came over to find out what he’d said and one said incredulously, “He touched you”.

 

On another occasion near the end of the same trip, the Chief came to see me while I was on watch. I’d been doing watches in the Boiler Room, being primed for the step up. The Chief came to speak to me and asked if I was ready to take on the 4th Engineer’s job, to which I answered, “Yes”. I was soon notified officially by P & O.

 

I was really pleased that the Chief had spoken to me personally, the way he did. He was quite complimentary and made me feel confident. He was probably concerned about my age as I was only 22 years old.

 

I then sailed as 4th Engineer on four Mediterranean cruises. Toni Mazonowicz had gone on leave for the Cruises and John Howell was relieving him. I knew John Howell, as he was Chief on the trip when the Boiler Room fire happened.

 

Things started happening quickly between me and my then Fiancé and due to some difficult circumstances, I felt that I had to resign and return to Australia with her. I spoke to John Howell, who was very understanding. I tendered my resignation to John Howell and left at the end of the cruises.

 

I always felt bad that I’d let Mozzo down and that I hadn’t even had the chance to explain my situation to him personally, given that he’d treated me well in having me promoted. I don’t think he would’ve been very happy.

Greg Sinclair.

   

 

There’s more photos of Toni here,

 

Sadly the news of Toni's passing can be found here.

 

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Tony ? (Crew Messman)

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Tony at Victoria Quay in Fremantle taken in 1966.    

 

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Tony Chadwick

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Tony was a Deck Officer with P&O and there's a photo of him as 4/O on Oronsay in 1968 here, and later in his career on the Island Princess here.

 

This is now Captain Tony Chadwick, still at sea as an Alaskan Pilot.

   

No email address at this stage.

  

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Tony Minards (aka Atomic Rooster)

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Tony sailed on Arcadia, Uganda, Oriana and (very briefly) Canberra and now lives in Bunbury, Western Australia just 2 hours south of Perth. I used to have a picture of him but lost it in a crash. I’ve emailed him and I’m hoping he can send me some before and after shots. Does anyone out there have any of Tony?

 

Tony was born in Liverpool, raised in Lancashire before some fool adjusted the boundaries and it became Cheshire. He spent his teens in years in Dorset.

 

He volunteered for a Christmas cruise on Canberra and was a VO for that brief time. He loved Arcadia best and has lots of good memories of that vessel. Oriana and Uganda were good too though he remembers. He's still making steam and power on shore now for a large alumina refinery.

 

Tony just sent me this great shot of some guys from 1978 on Arcadia taken in Pago Pago courtesy of Charlie Hill (CTO Oriana). It needed a bit of a colour touch-up but it came out good. It’s a great shot.

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Tony Minards, Chris Fuller (aka Moon Man), Alan Conlin (aka TT), Tony Davies (aka Sid Vicious).

Front:    

??, Chris Ferris (aka Joe 90).

 

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This is Tony (in blue) taken very recently during the Hunter Valley Marathon (August ’09) with his mate from Bunbury, Ian Gibbs...

 

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...and the winner is, Tony Minards! First in his age group (50 to 59). Tony's mate, Ian Gibbs came 2nd and what sort of coincidence is this ... the guy who came 3rd (in black) is also called Ian Gibbs!

   

Tony writes;

Here's a picky from my MBA graduation ceremony held last Saturday (30 April). My wife Terri graduated too. Terri is very organised and reminded me I should be studying or an assignment is due etc’. We got to march through town in our regalia with a brass band and lots of hot business chick grads. I’m in the Bunbury Marathon on 22/5 hoping to do it in style (3:15 to 3:30 ish) weather permitting.

  

There’s more photos of Tony here, here, here,

  

Tony’s email address is minards@iinet.net.au

  

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Tony Pearson Fox (Deceased)

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Does anyone recognise these plates?

  

The following information and photos have been sent in by Tony's step-daughter, Carol Ashworth, who would love to know who the people are in them.

    

Tony's Sea Career;

Joined        10/12/65
Orcades     17/12/65 - 18/03/66
Orcades     19/03/66 - 13/06/66
Orcades     14/06/66 - 18/09/66
Orcades     19/09/66 - 13/01/67
Orcades     14/01/67 - 13/05/67
Orcades     14/05/67 - 15/09/67
Canberra   13/01/68 - 12/05/68
Canberra   13/05/68 - 23/08/68
Canberra   24/08/68 - 15/12/68
Canberra   16/12/68 - ??/05/69
Canberra   ?9/05/69 - 24/08/69
Canberra   14/05/70 - 23/08/70
Canberra   ??/08/70 - 03/01/71
Canberra   04/01/71 - ?
Canberra   21/05/71 - ??/07/71
Canberra   31/07/71 - ?8/12/71
Canberra   09/12/71 - 06/05/72
Canberra   07/05/72 - 02/07/72
Canberra   08/01/73 - 24/02/73
Canberra   25/02/73 - 21/06/73
Oriana       21/07/73 - 01/09/73
Oriana       22/09/73 - 03/11/73
Oriana       04/11/73 - 04/04/74
Oriana       15/09/74 - 23/11/74
Canberra  11/12/74 - 20/04/75
Canberra  21/04/75 - 08/06/75
Canberra  05/07/75 - 05/09/75
Canberra  26/09/75 - 22/11/75
Canberra  05/01/76 - 31/10/76
Arcadia     24/07/76 - 31/10/76
Arcadia     31/10/76 - 05/12/76
Arcadia     12/04/77 - 12/08/77
Arcadia     ?7/10/77 - 02/02/78
Arcadia     02/02/78 - 05/04/78
Discharged in Sydney 

  

The following names have been kindly advised by Terry Bartholomew.

  

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John Heslop (2EO), Tony Fox, Mike Fox aka Liquid Mick (2VO), ??, ??.

Terry writes;

I think the nose and beard that just make it into the picture are of Robin Stone (SAP).

    

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Gordon Chapman aka Grey Fox (CRO), Tom Beck (1RO), Tony Cotton (4EO), Anne Menzies Green (aka Patsy, Social Hostess), Dickie James, John Raine (2EO), Tony Fox, Roger Marshall (2EO).  

  

Dickie James named by Harbo.  

Alex Learmont adds;

The officer between Dickie James and Tony Fox is John Raine (2EO). I had the pleasure of sailing with both Tony and John on the Canberra.

 

Anne Menzies Green kindly named by Terry Bartholomew who adds;

The last remaining person in this group is a social hostess, Anne Menzies Green (Patsy) who's dad was Commodore D'Oyly Green.

      

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L-R:

Dave Ferguson (J2EO), Charlie Hill (3EO) and Tony Fox himself.

  

TB writes;

I had the pleasure of sailing with Tony on the Canberra in the mid 70s before he left the sea and emigrated, I also sailed with him in the latter part of the 70s on Arcadia when he came back to sea, I didn't recognize him at first as he had lost a considerable amount of weight but was still the old Tony although much less inclined to the beer than he had been, perhaps that's where the weight went.

    

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If anyone sailed with Tony and remembers anything about the man please send it in, Carol would love to hear from you. 

    

Carol writes;

While he loved his time after he emigrated to Australia in 1979, working on Cockatoo Island and then Garden Island, his proudest memories were of being at sea.

  

Go to Tony's Departed section.

  

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Tony Simpson

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Tony was a Radio Officer with P&O. This was taken in the Oriana Radio Room in 1976 and I certainly remember that face although like so many non engineers I don't think we ever spoke to each other.

 

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The news of the death of Captain Peter Love prompted Tony to dig out these two fantastic photos.

Tony writes;

I was sad to read of the death of Captain Love last week, it prompted me to sort out some old photos, here are two of myself with Sarah Love, his daughter, during a trip ashore in Fiji. I was in the fortunate position of having them allocated to my dining table on board Oriana in 1975 during the return line voyage from Sydney to the UK. At that time I was 2nd R/O and the photos were taken by 3rd R/O Mark Jordan, who now lives in San Francisco.

 

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What a great shot of our beloved Oriana. God I miss her and those halcyon days. Our thoughts go to Sara and all Peter's family and friends during this sad time.

 

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Here's a great shot of the Oriana in Acapulco Bay with Tony in the foreground. I remember trying to swim back to the ship from that very spot. Yes, I was pissed and no, I didn't make it. 

 

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Tony recalls;

Whilst we were berthed in St Thomas aboard the Sun Princess during the 1970's the Anglina Laura was moored two berths along and she caught fire,

 

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The ship was gutted, assistance was given by officers and crew from the Sun Princess, two that I recall assisting were Mike Gold and Dave Christie,

 

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When we sailed from St Thomas at midnight we took about 600 of the passengers from the Anglina Laura back to San Juan to catch flights home, every public room and alleyway was packed. Does anyone else recall this incident?

 

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This is the bow of the Sun Princess in Glacier Bay.

 

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and here's the crew on a lifeboat collecting 1000 year old ice to chill the Champagne. I'm sure they've stopped doing this some time ago now.

 

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Tony was one of the intrepid heroes who did his bit for his country in 1982. Here he is in Port Stanley, the troops in the background are now packing their kit having successfully retaken the islands. Great job fellars!

 

Tony's also sent in some great photos of Arcadia, Oriana, Canberra, Uganda and Sun Princess along with his wife Jayne (WAP), a Reunion group and Oriana, Sun Princess and Pacific Princess group shots that have all been added to the relative sections.  

 

To follow Tony's photo trail start here.

 

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

 

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Tony Toledo

Tony was a cadet Engineer on the Arcadia in the mid 70's. The above shot was cut from this photo in Arcadia Groups and was wrongly named as Tony Minards (Atomic Rooster) although TB did put a question mark after it. I'm pleased the right Tony has come forward and identified himself.

  

Tony's email address is tony.toledo@dcsi.net.au

  

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Vince Bellam

Vince writes;

I joined Oriana on the 4th August 1974, having been in hotel management up until that point. I was 25, which was old to be a “Junior Assistant Purser”. I stayed on the Oriana, through dry docks and lay-ups until 3 October 1975 having taken no leave whatsoever. I did Medi cruising, then a main line to Aus, a season of Aussi cruising and then back to UK and another season of Medi Cruising. For all my time on board, except for the first two cruises, I was Crew AP.

 
In October ’75 I transferred to Canberra for the last two cruises of the Medi season. We were then in dry dock. And the Deputy Purser in charge, (no names, no pack drill, but you know who you are!) forgot to move the outgoing Goan crew out of their accommodation into passenger accommodation for the last night, to enable them to clean their accommodation for the incoming Goan crew. I can remember him rushing into the Bureau rounding up all the AP’s working standby, (and there were not many of us), handing out boiler suits and getting us to clean the crew accom. I still have nightmares about all the cockroaches that fell out of the bedding in the dormitory. Ugh! The place was disgusting. At the time, I don’t know if it’s the same now, but you could only get promoted on “Sea Service”. Ability didn’t come into it. There was a logjam of senior Pursers; P&O weren’t building new ships at the time. As a cocky young man, I felt I could do a better job than the men in charge, and I remember thinking, “It’s going to take me at least five or six years to become a Deputy Purser, I need to accelerate my career!”

 
I left Canberra, P&O and my sea career on 22 November ’75. I’d had a fantastic fifteen months but it was time to move on, and I returned to Hotel Management.
It was fortunate that I did because I met and fell in love with my wife Angela who was working in the hotel where I went. We married in May ’77 that’s 33 years this coming May (2010). We have two fantastic children, Christopher who is 30; he works in the music business as Head of Radio for Beggars Group. My daughter Sue is 27 and has worked for the last three years for the innovation company “WhatIf” as a Creative Coordinator, but she’s leaving soon to set up her own business.

 
After the hotels I worked as an Area Manager for a pub group and as an Area General Manager for Berni Inns. In 1989 Angela and I took the plunge and went into business for ourselves as Domino’s Pizza franchisees. We opened a store in Barking, East London, one in Chadwell Heath in Essex and finally one in Hadleigh, near Southend. In March ’08 after nearly 20 years we sold our business and I’m now retired – ‘ish. I’d really love to hear from anyone who knew me, an e-mail would be great!

  

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Angela Bellam, Chris Bellam, Vince Bellam, Lucy (Chris’s partner), Sue Bellam, Tim (Sue’s partner) - April 2009.

  

There's more of Vince starting here, and check out Vince's Memories here.

  

Vince's email address is vincebellam@btinternet.com

 

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Wendy Kaye

Wow! Whoever was choosing these ladies did an absolutely brilliant job!


Wendy was a WAP with P&O and Princess Cruises between 1984-1993 and has sent in a few photos from that time on Canberra and Oriana.


Check them all out starting here.

   

More excellent photos from Wendy has prompted the creation of Wendy's Memories.

  

Wendy's email address is wendykaye@verizon.net   

  

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William Stephens

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Willam was a photographer and then a musician aboard Orsova and Oronsay, I believe around 1973.  

 

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William recalls:

This is me at St Peters Square, Venice. Check out the Rolleiflex & Bowen's flash including the Marine Photo Services obligatory blazer and tie.

 

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Excellent photos William and great to see a non-engineer addition.

 

William has sent in a couple of great shots of Orsova here and a few of Oronsay here.

 

William's email address is malstephx@googlemail.com

 

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Willie Drummond

Photo and narration courtesy of Rod Sharpe

Above is an interesting shot of our Senior Second Engineer Mr. Willie Drummond, an ORIENT line man who seriously thought we were officers and gentlemen. You could always pick them, they wore a singlet under their boiler suites. Willie told me it differentiated a “Marine Engineer” from a seagoing fitter. Willie used to wear his sword in the engine room, but the chief banned this after Willie got it caught in the main switchboard and blacked out the ship.

 

This rather candid shot of Willie was taken at a New Years Eve party in his cabin. Being a true Scot, Willie was in general somewhat frugal. He wouldn’t shout if a shark bit him. He was betrothed to a young lady back in Edinburgh and had promised to remain true and pure until his return. On reflection he may well have been made to wear a chastity belt on that particular trip which would account for the fact he never put his hand in his pocket.

 

Willie held true to his noble promise until the tall attractive young lady in the picture joined us. I introduced them at Captains Cocktails at which time Willie seemed to suffer a total memory loss and all thoughts of a happy married life evaporated from his mind.

 

There is little doubt that Willie had designs on this young lady, but the Gods intervened and Willie was struck down with what he later told us was vertigo. We put him safely to bed shortly after this shot was taken.

 

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Willie Henry

Willie is Ex Canberra, and like a few of us, lives here in paradise. Perth of course, Willetton actually but we won’t hold that against him. (It’s a North of the River, South of the River thing). He’s been working in Azerbaijan, South Western Asia, bordering the Caspian Sea, between Iran and Russia, but has just accepted a position with Woodside working out of the Perth office. The project he will be working on is called the Otway Project and it’s a new gas platform offshore in Victoria with an onshore gas plant being built at Port Cambell - so there will be occasional visits to site.

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

 

Above are the same 3 Engineers and the same attractive WAP sitting on Willie’s lap but interestingly the couple on their right is Billy McNeill and his wife. Billy played for, and became the Manager of, the famous Glasgow Celtic Football Club.

 

Above is a recent shot of Willie taken in Perth with Celia Cowan while on her recent Australia, New Zealand trip.

 

I hear that on a recent trip to the UK Willie went to a party at Brian Griffin’s place in Glasgow and met up with Griff, Bert McAughtrie, James (Jady) Stevens, Big Ollie (Olive the nursing sister) and John Forde’s ex-wife Lesley Demain, all ex-Canberra personnel.

 

There’s more photos of Willie starting here.

 

Willie’s email address is kskcon@optusnet.com.au

 

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Zak Coombs

Zak is still at sea and is currently the Executive Purser on the mv Artemis.

 

This is Zak with his lovely wife Tracey taken at the South Atlantic Medal Association 82 Reunion in 2007.

  

There's more of Zak in Alan Mackenzie's section here.

  

Zak's email address is zaknz@btinternet.com

  

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