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Oriana Groups Pre 1970 Index

  

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1961 Tourist Class Cocktail Party

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Courtesy of Julian Hustwitt

L-R:

Pax, Julian Hustwitt (Cadet Purser), Pax.

   

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1965/66 Engineers

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Courtesy of Chris Bayne

Chris Bayne, Dave Dobbs and another officer with 3 passengers.

    

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Courtesy of Chris Bayne

L-R:

Elwyn Jones (Oiler), Dave Dobbs, Chris Bayne, Mick Baxter.

  

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Courtesy of Chris Bayne

Chris Bayne and Andy Tait at the Boiler Room controls.

  

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1966 Can Can Girls

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Courtesy of Jenny Hill (now Anderson)

The lovely bevy of beauties are predominately WAPs i.e. Pat Mitchell, Viv Kiy, Sue Bickell, Dawn Powell and Liz Twine and Jenny Hill.

  

Back row L-R: 

Pat Mitchell, Staff Capt Dennis Scott-Masson, Joan Keating (Telephonist), Capt C Edgecombe, ??, Viv Kiy, Jenny Hill.

Middle row L-R: 

Sue Bickell, Dawn Powell, Elizabeth Twine.

Front row: 

Nursing Sister (can't remember name)

  

Joan Keating has been kindly named by her sister-in-law, Sheila Collier.
    

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1966 Cary Grant with Senior Officers

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Courtesy of Ernest French

Above is a photo of a group in the Captain's Cabin of ORIANA in Los Angeles in June 1966. 

L-R: 

Terry McCarthy (Chief Officer), David Blois (Staff Commander), Cary Grant, Captain Edgecombe, 'Miss Ocean Travel, Toni Mazonowicz (Chief Engineer), Ernest 'Froggie' French (Purser). 

 

Cary Grant and his wife and daughter were embarking for passage to the UK with us. I don't know who Miss Ocean Travel was but it looks as the Chief Engineer is holding her hand.

 

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1966 Death of the Orient Line Invitation to the Wake

Courtesy of Ernest French

On 30 September 1966 a short lived company known as P&O-Orient Line ceased to exist and at sunset ships of the former Orient Line hauled down their house flag. The following morning the P&O house flag was hoisted. It was the end of an era.

 

On ORIANA after church on Sunday 2 October we held a 'wake'. Above is the invitation to that wake.

 

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1966 Orient Line Wake Crew List

Courtesy of Ernest French

 

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1966 The Wake!

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Courtesy of Ernest French

A fine band of men (and a woman) mourning the demise of the P&O-Orient Line as of the 30 September 1966. This wake was on the ORIANA after church on Sunday 2 October. 

 

I'm hoping that Ernest French is one of those gentlemen so I can add his photo to his section. 


David Dickinson writes;

Mr French is 5th from the left of those standing. He was of course known as "Froggy" but to me always as Mr French. He was my first Purser when I joined "Otranto" as a Cadet Purser in January 1954. Of those sitting Harry Steadman, in the middle, was the Chief Refrigeration Officer as they were then called. He was also a good friend when i sailed with him on "Orsova" 1955/56.

 

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1966 Christmas

Courtesy of Ian Smith

Ken Gurnett and Alex Jameson

 

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1966 Dinner Time

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Courtesy of Ian Smith

L-R Clockwise:

Les Morrow, Alex Jameson, Dave Newman, Ian Smith, ??, ??, ? Hodginson (aka 'E'less), Barry Askam, ??.

  

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Courtesy of Ian Smith

L-R Clockwise:

Eric Sweetman, Ann Tingay, Ian Smith, ??, Les Morrow, ??, ??, Dave Whitby, Dave Newman, Alex Jameson, Alan Williams, Neal Mansbridge.

   

Mike Gold adds;

Les Morrow, then 3rd Officer, a great character and still a great friend of mine is now living in Adelaide and a recent master of the Aurora Australis.

   

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1966 Engine Room Curry

Courtesy of Ian Smith

Chris Bayne and Jack Blades.

 

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1966/67 Jack Blades Wedding

Courtesy of Ian Smith

Jack Blades wedding Oriana 66/67 (Note all the cap badges are Orient)
L-R:

Ian Smith, ??, Chas Allan, Mike Ramsay, Dave Whitby, Peter Guile, Mick Baxter, Chris Bayne.

 

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1966/67 Break Ashore

Courtesy of Ian Smith

A break ashore from Oriana 66/67 in San Francisco I think.
L-R:

Eric Sweetman, Colin Ellerby and Alex Jameson.

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1967 Electrical Officers

Courtesy of Ian Smith

L-R:

Ian Smith, ??, Bob Jenkins, Tom Douther, Eric ?, 'Gentleman' Jack Cheetham, Alex Jameson, Barry Volves.

 

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1967 Engineer Officers

Courtesy of Ian Smith

L-R Standing:

Jack Cheetham, ??, Peter Guile, ??, Ken Gurnett, Bob Jenkins, ??, Stuart Waller, Peter Robinson, ??, ??, ??, 

 

Crouching:

Jack Blades, Ian Smith, Mike Ramsay.

 

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1967 Engineers Formal

Courtesy of Ian Smith

L-R Back:

??, Chas Allan, Bob Jenkins, Alex Jameson, Peter Guile, Chris Bayne, ??

Middle:

John James, Mick Baxter, Jack Blades.

Sitting:

Ian Smith, Stuart Waller, Dave Whitby, Ken Gurnett, ??, Alan Williams, Peter Stokes, ??

 

Dave Betts adds the following;

This pre dates me by one voyage but I can recognize Peter Stokes A/E front row sitting 2nd from right. He was also an ex JI Thornycroft (later Vosper) apprentice. He joined P&O in 1966, I joined in Feb 1967. I will think about some others shown who look familiar but names escape me just now. I think it is Mike Baxter (1st Refrig Engineer) middle row 2nd from left.

 

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1967 First Trip Group

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Courtesy of Dave Betts

All I know is this was taken on Dave Betts' first trip in 1967.

 

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1967 WAPs get Fashionable!

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Courtesy of Jenny Hill (now Anderson)

These gorgeous WAPs are parading their "New Uniforms".

L-R:

Viv Kiy (in old uniform), Ann Tingay, Liz Twine, Pat Mitchell, Lily Couvee, Jose Dirks, Jenny Hill (I didn't really have a club foot!!)

  

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Courtesy of Jenny Hill (now Anderson)

  

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Courtesy of Jenny Hill (now Anderson)

L-R:

Ann Tingay, Liz Twine, Jenny Hill, Jose Dirks, Lily Couvee, Sue Bickell and Pat Mitchell.

  

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1968 Race Night

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Courtesy of Chris Hindley

L-R:

Chris Hindley, Carol Hammond, Bill Hemsley.

 

Carol Hammond kindly named by Jenny Hill.

 

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1969 Race Night

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Courtesy of Chris Hindley

L-R:

Chris Hindley, Di ?, Bill Hemsley, Peter Pratt.

  

Peter Pratt kindly named by Harbo. 

 

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Courtesy of Chris Hindley

L-R:

Chris Hindley and Mike Hawkesworth

  

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1969 WAP's Day Out

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Courtesy of Chris Hindley

Chris can't name the WAP's. I'm sure someone can help with that.

 

Steve Wedd writes; 

I thought I could name some of the “WAPS day out” folks. I think the girl at the bottom of the step was Jenny (a Junior WAP) but even after checking the Fleet list (which I think is from a few months later) I’m not confident so I’ll leave it open for anyone to confirm. Don’t know any of the others, - obviously I only had my eye on that particular one!!

  

Fair enough too I reckon!

 

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1969 Western Night

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Courtesy of Chris Hindley

L-R:

Di ? and Chris Hindley

 

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