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Memories - Her Dalian Days
following photos of Oriana were taken in Dalian, China by Stephen Carey
(ex BI Engineering Cadet who finished up Chief Engineer). I'm hoping to
get some photos of Stephen himself so I can add him to the listings.
Coming alongside again.
Engine Room from above.
Main Entrance Hall.
The bell. (I'd love to have that little beauty hanging in my bar after a bit of TLC with the Brasso)
One of her propellers displayed on the deck.
The two ladies are tour guides.
Stephen's friend Bill with one of the guides.
Oriana welcome card.
View from bridge wing.
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Bridge control panel.
Watertight doors control panel.
1st class cabin.
The descriptions for these photos have been kindly added by David Jewkes (ex Chief Engineer).
These were the main pressure and temperature gauge panels for the main reduction gearing gearboxes.
The Potable fresh water pneupress tank. You can also see one of the domestic hot water chlorifiers in the background.
This shows the port reduction gearing and turning gear. Also the line of sprayers for the main bull wheel of the gearbox.
shows the port LP turbine with the cover off. This was an axial flow
turbine, steam entering in the centre and passing through the LP
turbine both forward and aft, blade height increasing. Then down into
the under slung condenser. You can also just see at the far end the
astern turbine blades.
shows the aft end of the port astern turbine. One can also see the
graduation dowels for lifting the turbine cover plus once lifted the
stands to support the cover. (Stand outboard and graduation dowel inner
is the forward port condenser overboard discharge valve. One can also
see the silver pipes in the ships side which were the turbine
compounding pipes when it was required to isolate and compound one of
the turbines. (This was the perfect place to hide your bottles of
spirits from customs during dry docks!).
is the forward pedestal bearing for the LP turbine/astern turbine. The
HP and IP forward bearings were painted silver. You can just see the
astern turbine blades in the picture to the right. The upside down
valve which you can see is the notorious "Blue" valve!!! This valve
regulated the pass in pass out pass through range pressure. During
standby the pressure would vary considerably due to change in plant
loading be it feed pump or TG's. This valve had to be adjusted but
NEVER closed otherwise you could trip out the TG's. Called the "Blue"
valve as one never closed it further than the "Blue" mark!!!!!!
is the pressure and temperature gauge panel which was just in front of
the HP turbine. It covered all three turbines, HP, IP and LP.
is the pressure and temperature gauge panel which was just in front of
the HP turbine. It covered all three turbines, HP, IP and LP. (In the
background you can see the three silver valves on the HP turbine
casing. These were the extra nozzles which could be opened if a higher
speed was required.
On the left, blue, is the main air ejector and to the right is the gearbox.
These are the evaporator brine pumps, A and B and C second effect brine pumps.
is a view looking aft on the starboard side by the Boiler Room/Engine
Room WTD. The green pump is the starboard forward main circulating
pump. The blue pumps on the left are the domestic fresh water pumps and
just visible on the right is the de-aerator extraction pump.
is a picture taken on the port side looking outboard between the first
and second effects of A set evaps. The large blue heat exchanger in the
middle was never there when the ship was in operation. It is the LP
evaporator feed heater. This was above the engine room desk and must
have been moved there for some reason. It could not have been there
when the ship was in operation as one needed access to change the
elements. You can also see the float chamber for the forward evaporator
demister/condenser in blue.
is a view from the centre boiler platform looking over towards the
starboard side, No 4 boiler on the right and No 2 on the left. The FD
trunkings have been removed completely from the boiler front of No 2.
You can also just see the fuel pumps in the distance. You will also see
just behind the boiler panel and next to the red fire extinguisher the
blue cover. This was a cover to protect the FD and ID fan controllers
from any water damage.
roof - I have no idea where this was cut out. Looking closely at the
picture it looks like the back of the boilers as they look like Soot
1 and 3 boiler panel. Just to the right and in the distance you can see
the sewage unit. Also just to the left in the distance would have been
the small desk which boiler tests were completed on.
This is one of the boiler fuel oil pressure pumps, LP pump on the left and HP on the right, both on the same motor shaft.
The harbour service feed pump which was on the starboard side of the boiler room.
This was the watertight door between the stabiliser flat and TG room, forward of the boiler room.
This I think, not 100% sure, is the harbour service LP and HP feed heaters.
is a view of the stabiliser cross head driving cylinders. You can also
see the little door which gave you access to the stabiliser box when in
dry dock. You can still see the brass plate stating that the door
should not be removed unless the ship was in DD, but painted over!!
- This is a view of the main hydraulic pump with the HRU perched on top
with the limit travel screws either side of the operating arm.
view of the multi spray pump in the stabiliser flat. The water supply
pump for the boiler room fire extinguishing system. You can also see
two spare electrical armatures on the bulkhead behind.
view of one of the turbo generators. The pass in pass out pass through
regulator is the small silver box to the right hand side of the forward
turbine pedestal bearing. The little red handle being the adjustment.
Just below and slightly outboard is the activating leaver, painted
silver!!! Underneath in blue is the gland steam condenser and to the
left in blue is the air ejector and condenser. The small range of
valves above are the desup range for gland steam and air ejector.
(There is quite a lot which can be identified within this picture!!).
This was the little purifier in the TG room
used to purify the TG oil which used to get slightly contaminated with
water over a time.
The electrical end of the TG. Just in the bottom of the picture is the lube oil cooler.
Main switchoard - Just to the left and in view are the valves for the cooling water to the Generator air cooling.
Turbine end - The small steam valves which you can see are the ones
for supplying the steam air ejector and the gland steam. You can just
see one of the air ejector nozzle housings to the far right. The big
valve is the pass in pass out pass through isolating valve.
Superheater outlet pressure gauge.
This is a view within the boiler room looking up
above the control panel. To the left you can see the boiler water drum
plus the water drum outlet valve to the boiler feed water regulator,
"Robo". The two silver pipes behind the gauges are the main feed water
pipes to the Robo's.
Main manoeuvring console. The ahead valve, astern valve
and the astern guardian valve which was closed at full away and only
open for manoeuvring in order to protect the astern turbine from
getting hot if the main steam valve leaked past at all.
Very important gauges.
Main turbo feed pump. The small silver valve was to
enable more nozzles to be opened and thus more power produced from the
feed pump turbine.
Engine Room (looking at it's best)
The following photos have been kindly supplied by David Jewkes taken while she was in service.