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Oriana's Memories - Her Dalian Days


The 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.


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Coming alongside.


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Imposing entrance.


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Coming alongside again.


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Engine Room from above.


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Ditto.


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Main Entrance Hall.


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A deck.


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A deck.


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Looking aft.


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The bell. (I'd love to have that little beauty hanging in my bar after a bit of TLC with the Brasso)


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One of her propellers displayed on the deck.


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The two ladies are tour guides.


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Stephen's friend Bill with one of the guides.


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Oriana welcome card.


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Oriana's funnel.


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View from bridge wing.


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Bridge control panel.


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Watertight doors control panel.


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1st class cabin.

Engine Room

The descriptions for these photos have been kindly added by David Jewkes  (ex Chief Engineer).


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These were the main pressure and temperature gauge panels for the main reduction gearing gearboxes.


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The Potable fresh water pneupress tank. You can also see one of the domestic hot water chlorifiers in the background.


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This shows the port reduction gearing and turning gear. Also the line of sprayers for the main bull wheel of the gearbox.


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This 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.


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This 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 in black).


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This 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!).


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This 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!!!!!!


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This 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.


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This 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.


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On the left, blue, is the main air ejector and to the right is the gearbox.


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These are the evaporator brine pumps, A and B and C second effect brine pumps.


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This 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.


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This 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.


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This 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.


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Glass 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 Blowers.


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No 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.


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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.


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Burner front.


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The harbour service feed pump which was on the starboard side of the boiler room.


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This was the watertight door between the stabiliser flat and TG room, forward of the boiler room.


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This I think, not 100% sure, is the harbour service LP and HP feed heaters.


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This 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!!


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Stabiliser - 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.


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A 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.


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A 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!!).


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TG panel.


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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.



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The electrical end of the TG. Just in the bottom of the picture is the lube oil cooler.


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Main switchoard - Just to the left and in view are the valves for the cooling water to the Generator air cooling.


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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.


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Vacuum gauge.


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Superheater outlet pressure gauge.



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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.


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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.


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Very important gauges.


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Manoeuvring panel.


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Condenser.


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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.


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Manoeuvring platform.

Engine Room (looking at it's best)

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