ss Oriana was launched on the 3rd November, 1959 by Princess Alexandria of Kent and took her name from that given to Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) by the poets of that era.
The two Queen Elizabeth's were symbolized by the double E monogram of Orianas badge surrounded by the O which represents Orient Line, the whole is surmounted by an Elizabethan Pearl Crown.
Above is a picture which was in P&O's house magazine "Wavelength" showing The Queen being told the significance of the badge. This is a simply stunning photo of the best ship that ever floated.
When leaving Southampton on the 11th August 1970 the Boiler Room had a serious fire and Greg Sinclair remembers it well.
Some of the guys had fallen into the oil filled bilge in the dark and they were pitch black, covered with fuel oil. It was very dramatic and quite frightening at some stages.
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You can choose your language settings from within the program.Then she returned to Southampton via Auckland and the US West Coast ports. She was the fastest liner on the England-Australia route sailing from Southampton to Sydney via the Suez Canal in 21 days.In 1966 the name of the line was restyled to the P & O Line.grew up on harry potter and still enjoy reading them on occasion.don T scoff; the mythological references and latin spells are all very interesting to me, as well as the fantastical story line.Please contact us if you have found inappropriate content.