Orcades(1948)

rjeaevans
22nd August 2009, 11:53
Having managed to post a hello successfully, I wonder if anyone can assist me with information as to where I might get plans of this vessel ? I was transported to Australia on her in 1952 and would like to put my model making skills to work with her.
Thanks
Bob Evans

billyboy
22nd August 2009, 12:25
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. enjoy all this great site has to offer

tsell
23rd August 2009, 02:23
Welcome from the Gold Coast Bob!
I am sure that you will enjoy this great site as much as I do.

Transported? Pray tell, what was your crime??

Taffy R556959

rjeaevans
23rd August 2009, 12:32
Taffy and Billyboy, thanks for the warm welcome . "Transported" always sounds more in keeping with the origins of Australia. I cant recall a crime but at four years old there were probably some minor ones!
Bob

ZZ56
25th August 2009, 02:28
Hello Bob

Have you tried the National Marine Museum? http://www.nmm.ac.uk/explore/collections/by-type/ship-plans/

It seems like they have quite a few 'fees' to apply, but they are a museum and have to keep the lights on somehow.

Lachlan
25th August 2009, 03:38
That's right - you may well find P&O handed the Orcades plans over to the NMM. I know that's what happened with Oriana. You'll probably have trouble obtaining the lines drawings but you can draft your own with reasonable accuracy if you have the deck plans and the GA.