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Old 11th December 2004, 05:19
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s.s. Orsova in port at Pago Pago during her extended Pacific cruise season in 1972
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Old 11th September 2005, 01:37
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What a lovely picture !!!......... well done....

SS Orsova in all her glory............

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Old 16th October 2005, 17:56
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Orsova

Orsova was the ship that took me to Australia from NZ in 1969. Wonderful !
What happened to her and the Oronsay, broken up I suppose.
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Old 16th October 2005, 20:34
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Nice photo of Orsova, shame she has the P & O white overside, have a look in this site for more info Douglas. Ken. http://www.pnc.com.au/~byceme/home/home.htm
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Old 21st March 2006, 19:48
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My dad worked on the Orsova, he said it was the best ship he ever served on. Many years after he died my uncle told me a story about when the old boy was in Sydney, He and a few other crew members went ashore for a few beers, some hours later and much the worse for ware he decided to head back to the ship. On the way back he decided to pop into a harbour shed and have a rest, he promptly fell asleep, many hours later he woke up and headed back to the ship, on arrival at the quayside he discovered the ship wasn't there, to his horror he found the ship had sailed to Auckland without him. Around the area where the ship was berthed a lot of police activity was going on and being a nosey Glaswegian with nothing better to he decided to ask a member of Sydney’s finest what was going on, the police officer informed him that a crew member from the Orsova left a local pub late the previous night to head back to the ship and wasn't seen again, my dad was so horrified by this knowing the chances were good that he would know the unfortunate sailor. He asked the policeman the name of the crewmember, the cop replied Bill Bremner. The search was called off immediately and the old boy was taken to the station and allowed to phone the office. He was then flown to Auckland where he met the ship. His punishment was confined to ship for the rest of the voyage and weeks wages. I was informed by my uncle the punishment he received from my mother was harsher.
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Old 23rd March 2006, 17:13
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Has the original photo of Orsova been removed now because I can't see it. I'm guessing it may be from the cable car that went up some mini mountain or other and gave you the opportunity of looking down on the ship. I have a very good one of Oronsay when I was on her in 70/71 which I can post. In P&O white though - regrettablyfor the Orient Line loyalists!
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Old 25th July 2006, 20:04
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Has the original photo of Orsova been removed now because I can't see it. I'm guessing it may be from the cable car that went up some mini mountain or other and gave you the opportunity of looking down on the ship. I have a very good one of Oronsay when I was on her in 70/71 which I can post. In P&O white though - regrettablyfor the Orient Line loyalists!
I was abooard Orsova in 70/71 and if I remember rightly, the cable car used to drop hundreds of frangipani petals as the ship sailed under.Anyone remember?
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Old 4th November 2010, 08:38
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I remember the petals a fantastic sight, I think it was Barbados.
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Old 15th January 2011, 17:30
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s.s. Orsova in port at Pago Pago during her extended Pacific cruise season in 1972
was on her during that trip, joined her in sydney, did two trips after that, happy days gone.
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Old 15th January 2011, 17:36
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does anyone remember robbie bird (deck) he was on the orsova with me

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Old 3rd July 2011, 13:04
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I remember the petals a fantastic sight, I think it was Barbados.
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No it was Pago Pago
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Old 25th October 2011, 16:45
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Served on the Orsova in 1968. Was a deck boy and got my steering ticket on her. Have got many happy memories on her
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Old 25th October 2011, 17:44
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Orsova was the ship that took me to Australia from NZ in 1969. Wonderful !
What happened to her and the Oronsay, broken up I suppose.
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Yes broken up, Kaosiung if my memory is correct, I saw photograph's of her in a sad state of half destruction, like seeing an old friend dying.
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Old 8th November 2012, 05:22
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Served on the Orsova in 1968. Was a deck boy and got my steering ticket on her. Have got many happy memories on her
was just wondering if you knew my dad Emrys Woodmass, im sure he was on the Orsova around this time

if you did i would love to know more
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Hi anyone heard of a Thomas (mcgregor) last name unknown. We think his role was an engineer. He sailed from Sydney to London in 1966 on the Orsova as crew. Be most grateful for any info. Thanks roger
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s.s. Orsova in port at Pago Pago during her extended Pacific cruise season in 1972
Am I missing something?

Where's the picture?
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Old 18th February 2014, 16:34
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I worked on the Orsova fom 1966 till 1968 Great times.
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Old 18th April 2014, 21:04
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Hi Andy, was on Orsova from1962 to 67 was bosuns Mate at that time ,What dept were you in, Tom Crean was the Bosun when i left regards Curly Beardwell
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Old 23rd April 2014, 11:09
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Hi Andy, was on Orsova from1962 to 67 was bosuns Mate at that time ,What dept were you in, Tom Crean was the Bosun when i left regards Curly Beardwell
Hi Curly,
i was a fireman when i was onboard the Orsova, from 66 to68. I had great times when i sailed on her, and some great nights in the pig when we were at sea, happy days.
Andy
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Old 26th April 2014, 14:23
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Hi Andy, was on Orsova from1962 to 67 was bosuns Mate at that time ,What dept were you in, Tom Crean was the Bosun when i left regards Curly Beardwell
Do you remember the night the last suviving Andrews sister came and played in the pig . I will never forget that night as long as i live. What a night.
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Old 26th April 2014, 21:45
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H Andy, cant recall that night mind you it was a long time ago, you said that you worked down below, do you remember Eng- boilermaker by the name of Mick Wellings he was a great friend of mine, married a aussie girl and moved out to Adelaide in the late sixties Regards curly.B.
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Old 26th April 2014, 22:10
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Hi Andy, was on Orsova from1962 to 67 was bosuns Mate at that time ,What dept were you in, Tom Crean was the Bosun when i left regards Curly Beardwell
Tom Crean was bosun's mate when I was on Orsova, I think late '61 or early 62. The bosun was a Scot and I sailed with him 1960 when he was bosun on Orcades.
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Old 26th April 2014, 22:21
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hI Ferrandou, you are right the Bosuns name was Graham white was also with him, also was on Orcades from 1960 -- to 62 was deckman at the time Curly B.
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Old 27th April 2014, 00:45
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Would it be possible if somebody could post the picture of Orsova in Pago Pago because going back to post #1 there is no picture on my laptop.
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Old 27th April 2014, 07:58
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hI Ferrandou, you are right the Bosuns name was Graham white was also with him, also was on Orcades from 1960 -- to 62 was deckman at the time Curly B.
That's the man, I was sos on Orcades and he gave me job of asst. sailmaker. Great number. On Orsova I was in the "heavy gang" and in anchorage only ports I was cox. on motor launch (posh name for covered lifeboat) .
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