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Crash Repairs,

In December 1962 Oriana collided with the American aircraft carrier U.S.S. Kearsage off Long Beach California one can see the crash repairs on the bow in this shot, the crest on the bow is yet to be replaced where she hit! (the original one still lies in the bottom of the ocean at the crash site) t

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Some of the Brocklebank cargo ships had canal searchlight doors, Mawana, Makrana, etc. Oddly, they didn't always have the Houseflag centred on the door, I note differing positions for that crest on posted photos of those two ships and hazy memory would back that up. Mahout I can't remember, but the Eriksberg Moss tankers also had the searchlight doors, with the houseflag centred (at least on the three I sailed on).
 

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On March 12th 1962, while sailing in dense fog just off Long Beach, California, she collided with the veteran USS aircraft carrier Kearsarge. The Kearsarge’s aft starboard side was penetrated, resulting in a 25-foot gash. Oriana on the other hand, also received damages. A 20-foot hole was torn up near the bow, and a small fire broke out in her boiler room. This was quickly extinguished however, and luckily the incident did not result in any fatalities. When the damages had been assessed, Oriana was taken into Los Angeles for repairs.
 

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That's Red Stack's Sea Queen on the bow, and it looks like a Miki on the towline aft. She must have been backin out of Pier 35 San Francisco in this photo.
 

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